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MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2024:
begins for priority students (Veterans or veteran-funded, students in fully online majors, Honors College, student-athletes) 

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024: Enrollment begins for all students

Your advisor’s name and contact info is listed in SOAR > Academics >Advisor Information. If no advisor is listed let us know through the Ask-an-Advisor Form.


Advisement Myths


"I have to pay my balance or clear my holds before I can be advised."


All students planning to attend the upcoming semester should be advised as early as possible.



"I am not sure about 
my plans or major 
so I should not go 
to advisement."


Advisors will support you during the decision making process and refer you to USM offices that can help! Going to advisement can help you know your options.



"I already know what classes I want to take so I don’t need 
to be advised."


All students must be advised every semester at USM. This is a time for advisors to check on student progress and to discuss successes, areas with room for improvement, and plans for graduation!


Before Your Appointment

  Review Your Degree Requirements

View USM Bulletin

Download your degree progress report from SOAR


  Clear Academic & Financial Agreement

Clear the UGRD Academic & Financial Agreement from SOAR To-Do List


  Place Classes into Your SOAR Shopping Cart

Use Schedule Builder Tool

Manually search for and add classes via SOAR 


  Make a List of Questions


Write down questions and concerns you want to discuss with your advisor:

  • Classes
  • Change of Major/Minor
  • Graduation Planning
  • Career Information


  Gather Your Materials


Have these materials available during your appointment



Be prepared and saor to the top!




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Contact Us

Advisement Center
Cook Library 203
Hattiesburg Campus

118 College Drive #5096
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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