Total Advising

Total Advising

Total Advising

An Integrated Approach to Academic Advising 

OVERVIEW

Academic Support. Faculty and Peer Advising. Professional Development.

For years, resources for student advising were scattered around Grounds, which was challenging for students. UVA created Total Advising to combine career counseling and personal coaching with connections to alumni mentors and internship opportunities. This new approach allows greater access to vital services and a wide range of resources to prepare students for UVA's demanding academic environment. These resources are essential for low-income, first-generation, and transfer students.

A Shared Vision

Dathel and John GeorgesDathel and John Georges of New Orleans—parents of two UVA students—realized that Total Advising needed a home. The Dathel and John Georges Student Center, housed on the second floor of Clemons Library, is the direct result of the Georges’ shared vision with the University and its commitment to the student experience.

A Base for Success

The center provides a full spectrum of services that support students where they need it the most.

  • Study areas that serve various uses, from one-on-one consultations to larger meeting spaces for workshops and small group meetings
  • Space for representatives from many areas to hold workshops and walk-in hours, providing career counseling, internship search assistance, suggestions for undergraduate research and more
  • Expanded tutoring services offered by the Writing Center, the Math Center, and other academic support areas
  • A location that makes it easy for students to attend events and access resources