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Office of Undergraduate Advising Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Office of Undergraduate Advising. Previously, the Director of University Advising, Erin Ciarimboli, reported dually to Enrichment Programs to also encompass Pre-Professional Advising. The establishment of this new office will serve to coordinate and enhance University advising services to undergraduate students across all campuses and disciplines, and the office will report to the Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff and Student Development. Erin will serve as Director of this new office, having previously served as Director of University Advising and Pre-Professional Advising at UConn since May 2020. Kelly Gilbert will also continue her essential work in the role of Learning and Development Specialist. Erin and Kelly are vital partners supporting undergraduate student success and this restructuring will provide necessary resources to support the growing needs of advising at UConn.

The Office of Undergraduate Advising will provide centralized leadership and advocacy for UConn’s undergraduate advising community; share critical communications and resources; build and deliver advisor onboarding, training, and professional development; oversee the university’s scholastic standing process; and facilitate collaborations with students, faculty, staff and other units across the university community in order to support and improve undergraduate student success.

The Office of Undergraduate Advising will work closely with First Year, ACES, ISS, SASP, transfer, school/college, and pre-professional advising centers, as well as advisors on all UConn campuses. The office will continue to conduct its work from the Rowe building.

We are excited for the work emerging from this area in support of Life-Transformative Education through advising and mentoring. Thank you to all those who contributed to the creation of this office. Supporting our undergraduate students is at the heart of our university’s mission, and the work of our colleagues in advising is instrumental to their success. Please reach out to with any questions.

Anne and Michael

Anne D’Alleva
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michael Bradford
Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff, and Student Development