University Advising Center

Pennington Student Achievement Center

Contacting Us

(775) 784-4684
Pennington Student Achievement Center, Suite 405

About the University Advising Center

The University Advising Center serves five populations of students at the University of Nevada, Reno:

  • Undeclared students
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Redeciding students (students in a major, but exploring other options)
  • Bachelor of General Studies majors
  • Students taking Academic and Career Exploration courses (ACE 100 & ACE 210)
  • Pre-professional students (ie: pre-law, pre-med, pre-dental, etc.)

Due to the undecided nature of these student populations, University Advising Center staff works, in close collaboration with our students and university staff, to assist with the decision-making process so that students can declare a major and graduate as soon as possible.

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Fall 2019 Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

9/2:  CLOSED (Labor Day)

10/25:  CLOSED (Nevada Day)

11/11:  CLOSED (Veteran's Day)

11/28-29:  CLOSED (Thanksgiving & Family Day)


The University Advising Center operates on an appointment basis. Occasionally during the first few days of the beginning of the semester we offer limited walk-in hours. You can login with your NetID and password to the Student Success Collaborative to schedule your appointment.  If it does not show any availability, you may also call the University Advising Center at (775) 784-4684 to schedule your appointment.  Please make sure when making appointments that you have your NSHE ID number available as it is very important for verification

Students are not assigned to a particular advisor, but are welcome to request a specific advisor.

Please make sure you arrive on time or early to your appointments. The advisor reserves the right to re-schedule appointments if you are late.

Advising Center Mission Statement

Through a collaborative student-centered approach, the University Advising Center will engage students in the process of exploring and defining their academic and career goals and create effective strategies to achieve these goals.

Advising Staff

  • Emilly Borthwick-Wong, Ed.D., Director
  • vacant (transfer)
  • Grace Cardenas Leal, M.S. (pre-professional)
  • Aldrin Santamaria, M.A. (pre-professional)
  • Kara Spracklin, M.S.
  • Josh Deason, M.A.
  • Peer Advisors
  • Student Employees

Meet the University Advising Center Staff