Academic Advising

CABNR Student Center Office
(775) 784-1634
Office: 236 Max Fleischmann Ag Bldg.

Advising Mission Statement

Undergraduate academic advising in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources is an integral part of student academic success.  At the CABNR Student Center we believe in fostering a conducive environment for academic success and creating a culture of inclusion and acceptance.

In the advisee and advisor relationship:

    • We expect you to be accountable for your decisions and education
    • We expect you to be proactive in checking often the electronic resources via MyNevada and the Student Success Collaborative online system
    • We take a holistic approach meaning we take into account the whole student
    • We work alongside you to develop an academic plan
    • Our goal is to empower you to build the necessary skills needed to be academically successful while at the university and for the real world

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a process of information exchange that empowers students to realize their maximum educational potential. The advising process is student-centered and will result in the student gaining a clearer understanding of himself/herself, and the experience of higher education (Crockett, 1987).

CABNR Mandatory Advising Policy

All new admitted freshmen have mandatory academic advising and are required to attend Summer Orientation.  All new transfer students are also required to meet with an advisor prior to enrolling in classes.  Mandatory advising means that you must meet with an advisor before you will be able to register for your upcoming semester’s classes.  We suggest scheduling your appointment at least 1-3 weeks prior to your registration date and time.  

Per University policy, all new freshmen are mandated to participate in academic advising for at least 2 consecutive semesters.  CABNR has a minimum of 5 semester mandatory advising policy.  Advising is mandatory for all Freshmen, Sophomores and first semester Juniors as well as new transfer students. 

Who is my advisor?
The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources has both professional academic advisors in the CABNR Student Center and faculty advisors.
New students (freshman), continuing freshman and sophomores, students declaring or changing their major to one offered by CABNR, and all students on academic probation are advised by their academic advisor in the CABNR Student Center in the following majors:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Science
  • Nutrition (both Nutritional Science and Dietetics)
  • Veterinary Science
  • Rangeland Ecology and Management

Effective Summer 2016 The CABNR Student Center will also be advising new students (freshman), continuing freshman and sophomores in the following majors:

  • Ecohydrology
  • Environmental Science
  • Forest Management and Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Juniors and seniors with declared majors in CABNR and in good academic standing (UNR cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher) are advised by their faculty advisor