Advising (courses & careers)

Changes to advising & student support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Our College and its Student Center take the coronavirus spread very seriously.  To help keep our campus community safe and well, we are temporarily transitioning from face-to-face advising and student support to virtual advising and remote support via email, phone, text or Zoom. We are here to support you! Please reach out with any questions, and please ask if you need anything. Keep calm, be smart and stay safe, Wolf Pack.

Email support

For help, send an email to student_center@cabnr.unr.edu. We'll return emails 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Phone support

Call or text us at 530-492-0099 for help. We will answer calls, texts and messages 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Direct support

Already in contact with an academic advisor? To continue working with that advisor, contact them directly.

Our Mission

Undergraduate academic advising in the College 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 students to be accountable for your decisions and education
  • We expect students to frequently check electronic resources via MyNevada and the Student Success Collaborative online system
  • We take a holistic approach, meaning we consider a student's lifestyle, study habits, health and other characteristics when 
  • We work alongside students to develop an academic plan
  • Our goal is to empower students to build the skills needed to be academically successful while at the University and in 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).

Mandatory advising policy

Advising is mandatory for all freshmen, sophomores and first-semester juniors, as well as new transfer students. Mandatory advising means that students must meet with an advisor before they will be able to register for upcoming semester’s classes. We suggest scheduling an appointment at least 1-3 weeks prior to the registration date and time.

All newly admitted freshmen are also required to attend CABNRFIT.

Who is my advisor?

The College 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 the College and all students on academic probation are advised by CABNR Student Center academic advisors in the following majors:

  • agricultural science
  • biochemistry & molecular biology
  • biotechnology
  • ecohydrology
  • environmental science
  • forest management & ecology
  • nutrition (both dietetics and nutritional science)
  • veterinary science
  • rangeland ecology & management
  • wildlife ecology & conservation

Juniors and Seniors majoring in Agricultural Science, Rangeland Ecology and Management, or Nutrition are advised by the College Advisors in the CABNR Student Center.

Juniors and Seniors majoring in any CABNR program other than Agricultural Science, Rangeland Ecology and Management, or Nutrition and who are in good academic standing (University cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) are advised by their  faculty advisor.