Office of Undergraduate Advising & Career Services

Roles & Responsibilities


As an advisee, it’s your responsibility to:

  1. Meet with your advisor regularly (usually at least once per semester). Plan ahead for peak registration times. Turn off your cell phone during appointments!
  2. Seek help from your advisor regarding your academic degree progress and ask questions if something is unclear.
  3. Actively prepare for advising sessions and bring relevant information and materials to advising sessions. Follow through on recommendations and referrals.
  4. Be familiar with the policies, procedures and curricular requirements for your chosen program(s) of study. Read the undergraduate catalog and Student Guide to University Policies.
  5. Use the UDSIS system to register for classes and monitor your academic progress.
  6. Read email communications from all University offices, including the Lerner Advisement Office.
  7. Understand that you are ultimately responsible for the academic choices and decisions you make.



Your advisor has the responsibility to:

  1. Help you develop educational goals consistent with your interests and abilities.
  2. Provide and explain information related to University policies, procedures and curricular requirements for the Lerner College’s majors and minors.
  3. Help you monitor your academic progress (via UDSIS, accurate degree requirement check sheets, regular appointments, sophomore degree audit checks, mid-term grade communications during freshman year, senior check-outs, etc.).
  4. Help you select courses. Explain the UDSIS registration process.
  5. Keep regular office hours for advising sessions and respond to your emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. (Please allow at least 2 business days for a response to emails and phone calls; longer during peak registration times.)
  6. Tell you about University resources and special academic opportunities; refer you to other University support offices when appropriate.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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