Distance Advising

Advising is one of the most significant components of a student's successful college experience, and the foundation of a good advising experience is a strong relationship between the advisor and the student. Students are encouraged to see their Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) advisor in person because this is the best way for you to cultivate a relationship.  For this reason, telephone appointments are scheduled under specific circumstances.  Distance advising requires the student to be at a laptop or desktop computer with Internet access.

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Requesting Distance Advising with Your UAC Advisor

  1. Contact the UAC (409-880-8822 or advising@lamar.edu) to see if you are appointment ready and request a Distance Advising Authorization Form. This request is valid for only one distance advising session.  A new form must be completed for any future requests.
  2. If you are appointment ready, a link to the Distance Advising Authorization Form will be emailed to your Lamar email account (LEA). This form requires that you log in using the same LEA username and password. Once you have completed the online form, it will be sent to the UAC for processing.
  3. A representative from the UAC will contact you regarding your request within 2 to 3 business days to schedule your advising appointment.

Preparing for Your Distance Advising Appointment

  1. Go to https://luconnect.lamar.edu/ to access your Lamar email and Self Service Banner. If you are unable to log in, please contact the Service Desk at 409-880-2222 BEFORE your advising session; otherwise, your appointment may need to be rescheduled.

  2. Check your Lamar email on a regular basis. Your academic advisor may email you information to review or forms that you will need to complete as part of your appointment.

  3. Your advisor will contact you via phone on the date and time of your scheduled appointment.  During your distance advising session you MUST be logged in to your Self Service Banner and your Lamar email. Log in early so that you are ready on the date and time of your appointment.
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