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Advising and Careers

Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor to plan their program of study.  Keeping track of one’s course of study and progress toward graduation is the responsibility of the individual student.

Students are encouraged to maintain contact with their academic advisors throughout their university career to discuss their course of study, and to go over their academic interests and career plans. Continued contact with an advisor can help students develop and maintain an academic program that is consistent with their interests and to stay on track for graduation.

Tykeson College and Career Advising

The Tykeson College and Career Advising in Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall is UO’s new advising center, located on 13th Avenue, between Johnson and Chapman Halls. At Tykeson Hall, you can work with professional College and Career Advisors who can help you explore your interests, schedule your classes, plan for graduation, discuss career interests, and more.

You can schedule appointments with our Tykeson College and Career Advising team via the EAB Navigate app available in the App Store or Google Play. Please visit the Office of Academic Advising’s website for information about appointments and hours of operation.

Students wishing to make appointments with Elizabeth Milner (who will be working in Tykeson Hall this fall) should contact her directly at or 541-346-1181, or contact the front office at 541-346-5002.

Mike Peixoto, our Undergraduate Coordinator, is also available to assist students to:

  • Understand the sociology major and minor requirements
  • Choose courses to meet necessary prerequisites and/or major/minor requirements
  • Look ahead at upcoming course offerings to prep for advising appointments
  • Complete registrar forms such as late graduation petitions, tuition refunds, and grade changes
  • Coordinate prerequisite and/or enrollment overrides (with faculty approval)

Mike is available year-round and can be contacted using the details below.

Location: 435 PLC

The Peer Advising Office

In addition to the undergraduate advisor, the department has a peer advising program available to assist students with advising. The Peer Advising Office is staffed by sociology undergraduates who have been trained to advise students on both sociology and university requirements. They assist with planning a course of study, preparing for a more productive meeting with the undergraduate advisor, and in using the university’s other resources.

The Peer Advising Office is staffed during the academic year, weeks 1 through 10 of each term.  It is not staffed during exam weeks or breaks. See the schedule posted on 706 PLC, typically by the second week of term, or contact the Sociology department office for availability.

Location: 706 PLC
Phone: (541) 346-5012

A peer advisor can assist with online progress reports, help fill out the Sociology planning worksheet, and assist students with planning their future academic and professional careers. Students are urged to take frequent advantage of the services of the Peer Advising Office.