A designated advisor is a staff or faculty member who will have view only access to your SIS information. This person will not be able to release advising holds but will have access to your academic and personal data.
A designated advisor can only be assigned by a student. Once logged into SIS, a student can click the Advisors tile on the Student Homepage. From there, choose Designated Advisors from the menu on the left.
For more detailed instructions, see our Designated Advisor User Guide.
No, a designated advisor is optional and up to each individual.