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Undergraduate Student Services

front desk advisingWelcome to Undergraduate Student Services (USS) in the College of Health and Public Affairs. The goal of our office is to provide the highest quality undergraduate advising for current and prospective students, faculty, and staff.

Take the opportunity to explore our website or come visit our office in HPA II, Room 115. Do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance. We look forward to meeting with you in the future!

Advising news: Advisors Present on Student Readmission, Retention at National Conference, Oct. 28, 2015
Academic Advisors Now Certified to Give Career Advice, Nov. 24, 2014

Mission Statement

In keeping with UCF's mission, the College of Health and Public Affairs recognizes that education is more than the classroom experience. Another component is academic advising, an educational process that begins at the university's orientation and continues at advising sessions that help students clarify their life goal and reach their maximum educational potential. Through academic advising, the college provides guidance, information and assistance to students. The College of Health and Public Affairs also ensures that each student makes the best possible use of the resources, programs and services that UCF has to offer.


Undergraduate Students Services assists students in understanding matters relating to college and university requirements, policies, and procedures. Our office also coordinates orientation, registration, and graduation for students in the college. Students are invited to meet with us to discuss their academic progress.

In addition to servicing students, the office supports faculty members and administrators by supplying advisement information and training, special policy waivers, and student record information.

Undergraduate Student Services professional advisors meet with students on an appointment basis, Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 407-823-0010.  Peer Advisors are available for students wishing to "walk-in" for advising.  Students must bring a current, printed degree audit for any and all advising services.

Undergraduate Student Services can provide students with resources and information to include, but not limited to:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Academic Advising
  • Registration Assistance
  • Override Processing
  • Transient Student Information
  • Academic Probation Advisement
  • Graduation Certification
  • Readmission Advisement
  • Faculty Classroom Reservations and Scheduling



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Staff Members

Meet the COHPA major experts!

Mrs. Mary Rente

Assistant Director:
Mrs. Layla Archer

Academic Advisors:
Ms. Amber Flowers
Ms. Gail Raymond 
Mrs. Kristal Johnson
Mrs. Jessica Mays

Peer Advisors:                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ms. Laura Ballesteros
Mr. Ryan Trent
Ms. Ariadna Santos
Ms. Amy Willsey

Coordinator-Space Utilization and Analysis:
Mr. Dan Oberbeck

Office Manager:
Ms. Shirley Jeffrey

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA II, Room 115
Phone: 407-823-0010
Fax: 407-823-0022
Email: hpainfo@ucf.edu

Office Hours           
9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Friday Peer Advising ONLY
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Professional advising: Appointment basis
Peer advising: Walk-in basis

Curious about important deadlines?:
Visit http://calendar.ucf.edu

Graduating spring 2017?
1. File your intent to graduate in your myUCF as soon as possible; 2. Enroll-- you MUST be enrolled at UCF your graduation term; 3. Check your myKnight Audit to verify requirements met

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