University Academic Advising provides Virginia Commonwealth University first-year students with a common advising experience to ensure they receive the support needed to transition to college and excel in their first year of study at the university. University academic advisors guide students through goal setting and understanding the academic requirements of their majors as well as help them explore new majors if they are undecided or interested in changing their current major. University Academic Advising also provides referrals to campus resources, supporting students in their educational and professional goals.