Finding Answers Is Just A Matter Of Knowing Where To Look

Advising resources abound. Whether you need help ensuring that the classes you’re signing up for next term will fulfill the requirements you need to graduate, or exploring academic and career goals, there is an advisor ready to speak with you.

CHC Graduation Requirements [pdf] »

CHC Graduation Audit Checklist [pdf] »

Sample CHC 4-Year Course Plan [pdf] »

4-Year Course Plan Template [pdf] [Word] »

CHC Faculty Advisors

Did you know you have a CHC faculty advisor? The professor assigned to your CHIP course freshman year is your formal CHC advisor. We encourage you to meet with your CHC advisor at least once a year to:

  • Make sure you are on track to fulfill CHC graduation requirements
  • Connect you to research opportunities on campus
  • Think about how to fit study abroad into your schedule
  • Advise you on applying for distinguished scholarships
  • Discuss ideas for your thesis research topic

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Director of Undergraduate Advising

Elizabeth Raisanen, PhD

As director of undergraduate advising for the Clark Honors College, Dr. Raisanen collaborates with colleagues across campus to assist CHC students with their advising needs.

She develops advising resources and programming; mentors CHC students; provides support for students who wish to apply for distinguished scholarships and fellowships; administers the CHC's donor scholarships and thesis research grants; coordinates the CHC's peer advising program; and provides weekly updates with advising tips, deadlines, and opportunities to honors college students.

Winter 2019 Office Hours:

•  Monday 1 - 4pm
•  Thursday 1 - 4pm

All office hours held in 324 Chapman Hall.

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Elizabeth Raisanen

Angela Rovak

As First-Year Academic Advisor for the Clark Honors College, Dr. Rovak dedicates her time to ensuring all new and incoming CHC students have a successful first year.

She provides office hours for first-year students, answering questions on CHC requirements, assisting with four-year planning, distributing information on scholarships and other campus resources, and helping students build time management and other study skills.

Fall 2019 Office Hours
Please use the Navigate platform to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rovak

  • Mondays 1-5pm @ 1005A Bean Hall
  • Tuesdays 12-2pm @ 1005A Bean Hall
  • Wednesdays 11-1pm @ 115 GSH, 3-7pm @ 1005A Bean Hall
  • Thursdays 3-7pm @ 115 GSH
  • Fridays 1-5pm @ 209 Chapman Hall

Angela Rovak

Advising for Undeclared Students

Haven't landed on a major yet? Wonderful! Now is the time to explore all the opportunities open to you. Try an anthropology class here, a marine biology class there, and talk to current honors college students. Every major at the University of Oregon is represented within the CHC student body, so getting answers to your questions is only a matter of asking.

The University's Office of Academic Advising specializes in advising undeclared students. Schedule an appointment with them directly if you would like to speak with an advisor about various options as you prepare to declare a major.

Advising In Your Major

When you declare a major you will be assigned a faculty advisor in that major. That person is best positioned to give guidance and advice on anything and everything related to successful completion of your major. For information on how to balance your major with coursework in the Clark Honors College, see the advising aids below that show a variety of suggested paths for how to complete both CHC and your major requirements – and graduate on time.

Read First: How to Use the Advising Aids

Degree Guide

Formerly known as the "Degree Audit," your Degree Guide is found in DuckWeb and is used to document your progress towards fulfilling the graduation requirements of both Clark Honors College and your chosen major. The guide is designed to assist you in course planning and degree tracking, but it is not an official guarantee of degree completion. It is not always easy to interpret the guide, so you should consult with advisors in the CHC and your major department to discuss your Degree Guide and verify progress through your degree requirements.

Advising Resources & Tools​


UO Resources for CHC Students [pdf]