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Undergraduate Advising

Our office focuses on the support and guidance of undergraduate students as they create a plan for their academic pursuits while at Texas A&M and beyond. We work to provide undergraduates with information necessary to make decisions in alignment with their goals, while also helping students fulfill the requirements to attain their degree from Texas A&M.

 For our new incoming first-year and transfer students: please be sure to schedule your New Student Conference (NSC) as soon as you’re able. The second day of your conference will primarily be spent with us in advising to familiarize you with our academic requirements, the program and department, and to aid you with your first-semester registration. Please do not schedule an advising meeting with us prior to your NSC, as academic advising will be a part of your NSC experience.

Advising Hours

There are two ways to meet with an academic advisor: appointments and virtual drop-in hours.

Advising appointments 

You can schedule an appointment with me via Navigate; you’ll follow these steps to get to me:

  1. Log onto Howdy
  2. Click My Record tab
  3. Click Advising Appointments
  4. Click Navigate -Schedule Advising Appointments
  5. Click Advising Texas A&M University
  6. Find your college/location – College of Arts & Sciences
  7. Choose the most relevant reason for your visit, such as AT – General Advising
  8. Choose the location for your visit – AT – ANTH
  9. Choose a date and time for your visit
  10. Please include comments on the subject of your visit – this is very helpful for me to have context for our meeting!!
  11. Choose advisor:  Nickelaziena Miller
  12. Proceed to choose a Date and Time that is best for you
  13. Click Confirm Appointment

Virtual drop-in hours are windows of time when an advisor is available to meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis. These hours are ideal for quick questions or clarifications, or if you’re unable to find a timely appointment that works for your schedule. If you need the link to join the Zoom meeting, please email the advisor.

Advising Schedule

Drop In Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Appointment Hours (schedule through

  • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 11:30 am

Meeting with an Advisor

During advising meetings, an advisor can discuss a variety of topics with you including, but not limited to: 


Ziena Miller, Manager for Undergraduate Academic Advising Services

Academic Advisor, Departments of Anthropology & Philosophy

  • Academic Guidance and Support to Undergraduates
  • Degree Plans, Graduation Clearance, Q-Drops, Minors
  • New Student Conferences 

(979) 845-9333