Vision: To provide a transformative advising experience that empowers all undergraduate students to excel, grow, and thrive throughout their academic journey at MIT and beyond.
Mission: The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) team strives to help every undergraduate student at MIT reach their full potential with individualized, holistic advising from matriculation to graduation.
At the UAC, we recognize that every student is unique and has different goals, interests, and challenges. Taking into account students’ diverse academic, personal, and career aspirations, we aim to create a safe and inclusive space where students can openly express concerns, ask questions, and explore opportunities. Whether a student needs assistance selecting courses, exploring experiential learning opportunities, or finding co/extra-curricular activities, we connect students with the appropriate resources they need to accomplish their goals.
Our Institute Advisors, equipped with advising expertise and a passion for student success, are dedicated to building and fostering strong student-advisor relationships. The UAC staff serve as mentors, advocates, and navigators, tailoring their support to meet the needs of the individual student. In collaboration with faculty, academic departments, and campus partners, we work with students to develop comprehensive success plans that align with their interests and values. Our holistic approach extends beyond academics, recognizing the importance of students’ overall well-being. We aim to foster resilience, adaptability, and personal growth in our students, equipping them with the tools, knowledge, and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of MIT and the world beyond.