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OUR TEAM

Our advisors are committed to helping get the most out of your education. Each student is assigned an advisor upon enrolling at the Valenti School. Our advisors have a specific area of study and advise all students of that major.

For general advising questions, email ateamvsc@uh.edu to contact our advising team.

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

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Trever Thomas

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KaDarrius James

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Jocelyn Saldierna

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Walk-in Wednesdays

Have a quick question for an advisor or need a form signed? Stop by for “Walk-in Wednesday.” Each week, our undergraduate advisors accepts walk-in appointments on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. One advisor will be stationed at the front desk in our main office to help students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our staff will be ready to answer your quick questions about classes, credits, declaring your COMM major/minor, etc. Here are some example questions we typically answer during these sessions:
  • How do I declare my major/minor?
  • A class I need is not being offered. What do I do?
  • What do I do if a class is closed?
  • My transfer credit is not posted. What do I do?
  • Can I submit this paperwork or get it signed?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Current Students

    I need to meet with an advisor. What do I do?
    You can schedule your appointment through your myUH account. Appointments cannot be scheduled by advisors or staff at the front desk.

    For a brief advising session, you might also choose to attend a Walk-in Wednesday session.

    When does the advising schedule open?

    The advising schedule generally opens for appointments every Friday at 9:00 AM. We open one week of appointments at a time. Please keep an eye on appointment availability throughout the week.

    Which advisor do I schedule an appointment with?

    Please advising appointment with your primary advisor. To see your primary advisor, visit your myUH account.

    Available slots are shown in blue hyperlink on Advisors’ calendars. Check your email for confirmation of your appointment once you've scheduled it.

    I scheduled an advising appointment but can't remember for when. How do I find out?

    You can view your scheduled appointment online. After logging into myUH, visit UH Self Service > Advising > View My Appointments

  • Undeclared Students

    As an intending COMM student, how do I get an appointment?

    1. Login via CougarNet or PeopleSoft > UH Self Service (gold icon) > Advising > Appointment With Advisor > click tab for Appointment with Other Advisor
      • Academic Career:
        • Select UnderGraduate (let page load)
        • Select Major (let page load)
      • Academic Program: Select CLASS Undergraduate (let page load)
      • Academic Major: Select from drop-down menu as follows:
      • Majors by Code:
        • Communication-Advertising, BA (Advertising)
        • Comm-Org/Corp Comm, BA (Corporate Comm)
        • Comm-Health Comm, BA (Health Comm)
        • Integrated Communication, BA (Integrated Comm)
        • Comm-Interper Comm, BA (Interpersonal Comm)
        • Comm-Journalism, BA (Journalism)
        • Comm-Media Prod, BA (Media Production)
        • Comm-MP/Media Stds, BA (Media Studies)
        • Comm-Public Relations, BA (Public Relations)
    2. Click Schedule Appointment with Other Advisor > Select Advisor