Preparing students to make their mark on the world of health care.

Drop-In Advising
The Health and Life Sciences Advising Center offers drop-ins every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. During these hours, students can stop by and check in with the front desk to meet with a peer advisor to answer quick questions. If you arrive outside of these hours, you will be asked to return during drop-in hours or to schedule an appointment.
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Alayna Hutchinson

Community Health Student

Alayna Hutchinson first encountered the Health & Life Sciences Advising Center early in her career at IUPUI, where she started out as a Pre-Nursing Major. She said that she “always loved science and helping people, so [she] had always considered healthcare.” Alayna did eventually apply to the IU School of Nursing but was unsuccessful in her first attempt. It was then that she turned to HLS for help. Alayna met with both a student success advisor and a career consultant to go over her different options. Continue reading Alayna's story.

Kevin Kimemia

Accelerated Nursing Student

Kevin Kimemia wakes up with excitement, knowing that what he will learn today is something that he is interested in and he will use every day in his nursing career. He feels driven to learn more and understand all that he is doing now, because his future patients will depend on him. Kevin is happy because he’s doing what he wants to do and “feel[s] like he has a true purpose now.” But, it wasn’t always so easy for Kevin to get to this point, and he took a non-traditional path to nursing school. Continue reading Kevin's story.

Mackenzie Koch

Cytotechnology Student

Just like many others, Mackenzie’s path to IUPUI and to finding her major was a rocky one. After starting her college career at Indiana University East, taking classes at Ivy Tech, and transferring to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, she finally found her way to IUPUI in the fall of 2015. Mackenzie says she “was all over the place” switching from Nursing to Biology to Dental Hygiene to EMT, thinking she had no clue what she wanted to do in life. Continue reading Mackenzie's story.

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Office Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call (317) 274-4857 to make an appointment, or schedule an appointment online.

Online and Evening Appointments

Call (317) 274-4857 to schedule an appointment.

Drop-In Hours

Tuesday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


The Health and Life Sciences Advising Center is located in Hine Hall (IP) on the second floor in suite IP 241.