Hardin Hub for Career & Academic Advising
Hardin Residence Hall Seminar Wing
Fall & Spring Semester Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Phone:  (919) 843-2320


To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor please use Advising’s online scheduler (rather than emailing an advisor).  Choose “Hardin” in the location field.
To schedule an appointment with a career counselor, please go to http://careers.unc.edu and click on “Appointments”

Academic advisors at the Hardin Office are generalists and serve all undergraduates and majors in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Academic Advising Drop-In Hours
Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm; Friday 10am – Noon.


Kelsey Axe

Senior Advisor

171C Hardin Residence Hall Seminar Wing
Hardin Hub for Career & Academic Advising, South Campus



I am a Tar Heel born and bred!  I graduated from UNC in 2011 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in English.  After spending many semesters at UNC as an undeclared major I found my true calling, working within student affairs to aid students in forging their own academic and career paths.  I went on to study at Clemson University and received my Master of Education in Counselor Education-Student Affairs in May 2013.  While at Clemson I worked as a graduate assistant in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, specifically working closely with the undeclared students.  My other experiences include working at Furman University with Student Activities, Tri-County Community College in Career Services and Southern Wesleyan University in the Department of Athletics.  I love to cheer on the Tar Heels and the Tigers, though when up against each other I pull for Carolina 100% of the time! I also enjoy watching almost any sport, reading many different types of books, running, playing with any kind of animal and live theater.

Fred Cave

Senior Advisor

171B Hardin Residence Hall Seminar Wing
Hardin Hub for Career & Academic Advising, South Campus



Originally from South Carolina, Fred Cave earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UNC and a Master of Arts in Management from the Wake Forest University School of Business.  He began his career in education with the Duke Talent Identification Program as an educational advisor for the Next Generation Venture Fund, a college access program for gifted, underrepresented high school students.  He continues to work in college access through his involvement with Emily K Center’s Scholars to College Program in Durham, NC.  In his spare time, Fred enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Sarah Johnston


172B Hardin Residence Hall Seminar Wing
Hardin Hub for Career & Academic Advising, South Campus



Originally from Essex Junction, Vermont (yes, she’s a Northerner), Sarah chose to move south for college because she was looking for a change of scenery and a totally new experience. She attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she graduated with a degree in History in 2011. Because she couldn’t fathom moving back to Vermont after undergrad, Sarah decided to attend graduate school at “the Other Carolina”; her master’s degree is in Higher Education and Student Affairs. When she’s not working with students, Sarah likes to exercise (not CrossFit), take day trips exploring different places around North Carolina, and spend time with her boyfriend.

Jean-Paul Viray


171A Hardin Residence Hall Seminar Wing
Hardin Hub for Career & Academic Advising, South Campus

(919) 843-1587


I’m a native of the Chicago suburbs (Addison, IL specifically) and brand new to North Carolina. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University. I began my academic advising journey with schools in the Chicago suburbs and central Illinois, eventually making my way here to UNC. I am very excited to be here! In my free time, I’m either watching or talking with someone about sports (I’m a rabid sports fan and will talk about any subject), doing the occasional crossword puzzle or reading a non-fiction book.



Samantha Lockwood

Student Services Assistant

177 Hardin Residence Hall Seminar Wing
Hardin Hub for Career & Academic Advising, South Campus


Advising Peers

Maggie Ristow

Advising Peer

Hardin Hub for Career & Academic Advising, South Campus


ristow@live.unc.edu Undecided UNC ‘13 See more about me here!