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Due to the current university mandate regarding COVID-19, our office is working remotely.

We are still providing virtual Drop-Ins, during our scheduled walk-in dates/times, using Microsoft Teams.

In order to sign-up for a Drop-In, please log-in to the USF Archivum system and select "Get in line for a Drop-In Appointment" on the Appointment Scheduling page.

The Drop-In list will open 15 minutes prior to the start of Drop-Ins. You can review the scheduled Drop-In days and times on the calendar below.

Once your name is logged, you will receive an email with a scheduled 15 minute time slot and the information required to log-in to your virtual, Microsoft Teams drop-in.

At the time of your virtual drop-in, please video or phone call into the Microsoft Teams meeting, as outlined in the email, to begin talking with an advisor.

If you have any trouble with this process, you can email our front office at


Please keep the following in mind:

The Teams link you receive will prompt you to join the meeting by downloading the Microsoft Teams Desktop app, or by joining on the web instead. Either one of these options will connect you to your advisor.

You can also choose to call in with your mobile device using the toll-free number provided. Once you call the number, you will be prompted to enter the conference ID, followed by the # sign. This will connect you to your advisor for an audio conference.

Please be patient: If you log-in a few minutes before your appointment, please note that your advisor may not have joined the meeting yet. We may be wrapping up the previous drop-in and will be in shortly.

We are here to help you. If you are unable to find an appointment or get on to the Drop-In list, please email us your questions to We are providing email advising as well to best support our students.

Please keep in mind, during this busy time the BioAdvise inbox has a 5 business day response time.


The following are appropriate for a 15-minute Walk-In appointment:

  • Academic Probation (AP) Holds
  • Course planning for the upcoming semester
  • Graduation checks for seniors graduating in the upcoming semester
  • Registration emergencies (NOT permits)
  • Financial Aid Forms
  • Study Abroad Forms

In order for a Biology Advisor to see a student for an AP hold during walk-ins the student must have the appropriate CANVAS tutorial completed beforehand.

Academic Advising (AA) Holds do not require an appointment in order to be lifted.

The following will need a 30-minute appointment:

  • AF Holds (Former Student Returning Hold)
  • ARC Academic Renewal paperwork
  • Major exploration/declaration of major
  • Career planning
  • Double Major or Concurrent Degree paperwork
  • ROTC semester planning paperwork (104R)

The following items cannot be processed during an appointment. Instead, they should be completed through the appropriate online form

August BioAdvise Drop-In Calendar

Past 2020 Drop-In Calendars: