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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.

If you have any trouble with this process, you can email our office at bioadvise@usf.edu.

 

Please keep the following in mind:

When the drop-in list reaches capacity it will be closed and you will be unable to add yourself. Therefore, we strongly recommend signing up early to ensure you are able to get on the list.

Once you add yourself to the list, please be prepared to receive a call from our office based on your chosen communication method (phone or Microsoft Teams).

As an added note, when we pull you from the list in preparation to call you, your name will no longer show on the drop-in list.

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 bioadvise@usf.edu. 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 Drop-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

For the month of February, we highlighted influential Black figures on our Drop-In calendar.

Langston Hughes: an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

Maya Angelou: an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.

Muhammed Ali: an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison: an American egineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Shirley Chisholm: an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In the 1972 United States presidential election, she became the first African-American candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Wangari Maathai: a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for her "contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace." As a beneficiary of the Kennedy Airlift she studied in the United States, earning her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She went on to become the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

Alvin Ailey: an American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). He created AAADT and its affiliated Ailey School as havens for nurturing black artists and expressing the universality of the African-American experience through dance. His work fused theatre, modern dance, ballet, and jazz with black vernacular, creating hope-fueled choreography that continues to spread global awareness of black life in America.