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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


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 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

March 2021 Drop-In Calendar

This month we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month!

Pahoua Yang Hoffman - She was the seventh executive director of the nonpartisan think tank, the Citizens League, and was the first woman and the first person of color to hold the position since the organization’s founding in 1952. In that position she led efforts to place students of color in government and policy internships. Currently she is the Senior Vice President of Community Impact for The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

Sgt. Hiroshi Miyamura - He is a retired United State Army soldier and the recipient of the Medal of Honor for his valor and action in the Korean War after remaining behind to cover the retreat of his fellow soldiers. He was captured immediately following his heroic actions.

Larry Itliong - A prominent labor organizer in the United States, described as "one of the fathers of the West Coast Labor Movement", he organized West Coast agricultural workers in the 30's and led the Delano Grape Strike of 1965, demanding wages equal to federal minimum wage.

I.M. Pei - He was a renowned Chinese-American architect whose most well-known projects include the National Gallery of the Art's East Wing and the Louvre Pyramid.

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink - In 1965, she was the first Japanese-American woman and the first woman of color to be elected to the United States Congress. In addition to writing bills like Title IX, the Early Childhood Education Act, and the Women's Educational Equity Act, Mink was the first Asian-American to run for U.S. President.

Dr. Kalpana Chawla - Dr. Chawla was an aeronautical engineer and US astronaut and the first Indian woman in space. She made two space flights and was one of the seven crew members to die in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003.