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All Drop-In Advising is conducted remotely, through the USF Archivum system.

Drop-Ins are 15 minutes long and are done on a first-come/first-served basis.

During our scheduled walk-in dates/times, students can 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 3-5 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

The BioAdvise drop-in calendar theme for 2023 is... "The Most Fanciest of Cats!"

  • Each month take a stroll through our portrait gallery and meet a new Fancy Cat!

March 2023 Drop-In Calendar


April 2023 Drop-In Calendar