Current Student Toolkit

Academic Advising & Advocacy

College department academic advisors will help guide you through your Plan of Study while academic advocates will help undergrads in academic distress progress to graduation. 


ACADEMIC ADVISING

Academic advising services will be available to students primarily via phone or Microsoft Teams. In exceptional circumstances, in-person meetings will be conducted in alignment with university safety guidelines. All walk-in/ drop-in meetings will be held virtually.

Tampa: Academic advising will still be housed within the individual academic colleges. Please refer to the Advising Offices webpage for links to Tampa campus contact information (e.g., phone & emails) by academic college. Students are encouraged to reference their specific college’s advising webpages for more detailed instructions and to access college based advising resources. Newly admitted and continuing (undergraduate only) students can continue to schedule appointments using the online Archivum Appointment Scheduling. Advisors have multiple options listed for providing advising support including by phone or online advising sessions. Inactive or students not yet admitted can schedule appointments via eScheduler and request similar alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Academic advising areas will continue to monitor all college, department and discipline specific advising email addresses. 

Sarasota-Manatee: Online appointments can be made at www.usfsm.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising or by calling 941-359-4330 to speak with an academic advisor. 

St. Petersburg:  For services, visit www.usfsp.edu/academic-advising or call 727-873-4511 to speak with an academic advisor.

Graduate students should contact their major professor or the Graduate Program Director in their School/Department with advising questions.

Tampa: http://www.grad.usf.edu/programs/search_all.php

Sarasota-Manatee: http://usfsm.edu/academics/programs-and-majors.aspx

St. Petersburg: https://www.usfsp.edu/academics/masters-programs


ACADEMIC ADVOCACY

Tampa: Academic Advocates will continue to provide outreach based on referrals and virtual sessions (via phone or Microsoft Teams). You can email your Academic Advocate directly to reschedule or arrange future appointments. If you have been referred to see an Academic Advocate for the first time, please complete the Student Intake Form and you will be contacted within 1 business day. All other questions or requests for assistance can be emailed to academicadvocacy@usf.edu. For more information about services please visit our website at www.usf.edu/oaa.

St. Petersburg: Student Success Advocates will continue to provide virtual sessions and outreach based on referrals (via phone or Microsoft Teams). You can email usfsp-studentsuccessadvocacy@usf.edu directly to reschedule or arrange future appointments. You can also visit our website: www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/student-life/compass/advocacy/index.aspx or call 727-873-4016.