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

St. Petersburg campus:  For services, visit www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/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 campus: www.grad.usf.edu/programs/search_all.php

Sarasota-Manatee campus: www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/academics/programs-and-majors.aspx

St. Petersburg campus: www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/academics/index.aspx


ACADEMIC ADVOCACY

Academic Advocates work individually with undergraduate students facing academic challenges to review their options and collaborate with colleges and university departments to improve the student's progression to graduation. Advocates will continue to provide outreach based on referrals and virtual sessions (via phone or Microsoft Teams). 

Tampa campus: Academic Advocacy referrals, student inquiries, and appointment requests can be submitted via the Office of Academic Advocacy Student Intake Form. More info can be found at www.usf.edu/oaa.

Sarasota-Manatee campus:  Request advocacy support by emailing your request to tovathanasin@usf.edu

St. Petersburg campus:  More info can be found at COMPASS Advocacy