Advising Appointments & Drop-Ins

Advising Appointments

30 minutes in length

First- and Second-Year Students - Meetings are to be with your assigned CAS advisor.

Junior and Senior Students - You first should have connected with your assigned faculty advisor. But, if you have questions that could not be answered by your faculty advisor, you should attend drop-in advising with CAS Advising.  Please refer to the instructions for Drop-in Advising below.

Appointments will be held either in-person or virtually through Zoom and all appointment times are Eastern Time.

Drop-in Advising will be held virtually through Zoom.

In Navigate, please select the modality that fits your preference for the appointment.

What’s Discussed?

  • Exploring major and minor options
  • Clarifying academic requirements
  • Discussing your academic goals
  • Discussing careers, study abroad, etc.
  • Degree completion planning

See below “Scheduling An Appointment”

Drop-In Advising

10 minutes in length

Fall Semester Drop-ins:

  • August 29-December 2, Monday-Thursday (2:00-4:30 pm). 
    Drop-ins will not be held the week of Thanksgiving (November 21 - 25, 2022)

Meetings are with CAS Advisor in the cognate area of major; students who have not yet declared a major will be seen by the first available CAS advisor.

Drop-ins will be held virtually.

Please be aware that during peak times, there could be a significant wait time or you may be asked to attend drop-ins another day depending on the student volume in the waiting queue.


  1. To check-in for virtual drop-in advising, you must wait until 2pm.
  2. Checking in for a virtual drop-in, means you are available to be seen starting from the moment you checked in.
  3. Not responding to an advisor’s meeting invitation within 5 minutes will result in you being removed from the check-in queue.
What’s Discussed?
  • Quick questions
  • Planning for following semester courses
  • Clarifying academic requirements or policies
  • Exploring CAS majors, co-majors, or minors
  • Non-CAS students should attend drop-in advising for any questions related to CAS majors, co-majors, or minors.
  • If further discussion is required, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled.

See below “Checking In for Drop-In Advising”

CAS Advisors in Upham Hall use Navigate to schedule advising appointments. Please see the instructions below.

  • Non-CAS majors should plan to attend drop-in hours.
  • Plan ahead! During peak advising times (October-November, March-April, and June), students should plan to schedule an advising appointment two or more weeks in advance.
NOTE: You cannot check-in for drop-in advising before it begins

Checking-In means that you are in the queue, and you should expect to receive contact from an advisor via email, phone, or Google chat.

Scheduling An Appointment

We offer appointments weekdays from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm throughout the semester, but our busiest times are the month before and the month of registration. Please plan ahead, as schedules fill up quickly.

Instructions for first-year students wanting to make an appointment with their assigned advisor:

To schedule an appointment, visit

  1. Choose "Get Assistance" in the top right corner.
  2. Under Appointment Type select “Advising & Academic Support”
  3. Under Service, find "Oxford - College of Arts and Science Appointment and select "Appointment w/ Advisor."
  4. Under Pick a Date, select the date that works best in your schedule. Then choose "Find Available Time."
  5. On the New Appointment page you should see only your assigned advisor’s open appointment times. Select one that works with your schedule.
  6. On the Review Appointment Details and Confirm page please complete the following:
    1. In the How would you like to meet? box, please indicate an in-person or online (Zoom) meeting. (Please only select phone as a last option)
    2. In the Would you like to share anything else? box, please include the reason for your appointment or what you want to talk about (it helps your advisor prepare).
  7. Choose "Schedule" to finalize the appointment.

After scheduling the appointment, you will receive an email confirmation that will include additional information and instructions.

Checking In for Drop-In Advising

Fall Semester Drop-ins:

  • August 29-December 2, Monday-Thursday (2:00-4:30 pm)
    Drop-ins will not be held the week of Thanksgiving (November 21 - 25, 2022)

Drop-in advising is available virtually from 2:00-4:30, Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. 

  • To check-in for virtual drop-in advising, you must wait until 2pm.
  • Checking in for a virtual drop-in, means you are available to be seen starting from the moment you checked in.
  • Not responding to an advisor’s meeting invitation within 5 minutes will result in you being REMOVED from the check-in queue.
  • Drop-in hours are intended to address scheduling questions and immediate concerns. If you wish to discuss bigger-picture topics or plan for future semesters, you must schedule an appointment.
  • Drop-in meetings will be held via Zoom. Please let us know if you need to use a different platform.
  • There are typically multiple advisors available during drop-in advising and students are met with on a first-come, first-served basis. Wait times may vary, but during peak hours can exceed 45 minutes.

To sign up:

  1. Login to Navigate.
  2. Choose "Get Assistance," located in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Under Other Options, select "View Drop-In Times".
  4. Under the Appointment type “Arts & Science Drop-Ins should be pre-selected.
  5. Under Service, there should be only one option to select and it is related to the area of you major.
  6. Then click the "Find Available Time" button.
  7. On the next page, ignore the filters on the left, and select the "College of Arts & Science" Academic Advising" link to the right.
  8. Choose the "Check-in with first available" button.
  9. The next screen will indicate that you have successfully checked in, which means you have been added to the queue of students waiting for the next available advisor.
  10. Have your Miami email account open, as an academic advisor will message you there with their personal Zoom link.
  11. Click on the link you receive to join the waiting room for the advisor’s personal meeting room; they will admit you from there.

If you need to cancel your drop-in:

  1. Return to your Navigate Student Homepage (choose the Home/House icon).
  2. Choose the red Check Out box if you need to cancel your drop-in before attending.
  3. A confirmation message will come up and you can click Okay, got It."

Cancelling/Rescheduling an Appointment

To cancel an appointment, go to

  1. On the right side of the screen, there is a section titled Upcoming Appointments, and you should see your appointment listed there. Choose CAS - General Advising to access the appointment information.
  2. In the bottom, left of the Manage Appointment dialogue box, choose to Cancel My Attendance.
  3. Select a reason from the drop-down and enter any comments.
  4. Choose Mark As Cancelled.

To reschedule, follow the instructions for canceling an appointment, then schedule a new appointment using the instructions above.


  • Users who anticipate or experience a disability-related barrier to using Zoom are encouraged to contact to request a reasonable accommodation. Webex may be used as an alternative platform for hearing accommodations.
  • If you are unable to access Zoom, please contact us (513-529-3031) to request an appointment via a different platform.