Meet with an Advisor
Biology Drop-in Advising Labs
Virtual drop-in Advising Labs occur weekly via Zoom with the exception of academic intersession/breaks and holidays. There will be no drop-in advising August 23rd to September 17th. Advising labs will resume for fall quarter beginning the week of September 20th.
To join a drop-in lab, click here.
Finding your Faculty Advisor
Students are assigned to a faculty advisor within the department based on their intended biology emphasis or interest and are notified by email. If you are unsure who your advisor is, you can find out via your “Student Record” on Web4U or on your “Student View Summary” at the top of your Degree Works Worksheet. You may also contact the Biology Department Office and our front desk staff may be able to locate this information for you.
Scheduling an Advising Appointment
Faculty advising appointments are scheduled directly with the faculty advisor and not through the department’s main office. The most effective way to reach your faculty advisor is to request an appointment via email or use the Advisor Contact Form. Contact information for all departmental personnel is available on our Department Directory. In your email, make sure to provide the days and times you are available as well as your W# so that your advisor may review your academic history prior to your meeting. Some faculty host scheduled drop-in advising sessions and/or may offer advising during their office hours. It is important to be aware that faculty try to be as accessible to their advisees as possible, but that some appointments may need to be scheduled up to a week or two in advance.
Faculty advisors and department advisors utilize Degree Works to assist students in academic course planning and to track a student’s progress towards degree completion. It is helpful to review your Degree Works worksheet prior to your advising appointment to have an understanding of the requirements remaining for your chosen major.
Advisor Contact Form
Use the advisor contact form in lieu of an email to request an advising appointment with your assigned faculty advisor. This form includes prompts to help the advisor learn more about the type of advising you expect prior to your meeting.