Virtual Drop-In Advising

When you need to speak with an advisor, please determine if an appointment, or drop-in visit, would best fit your needs (see chart below). If you decide an appointment is best, feel free to schedule through My Bearcat Network. When scheduling you will be able to see how and when your advisor has availability, in person, online, etc. If you encounter problems with My Bearcat Network, call our front desk staff at 513-556-5860. If you decide virtual drop-in advising will suit your needs more immediately, scroll down for more details. 

Drop-in vs Appointment?
Drop In (15 minutes or less) Appointment (15-30 minutes or more)

Examples include:

  • Adding a minor or certificate
  • Considering withdrawing from/ adding a course
  • Grade Replacement questions
  • How to find things in Catalyst

Examples include:

  • Mandatory advising to remove registration hold
  • Discussing a change of major
  • Long term planning 
  • Planning for study abroad

Virtual Drop-In Advising Availability


Advising Hours

Hours are posted weekly on the A&S Advising Canvas site.

General Availability:

  • Monday: 1-4pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-12pm
  • Thursday: 1-4pm
  • Friday: 9am-12pm

*Exceptions apply. Check Canvas to confirm availability.

How to join a Virtual Drop-In Session

During advising hours, click the button below to join. Please note: You will be admitted into the waiting room first, and then the on duty advisor will admit you into the Zoom room in the order that you joined. 


On the following days, Drop-Ins will not be held or will have reduced hours:

  • Friday, September 8th
  • Thursday, September 21th
  • Friday, November 17th
  • No Drop-In advising will be available on University holidays or days the University is closed.
    • Drop-In advising is offered on the Reading Days (Oct 9 and Nov 7)
  • Drop-in advising will conclude on Friday, December 8th for the Fall 2023 semester and resume again in the Spring