How to Meet an Advisor

Appointments

 Freshman and Sophomore level students are required to meet with an advisor each semester until they reach Junior level status. Additionally, new students and students on academic probation are required to meet with an advisor before they can register for classes.  Juniors & Seniors and all other students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester.

Appointments are conducted in person in 304 White Hall, Nixson Hall, or in the Gym Annex (see information at left). Students can also meet with an advisor virtually via Microsoft Teams,

To schedule a virtual advising appointment go to KSUAdvisingAfter you schedule your advising appointment, an advisor will contact you by email regarding the appointment format. Please note, you can only make an appointment two weeks in advance. If you have issues making an advising appointment contact the Vacca Office of Student Services (VOSS) at oss@kent.edu or 330.672.2862.

Have a quick question?  Schedule a virtual drop-in appointment with your specialized advisor by visiting: Microsoft Bookings. Please note, you can make an appointment up to 3 days in advance, drop-ins cannot fulfill required advising.

New students who have never met with their advisor will have a one-hour advising appointment for their initial/first appointment with the advisor assigned based on major.  After the initial one-hour advising appointment, most appointments thereafter will be 30 minutes in length.  Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday with the last appointment of the day at 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment

Drop-In Hours

Beginning the second week of the semester, your assigned advisor for your major will be holding office hours.

  • Each advisor will have Drop-In hours 2 days per week, 2 hours each of those days
  • Days and times determined by your advisor - see Who Is My Advisor
  • First-come, first serve basis for each advisor; students are taken in the order on the sign-up sheet for that particular advisor
  • Limited to 15-minutes maximum
  • In-person in 304 White Hall, or virtually via Microsoft Bookings
  • Perfect for quick questions that do not require a full appointment
  • Example: "Should I drop a course?", "What is the Praxis exam?"
  • Meeting your advisor during Office Hours does NOT replace the required advising appointment
  • Click here to see your advisor's Drop-In Hours

Drop-Ins - in person

Beginning the week before the start of the semester through the first week of the semester, academic advisors will be available:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 10 a.m. - Noon and 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Come to 304 White Hall
  • All drop-in sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis for each advisor; students are taken in the order on the sign-up sheet for that particular advisor
  • Limited to 15 minutes maximum 
  • Perfect for quick questions that do not require a full appointment
  • Example: "Should I drop a course?", "What is the Praxis exam?"
  • A drop-in does NOT replace the required advising appointment and will not necessarily be with your assigned advisor

 

Office Hours and Walk-in schedules are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur. It is encouraged that you call ahead to check the availability of your advisor.