Drop-In Advising

As a currently enrolled College of Liberal Arts student, you are welcome to use in-person or virtual drop-in advising. In-person and virtual drop-in advising is limited to 5 to 10-minutes.

Examples of issues you can talk to an advisor about in virtual drop-in advising:

  • Concern about a current class
  • Quick questions about academic requirements
  • Review of class schedule, but not long-term planning
  • APAS questions
  • Campus referrals
  • One-time-only withdrawals
  • College or University academic policies

How to Access Drop-Ins

No appointment is needed. You should attend in-person drop-in advising in the same advising office as your assigned academic advisor. (Visit the Advisor Locations guide and look up your advisor if you don't know which advising office your assigned advisor is in. If you don't know who your assigned academic advisor is, contact the CLA Student Services office by phone at 612-625-2020 or by email at class@umn.edu.)

Johnston Hall Drop-in Advising
612-625-2020, class@umn.edu

  • In-person drop-in advising is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 4 PM in 16 Johnston Hall. In Person Drop in is CLOSED 12/20/21 - 1/17/22, please use our virtual drop in hours (see below).
    • You must check in at least 15 minutes before drop-in hours end.
  • Virtual drop-in advising is available Monday – Friday from 12 PM to 4 PM in the drop-in advising Zoom roomVirtual Drop in CLOSED 12/23 - 12/31, will be open 1/3/22 and 1/12/22 10am-2pm, 1/14/22 10am-4pm
    • To connect for virtual drop-ins you must sign in with your University of Minnesota username and password and you must be signed into your Zoom account. (View the Zoom Desktop or Mobile App installation instructions). 
    • You must check in at least 15 minutes before drop-in hours end.

Heller Hall Drop-in Advising
612-626-7714, claheller@umn.edu

  • In-person drop-in advising is Monday – Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM in 575 Heller Hall. You must check in at least 15 minutes before drop-in hours end. In Person Drop in is CLOSED 12/20/21 - 1/17/22, please use our virtual drop in hours (see below).
  • Virtual drop-in advising is available Monday – Friday from 12 PM to 4 PM in the drop-in advising Zoom room.
    • To connect for virtual drop-ins you must sign in with your University of Minnesota username and password and you must be signed into your Zoom account. (View the Zoom Desktop or Mobile App installation instructions). Virtual Drop in CLOSED 12/23 - 12/31, will be open 1/3/22 and 1/12/22 10am-2pm, 1/14/22 10am-4pm
    • You must check in at least 15 minutes before drop-in hours end.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop-in Advising
612-625-2300, mlkdesk@umn.edu
Visit the MLK Program & Advising Office Webpage for in-person and virtual drop-in hour information.

President's Emerging Scholars Drop-in Advising
612-624-7729, cla-pes@umn.edu
Contact us for in-person and virtual drop-in hours.

*Must be checked in at least 15 minutes prior to the end of drop-in hours; summer hours and break time hours will vary.

If you're not able to access the drop-in Zoom rooms, contact the CLA Student Services Office by phone at 612-625-2020 or email at class@umn.edu.