Virtual Drop-In/Express Advising

Advisors are available to answer quick questions via Zoom on a first-come, first-served basis via our virtual drop-in advising.

Mondays–Fridays, 2–4 p.m., excluding holidays

Log in to Virtual Drop-in Hours (Please note: you must be signed into your UC Davis Zoom account to access the session.)


Topics that are best
for virtual drop-in

Topics that are best for
a pre-scheduled appointment

  • Finding campus resources
  • Declaring a major or minor
  • Preliminary Degree Checks
  • GE, College, or University requirements
  • Schedule changes
  • Study Abroad (Global Learning)
  • Internship and research opportunities
  • How to request a late drop
  • How to start a petition 
  • Requirements for changing majors
  • Commencement/graduation events
  • Leadership or engagement opportunities
  • Career, major, or minor exploration
  • Academic Probation/Subject to Dismissal
  • Academic plans for multiple quarters
  • Questions about specific petitions and/or situations
  • Withdrawal/Readmission 
  • Retroactive changes 
  • Pass/No pass grading options
  • Going to part-time status
  • General support/guidance
Virtual drop-in appointments are about 15 minutes long. If you would benefit from a longer conversation with an advisor, we encourage you to book an appointment through the Advising Appointment System.

How to "Zoom" for Virtual Advising

After you click on the Zoom link above, you will be directed to a waiting room. The meeting host will add your name to the virtual queue and will admit students into the meeting on a first-come, first-served basis. Once in the meeting, the host will ask about your questions and direct you to a breakout room where you can chat with a Undergraduate Academic Programs dean’s office advisor. If you need more time, the advisor will help you schedule a follow-up appointment.