GDB Advising Information

Virtual Drop-in Advising

Tuesdays, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 362-977-9393

Drop-ins are 15-minute advising meetings hosted by GDB Advising. They are meant for quick questions.

Longer discussions may require follow-up via email or scheduled appointment.


Peer Advisors

  • Schedule checks
  • Peer experience with classes
  • Peer experience with practicum
  • RE list check
  • GDB minor advising

Academic Advisor Grace

  • Schedule checks
  • Degree checks (may require longer meeting as follow up)
  • Study abroad questions
  • Forms and petitions questions
  • Practicum questions
Advising Appointments Advising appointments are 30-minute meetings for more in-depth advising. If you have several questions and/or wish to spend more time working with an advisor, please schedule an appointment with the appropriate type of advisor

Peer Advisors

  • Change of major
  • General academic planning
  • Practicum planning and tips
  • RE questions
  • Questions about peer experience
  • GDB minor advising

Peer advising appointments will be remote (on Zoom). You will receive a link for the Zoom meeting in an automated OASIS email.

Academic Advisor Grace

  • Yearly check-ins
  • Specific practicum issues or delays
  • Graduation delays
  • Academic standing
  • Planning study abroad
  • Readmission and withdrawal
  • PELP/Cancellation
  • Career planning
  • Any other special situations

Appointments with Grace may be remote (on Zoom), over the phone, or in-person in Hutchinson 152 (LIMITED).


How to Schedule an Appointment

Please note that we only schedule advising appointments at least 24 hours in advance.

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please email at least two hours before your scheduled appointment.

To make an appointment with a Peer Advisor:

  1. See peer advising hours below.
  2. Request an appointment by sending an email to with your name, SID, advising question, and several days and times of availability based on current advising hours.

To make an appointment with Academic Advisor Grace:

  1. Visit
  2. Click "Get Scheduled."
  3.  Select "Plant Pathology, Nematology and Entomology Advising Center."
  4. Choose your major (i.e., "Global Disease Biology")
  5. Enter your contact information.
  6. Select a day, time, and type of appointment (remote, phone, or in-person).

If you do not see any availability on the appointments system, please email with your name, SID, advising question, and several options for your availability.

Academic Advisor Grace's Weekly Office Hours

Mondays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hutchison 152 OR on Zoom at Meeting ID: 362-977-9393