Drop-In Hours and Modality

Drop-In Meetings

Drop-In meetings can be used during the Fall and Spring semesters for quick questions or for advisor approval of an Add/Drop request. These meetings are typically only 15 minutes or less. If you think you need more than 15 minutes, we recommend that you make an appointment with your advisor. Drop-In meetings will only be available during the specified schedule listed below.

Attention: There will be no Drop-In hours on the following dates: November 24th and 25th.

Fall 2022 Drop-In Hours

September 12th to December 9th*
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
There are no Drop-In hours on Wednesdays.
*Drop-Ins will only be offered virtually on the following dates: October 20th & 21st and November 21st and 22nd.

NB: When the University is unexpectedly closed Drop-In meetings will not be offered. Should the Advising Office need to cancel a regularly scheduled Drop-In session, an email will be sent to the Hopkins email address of KSAS students.


Types of Drop-in Meetings

In-Person Drop-In Meetings

If you are on campus and wish to come into the office to meet with the advisor-on-duty you will find our suite on the 5th floor of the Wyman Park Building, 3100 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore, MD.  21211. Our office is at the top of the ramp once you step off the elevator.

Complete the sign-in process as directed by the receptionist and have a seat until the on-duty advisor is available to see you.

Virtual Drop-In Meetings

Whether you are on campus or off campus, you may choose to meet with the advisor-on-duty virtually via Zoom. To do so, follow these instructions:

  1. To enter the Drop-In Zoom session, complete the sign-in form.
  2. Click on the link provided after submitting your form and the zoom host will admit you into the session.
  3. When the advisor-on-duty is available, you will be placed into a private chat room.
  4. Once your conversation with the advisor comes to an end, click on the “Leave Meeting” button to end your zoom session.

Knowing your FERPA Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education record and prohibits the university from disclosing information from those records without the written consent of the student.

When you meet with an academic advisor, your advisor will be assuming that you have established the level of privacy in your setting that you want during your advising session. When an additional person is purposefully present during your advising meeting, your advisor may ask you to complete a FERPA Release Form before the advising session may continue. 

For more information, please consult the FERPA website created by the Office of the University Registrar.