COVID-19 Update

A message from Fox Undergraduate Advising regarding COVID-19

In order to support our students in this transition to online classroom instruction, Fox Advising will offer all of our services virtually. In an effort to promote social distancing, we are moving staff, students and workshops to a virtual platform. An outline of our ongoing services is listed below.

Appointments via Zoom
Students should continue to schedule appointments with their assigned academic advisor via the Fox Online Appointment System. This is the BEST method to meet with an advisor for long-term planning, and petition processing matters. Freshmen and Sophomores can meet with any Freshman/Sophomore Advisor. Juniors and Seniors can meet with their assigned major advisor.

Express Advising
A virtual waiting room via Zoom will be monitored during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) for URGENT matters. Students will be able to “drop in” and ask quick questions as they would in our normal office setting. These meetings are limited to brief, 10-15 minute sessions with an “on call” advisor to answer quick questions about immediate academic issues.

Workshops
Fox Advising will continue to host our normal workshops for Fly-in-4 Academic Planning, and Freshman Registration in Canvas. These events will be updated and posted in Canvas, with email invitations sent to targeted populations.

Virtual Walk-in Advising
We will be offering expanded virtual walk-in hours in anticipation of the following important advising commitments
• Withdrawal Deadline Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
• Priority Registration for Summer beginning March 26, 2020.
• Priority Registration for Fall beginning April 2, 2020.
See the Schedule below for your specific priority registration date per total credits.

Priority Registration Schedule

Build Your Registration Plan in SSB for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 NOW!

Helpful Tips to Support Your Online Advising Experience
• Run your DARS to see the courses in your degree program that you still have yet to take. Instructions to run your DARS can be found online
• Plan Builder – Instructions on how to develop or update your plans is available here
• 2019-2020 Academic Calendar
• If you are on Academic Warning or Probation, you are required to complete Fox Back on Track (available through Canvas).
• Even if you cannot self-register, you can always use Self-Service Banner to Look Up Classes, plan your roster and note the CRN for each course.

Your health is our highest priority, and as a community-driven organization we will continue to provide the best support and information to assist you to make informed academic decisions.

For immediate advising specific concerns not addressed above, you should email your assigned advisor, or front desk at foxadvis@temple.edu, or call 215-204-7672.

For GENERAL QUESTIONS related to student resources, deadlines or referrals please email foxpeer@temple.edu

Sincerely,
Julian White
Senior Director – Center for Undergraduate Advising

Experience the Power of Fox’s Center for Undergraduate Advising: Three Teams, One Mission.

Our purpose is to provide quality academic advising services that empower students to make informed decisions about their education, projected career, and personal/professional life at Temple University.  Students work collaboratively with our academic advising team to develop individual plans for academic success, interpret university policy, fully utilize campus resources, and engage in the process of reflection and decision making that will promote their achievement.

Schedule an Appointment

As a Fox School student, there are several ways you can meet with an academic advisor.

Scheduled Advising Appointments: This is the best method of meeting with an advisor. Appointments are available throughout the calendar year at Main, Center City, and Ambler campuses. Schedule an appointment using the online system.

Daily Walk-in Advising: Walk-in advising is offered daily (5 days a week) in Speakman 101 for emergencies and/or immediate concerns. These meetings are limited to brief, 10-15 minute sessions with an “on call” advisor to answer quick questions about immediate academic issues.

Virtual Advising (through WebEx): If you’re enrolled in the Online BBA program or would like to request a virtual appointment, schedule a meeting with your assigned virtual advisor using the online system Link will open in a new window. If you have problems doing so or would like to request an appointment via WedEx, email Ms. Shelley Hunter at foxadvis@temple.edu with a list of at least three dates and times that you’re available.

Evening Hours: The Center offers evening appointments on Thursday until 6pm for students who attend courses in the evening. To request a Thursday evening advising appointment, please call the Fox Advising Main Campus office at 215-204-7672 or email Ross Markman at ross.markman@temple.edu.

Schedule an Appointment

Come Prepared

As an active participant in the advising process, you’ll bear the ultimate responsibility for making educational and career decisions. Therefore, the Fox School advising staff relies on you to be prepared with questions and refer to your advising notes both before and after meetings. You’re expected to know university policies and your program requirements as defined in the Bulletin and on your report.

Advisors strive to provide knowledgeable assistance to ensure your accurate understanding of university and school policies, utilization of campus resources, interpretation of curriculum requirements, and timely completion of degree requirements.