Academic Advising

advising you where you are

The health, safety and well-being of our community members is very important to us. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are offering undergraduate advising where you are, via email or Zoom.

Before you request advising

Please check the following links. You will find clear and helpful answers to many questions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

If your question is not answered in the above locations, please follow the steps below for:


Advising by email

Send an email from your @mail.utoronto.ca U of T email account to utm.anthro@utoronto.ca with the following information:

  1. Your first and last name
  2. Your student number
  3. Your question

The Undergraduate Advisor will reply to your email with the answer so please check your mail.utoronto.ca account regularly. If a more detailed discuss is necessary, the advisor will recommend that you book a Zoom advising appointment.


Virtual drop-in hours

In lieu of in-person drop-in hours, we have virtual drop-in hours to respond to your questions by email. If you send your email question during the published virtual drop-in hours (see calendar below), you will be guaranteed an answer during that day’s drop-in hours. Be sure that you send your question from your @mail.utoronto.ca account and include your first and last name as well as your student number. Missing information may result in a delayed reply.

Should extenuating circumstances* prevail and an immediate reply is not possible during the drop-in period, then you will be notified as to when a reply will be sent during the next 24 hrs. Please note that these drop-in inquiries are meant to be used for a quick reply to a specific question. If a longer discussion is necessary, we recommend that you book an advising zoom appointment (see instructions below).

*Examples of extenuating circumstances include a higher than normal volume of inquiries or your question is received at 11:59 am and the drop-in hours end at 12 noon, to name a few.

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How to request a Zoom advising appointment

If you wish to request a Zoom advising appointment to discuss your question or concern, please send an email with the following information:

  1. Your preferred date and time for a Zoom appointment (must be between 9:30am-4pm Monday - Friday EST)
  2. Your first and last name
  3. Your student number

The default length for most Zoom appointments is 30 minutes. We may not be able to accommodate same-day meetings on the day you send your request.

IMPORTANT information for Zoom advising appointments:

  • Check your utoronto email address for an email from the Undergraduate Advisor confirming your appointment date and time. If you do not receive a confirmation email from the Undergraduate Advisor then your appointment has not been booked.
  • No reminder email will be sent.
  • Students who are more than 10 minutes late for their Zoom appointment will forfeit their appointment time.
  • Emergencies may arise which may affect scheduled appointments.  Please note that available advising hours can change without prior notice.  We will do our best to contact you via email if an appointment booking must be cancelled or rescheduled.

Information from UTM I&ITS regarding Zoom:

  • Make sure that you are connected to a stable network connection.
  • All UTM students are licensed for Zoom accounts.

Information from UTM Library regarding Zoom: