Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs
Fertitta Hall, Suite 201 (JFF 201)
Telephone: (213) 740-0690
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs is to support the education and development of undergraduate students in USC’s Marshall School of Business by providing a broad array of academic support and co-curricular programs and services, including but not limited to advisement. As educators, we seek to foster a dynamic partnership with students as they actively participate with us in creating and refining their academic goals and plans. Advisors strive to be courteous, knowledgeable, and informative as we empower students to develop holistically.
Advisors understand that your college experience includes more than just your time in the classroom and can guide you in making decisions and choices that will help you develop both academically and personally. As your goals and interests become more defined each year, advisors can help you connect with and explore related opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. There is a lot to do and learn at USC Marshall, and advisors will provide guidance and support as you discover and engage with the many resources offered on the USC campus.
During your first year, you will see an academic advisor regularly (all students who have completed fewer than 24 units at USC are required to engage in academic advisement prior to registering for classes) as you begin to develop your personalized course plan. After the first year, academic advisors will update your course plan each year and you may schedule appointments at your convenience.
Appointments: Marshall majors may schedule an advisement appointment by calling 213-740-0690 during business hours (M-F 8:30-5) or by using the link provided to them by their advisor. Most Marshall majors can find the name of their current advisor on myUSC; staff email addresses are available in the USC Directory. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot locate the name of your advisor on myUSC or would like to request your advisor's scheduling link.
Drop-in Advising: Marshall Minors may meet with an on-call advisor on a drop-in basis on Monday and Friday afternoons from 3-4:30 during the academic year. There is no drop-in advising during the summer or school breaks but students can email their questions to email@example.com. USC students interested in adding a Marshall minor or applying for internal transfer can find information here.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES
Although the Marshall Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs Office in JFF 201 is closed physically, we are open virtually and academic advisement appointments are available via Zoom. We anticipate a return to campus in Fall 2021 with a mix of in-person and Zoom advising.
We are also available to answer advisement questions via email; students may email their advisor directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advisors usually respond within 3-5 business days.
In addition, students can utilize online resources such as their STARS report (on OASIS), their most recent course plan (Undergraduate Advisement widget on myUSC), and our website. Frequently asked questions and other information about about classes or other academic matters related to Covid-19 can be found at https://we-are.usc.edu/students/.
Your academic success, health and well-being are important to us, and we are here to support you as we adapt to this continually evolving situation. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.