Advising Appointments

International students in lobby of advising center

Drop-In Advising

In addition to scheduled appointments (see below), ISSS offers drop-in advising during fall and spring semester in the International Student Center located in MacMillan 017 (bottom floor, enter from the parking lot center door entrance) and online through Zoom. Drop-in hours are as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday 9-11am ET
  • Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4pm ET

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Drop-in sessions are limited to ten minutes; if more time is needed, an advisor may recommend that an appointment be scheduled.

The following situations always require appointments:

Instructions for scheduling an appointment are below. Note that scheduled appointments take place on the second floor of MacMillan Hall (check in at the front desk in MacMillan 214) unless you indicate that you prefer phone or Zoom.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

  1. Log in to Navigate. The Student Home screen should automatically open.
  2. Click Get Assistance.
  3. For your appointment type, select Academic & Advising Support.
  4. Under Service, select Oxford—International Student & Scholar Services and then select your reason for scheduling an appointment.
  5. Under Pick a Date, select the date that works best for you and then choose Find Available Time.
    1. If you would like or need to schedule an appointment with a specific advisor, you may filter to their availability.
  6. Select the time that is convenient for your schedule. Be mindful of time zone differences. All appointments are scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (Ohio time).
  7. Select Meeting Type. Confirm your preferred meeting mode from the list below and then choose Schedule to finalize your appointment.
    • In Person
      • If you prefer to meet in person with an advisor, come to 214 MacMillan Hall at the time of your scheduled appointment.
    • Online Platform - Zoom
      • The ISSS advisor will set up and send a meeting invitation to your email shortly before your meeting. Open it and select "Accept."
      • At the time of your video call, please log in to the meeting room using the "Join Zoom Meeting" link in the invitation and the advisor will join you.
      • You will need to "Allow" Zoom to access your microphone and camera.
    • Phone
      • ISSS will call you at your scheduled appointment time using the phone number you provide. Please note that ISSS cannot make international calls. If you are outside the U.S., you will need to call +1-513-529-8600 at the time of your scheduled appointment.

Cancel an Advising Appointment

  1. Log in to Navigate. The Student Home screen should automatically open.
  2. Review your Upcoming Appointments on the right side of the page.
  3. Choose the appointment you wish to cancel.
  4. Select Cancel My Attendance.
  5. Select Reason for cancellation.
  6. Select Mark as Cancelled.
  7. You and your advisor will receive an email notification with the cancellation.