COVID-19 changes

The CMNS Student Services Office offers remote drop-in advising. Drop-in advising is done through zoom by video, audio, or chat. Suitable topics for a drop-in advising include quick questions regarding course selection, questions about academic resources, or other questions related to policies. Drop-ins do not substitute for mandatory advising.

Computer Science students seeking course permissions should contact their advisor or utilize drop-in advising specifically within the Computer Science department (  

Drop-in schedule

May 3-11: These drop-in hours are reserved for students seeking advising about changing grading method for a course, withdrawing from a course, or withdrawing completely from the semester.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9AM-11AM and 1PM-3PM

Tuesday & Thursday
10AM-12PM and 2-4PM

Drop-in instructions

Drop-in advising will be held via Zoom. Using the Zoom desktop client is preferred for full functionality. A webcam is not required, but if your computer is not equipped with a microphone, you can call into the meeting (after joining via computer) using your phone for audio. Mobile apps for iPhone/iPad and Android are also available. 

During the desired drop-in hour, fill out the information on the sign in form linked below. A UMD login is required to access the form. Instructions for joining the meeting will be provided after submission.

CMNS Online Drop-In Advising Sign In