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 (  

Summer Drop-in Schedule through July 30th

For current students only: 
Mondays 11-12 and 1-2
Wednesdays 3-4

For incoming first-year and transfer students only: 
Fridays 11-12

After July 30th, there will be no more summer drop-ins until the first day of classes in the Fall 2021 semester, August 30th. In the meantime, please reach out to with any urgent questions or concerns.

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