Undergraduate / Graduate Advising

From Orientation to Graduation, The School of Architecture is committed to your success. Navigating your college career can be daunting, but you are not alone. Our professional advisors are continually developing strategies that contribute to your success. For your convenience, both in-person and remote advising sessions are offered. Your advisor is committed to providing guidance every step of the way. 

Pilot Drop-In Program: To increase accessibility to our Academic Advisors, we will implement a Drop-In advising schedule for the Spring 2023 semester. This is a pilot offering to establish if this change will meet the needs of our students.

(In Person or Remote)
(In Person or Remote)

Schedule an Appointment

To contact your advisor:

  1. Log onto MyFIU.
  2. On your MyFIU homepage, select Student from the dropdown menu in the top center of the page
  3. Click on the Academic Advising tile
  4. Click on the Success Network tile
  5. Click on the Go to Panther Success Network button

Meet Your Advisor

Ruth Montero
Academic Advisor III
Office: PCA 273B

Tutoring and Support Services

1:1DropIn Advising

Drop-In Advising Schedule – Spring 2023

Day Time
Monday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This schedule applies to ALL CARTA Academic Advisors; however, your Advisor’s drop-in hours may vary slightly based on teaching schedules, trainings, departmental meetings, orientations, etc. (see Q2 in the FAQs below).

  • Based on your Advisor’s hybrid work schedule:
    • In-person: when your Advisor works on campus
    • Zoom: when your Advisor works remotely
    • Fully online students will have Zoom availability Monday through Friday

Meet Your Advisor

Ruth Montero
Academic Advisor III
Office: PCA 273B


Your Advisor will notify you through PSN if their drop-in schedule changes or if their regular drop-in hours differ from those listed above. Please continue to check Panther Success Network (PSN) for Advising updates.

Drop-ins should primarily be used for quick and/or urgent issues (15-20 minutes maximum). Longer meetings and those requiring your advisor to conduct additional research are best scheduled in advance and with an appointment.
Drop-in availability will be first-come, first-served and end promptly at 4:00 PM on M, Tu, W, and 12:00 PM on Th, F. While we will do our best to see all students who arrive during drop-in hours, we cannot guarantee that all students will be seen. For guaranteed availability, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your Advisor through PSN.
Students will meet with their assigned Advisor during drop-in hours.