René Alvarez, MS
Office: SCA 230
Office Phone: (813) 974-3250
Visit the USF Geosciences Undergraduate Advising Facebook page!
This page is designed to help facilitate the academic and career goals of USF students majoring in Geology, Geography, and Environmental Science and Policy.
Academic Advising is the process in which you, the student, and I, René Alvarez, the Undergraduate Advisor, discuss your academic goals, career ambitions, and personal academic strengths and weaknesses to set realistic goals and expectations in order to help you successfully accomplish your academic endeavors. It is important to understand that the advisor-advisee connection is a shared relationship and that both participants must uphold their end of the agreement to produce a successful outcome. This experience is an ongoing process that will develop and flourish with time. After all, this is YOUR academic experience! Your advisor is here to make educated suggestions and guide you towards the best possible options available to you. However, you are solely responsible for the final outcomes.
Objectives of Advising
- Understand education and institutional requirements both in and out of your major.
- Understand the relationship between your major and your career plans.
- Understand the value of your education.
- Utilize resources available to you on campus, such as the USF Career Center, the USF Library Tutoring and Learning Services and the USF Library Writing Center.
- Explore extracurricular activities to enhance your education and overall college experience.
Unofficial Transcript via DegreeWorks
Students are encouraged to regularly check DegreeWorks to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made toward earning a degree. DegreeWorks is a web-based degree audit and tracking system helping students and academic advisors monitor progress toward degree completion. It provides academic information related to degree progress, displaying courses required and completed in your degree program.
You should meet with your advisor regularly. USF eScheduler allows students to easily schedule an appointment with USF advisors. eScheduler is integrated with OASIS to make it easily accessible for students.
Making an Appointment
Go to the Online Escheduler – using the links found below
Student Appointments (have a USF ID number)
Non Student Appointments (do not have a USF ID number)
Please use this Request a Permit link for requesting course permits.
Declaration of Major
Students who wish to declare their major can do so online.
Transfer Student Information
Information for students transferring to USF can be found online.