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Office of Student Services

College of Agriculture Virtual Advising Update

Advising via Drop-in:

During these hours, you can connect directly with an advisor in the College of Agriculture, no appointment necessary.

Mon-Wed: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thur, Fri: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  1. Download the Navigate app on your phone.
  2. Select the “Appointments” widget.
  3. Select “Academic Advising.”
  4. Select “College of Agriculture.”
  5. Select “Virtual Drop-in: Advising.”

When the advisors are able to see you, you will receive a text and an email with a Zoom meeting link. You can enter the Zoom meeting room from your computer or phone (If you have the Zoom app) at that time for your advising session. If there is a delay, it is because the advisors are working with other students. You will be seen in the order in which you enter the queue.

Advising via Appointment:

College of Agriculture staff are available for appointments during the hours listed below. You may schedule an appointment for a future date & time based on advisor availability.

Mon-Thur: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Tues–Fri: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  1. Download the Navigate app on your phone.
  2. Select the “Appointments” widget.
  3. Select “Academic Advising.”
  4. Select “College of Agriculture.”
  5. Select “Academic Advising.”
  6. Schedule an appointment for an upcoming date and time.

Faculty Advising

Students in the College of Agriculture are assigned a faculty advisor based on their specific major and concentration.

Faculty advisors can assist students in understanding more about their degree programs, learn about opportunities available after graduation, and also facilitate course advising for students. You can see a list of faculty advisors on our advisor page. You can schedule an appointment via the Navigate app with your faculty advisor, or by emailing them directly.

The Office of Student Services provides support to prospective, continuing, and transfer students in the LSU College of Agriculture. We assist all agriculture students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their academic programs and beyond.

The Office of Student Services is located in 106 Martin D. Woodin Hall. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Office of Student Services is closed on weekends and during University designated holidays. We can be reached by phone at 225-578-2065, or by email at agstusv@lsu.edu.

Please note: incoming freshmen are directly admitted to the College of Agriculture; you do not need to visit UCFY for advising.

Staff Members

Allie Prest

Allie Prest, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Student Services
120 Woodin Hall
aprest@lsu.edu
225-578-2083

Brandon Guillory

Brandon Guillory
Manager of Student Services
110 Woodin Hall
bguil24@lsu.edu
225-578-9004

Jennie Sparks

Jennie Sparks
Academic Coordinator III
104 Woodin Hall
jsparks2@lsu.edu
225-578-2080

Students in the COA can meet with either an advisor, which refers to a staff member in the Office of Student Services, or a faculty advisor, which refers to a faculty member in their respective academic program.

Advisors are staff members in the Office of Student Services that assist students with changing their majors and concentrations, adding or dropping minors, understanding college and university policy and procedure, submitting college and university appeals, complete graduation checkouts, and many other functions. To schedule an appointment with one of our advisors, Brandon or Jennie, please do so via the Navigate app.

Faculty advisors are faculty members that assist students in understanding more about their academic programs, including opportunities available to them during and after their time at LSU. Faculty advisers also assist students with course advising throughout their time at LSU. To see a full list of faculty advisors, view our faculty advisor page. You can schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor via the Navigate app or by emailing them directly.

Important Dates

For important course dates select the LSU Academic Calendar.

LSU Academic Calendar