Welcome from the Dean of Student Academic Services

At our Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA), we provide an environment where students are welcomed and supported. The highly trained and professional team within CASA is a select group of caring and committed Success Coaches and Administrative staff whose number one priority is to help students stay-on-track to graduate. We look forward to connecting with each and every student on a personal level, and pride ourselves in providing our students with compassionate academic and personal support that promotes holistic student development. Please join us through an exciting journey of self-discovery and personal growth, by visiting us in CASA.

Best regards,
Shona Milazo

Dean of Student Academic Services
Associate Vice Provost, Student Life

Spring 2021 Message from the Dean

As we remain remote this spring, CASA continues to follow our core mission in providing compassionate academic and personal support to all undergraduate students. CASA Success Coaches are available remotely to assist students with registration questions, connect them to faculty and other campus resources, and empower them to achieve academic success. Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with your success coach through the Student Hub or visit them during their weekly drop-in hours. In addition, the Learning, Writing and Speaking Centers are other great resources for academic support.

This term, the CASA team continues to focus on anti-racism work we’ve started in the fall; engaging in structured conversations around the deep rooted narratives of systemic racism, and applying our learnings/unlearnings toward the goal of providing access and equity to our students in our daily work. We acknowledge the pain and struggles our Black and Brown-identified students face, and we are dedicated to bring forth support and equity to our students of color.

Looking ahead, the intention for Fall 2021 is to return to primarily in-person instruction, offering in-person classes (with hybrid and remote options, too) and on-campus student housing. Registration for continuing undergraduate students for Fall 2021 semester begins on Monday, April 19. Undergraduate students will register by seniority, based on earned credits. Students will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office with important registration information in April.

Please note if a student has a hold that prohibits registration for the next semester, they should resolve the hold as soon as possible. For course selection advising, degree planning, and the removal of an advising hold, continuing students should connect with their major department and/or faculty adviser. Students can review the definitions of the different course modalities and how to search for classes in the course schedule here.

For more information about registration and deadlines, please visit the Registrar's website. As a reminder, the tuition due date for Fall 2021 is August 1, 2021.

As always, CASA is guided by our Jesuit value of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person”. We continue to support students, families, faculty and staff as part of our beloved USF Community.  Please check the USF Together website for resources and the most up-to-date information.