Advice: Make appointments in advance if you want to see faculty even if it’s during their office hours.
Why: Office hours are drop in times but it doesn’t hurt to make an appointment. There are many reasons why a faculty member may miss an office hour such as a last minute meeting or a sick child. Making an appointment keeps you from being frustrated if a faculty member isn’t there. When making the appointment let the faculty member know what you want to meet about as this will help them prepare for the meeting. With this said, if you need help and didn’t make an appointment certainly stop by office hours.