September 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Advising Tip: Find the BARR—and free help with introductory biology—in Irvine 126

From Ohio University News

The BIOS Advising and Resource Room—called the BARR—has moved. To find the BARR’s new location in Irvine 126, just follow the signs throughout the building pointing the way.

Peer advisers are on duty from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for homework help and general advising support.

  • Walk-ins are encouraged, and no appointment is needed.
  • Or use Bookings for a virtual meeting.

The BARR exists to help science students thrive. It was created to assist students in introductory biology and to help first-year students adjust to and learn about Ohio University. It’s been expanded to help students of all years and all science-related majors.

The BARR is staffed by upperclass peer advisers who have proven themselves capable in science and beyond. They can help students with:

  • Help with science coursework
  • Advice on time management and study skills
  • Insights into research, internships, and campus jobs
  • Peer perspectives on scheduling and advising
  • Assistance navigating online resources (from Blackboard to DARS)
  • Guidance on connecting with faculty and campus resources
  • Information on student organizations
  • A chance to discuss future plans with an upperclassman peer who has “been in your shoes”

All assistance at the the BIOS Advising and Resource Room—called the BARR—is free. You can also email brief questions to

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