Welcome to Merrill College Advising!

The Merrill College advising team is here to guide students from the time of their acceptance to UCSC through graduation.  By developing effective, collaborative advising relationships, we help students identify and explore their academic interests and capabilities. We are available to answer questions about scheduling classes, degree requirements, qualifying for a major, educational support and opportunities, and we hope to empower our students to make the most of their time at UCSC.

We invite you to come to see us whenever you need help, have a question or just need someone to talk with. We are here for you!

Your Merrill College advisers Beth Thompson, Homayun Etemadi, and Magdalena Rodriguez.

Merill College Advising Staff

Academic Preceptor
Beth Thompson

Academic Advisers
Homayun Etemadi
Magdalena Rodriguez




Our office is located adjacent to the Merrill Circle, closest to the Merrill parking lot.  The Merrill College Office is open from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

With the exception of Thursday mornings, we have drop-in advising hours every day at the following times:

  • Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 11:30am
  • Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Call us at (831) 459-2144 if you would like to schedule an appointment, have a quick question, or need to speak with an adviser.

Email Merrill Advising with quick advising questions.

Our fax can be reached at (831) 459 - 5634.

Be aware of Key Dates and Deadlines!

Information for Parents and Families