Advising Schedule

Due to changes in campus operations, your College Advisers will be available online until further notice. Please email any questions to

There will be no in-person appointments:

  • We can respond to many inquiries via email, including completing forms that require our signature.
  • We are also available for 30-minute virtual academic advising appointments if your situation is complicated.  If you are unsure of whether you need an appointment, please email us first.

Our calendar below is kept up to date and includes helpful information. Take care.

Advising hours:

Appointment hours for the regular academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring):

Monday - Friday: 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30 pm (advising is not available on Thursday mornings due to campus-wide advising meetings*).

Peer Advising

Google Chat with a Peer Adviser to ask quick questions!

Use Slug Success to schedule an appointment online:

If you need to speak to an advisor but can't see us in person, you are welcome to schedule a phone appointment.  Please add "Phone Appointment" in the comments when making your appointment and call the number listed in your Appointment Reminder email at the time of your appointment.

Tips for using Slug Success:

How to schedule an appointment

How to cancel an appointment 

Summer advising hours are by appointment only (phone or in person).

*Because advising hours do vary from time to time for various reasons (meetings, staff illness, campus-wide closures etc.), we always recommend that students review our up-to-date online calendar. We are closed on all University holidays.


Email Advising:

General questions can be emailed to Response time is generally within 2 days business days.  Due to campus policies on privacy of student records, please use your UCSC email account when corresponding with university officials and offices.  Please include your full name and student identification number in the body of your email. Please avoid sending duplicate emails to multiple advisers.

Merrill College Office:

Contact Info:

Phone: (831) 459 - 2144 (Please allow for delays as we are primarily working remote.  Email any urgent questions)

Fax: (831) 459 - 5634

Location: Merrill College Administration Building (across from the college mailroom)