Advising Schedule

Advising hours:

Drop-in and 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*).

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 call first if they are coming to campus specifically for advising needs.  We are closed on all University holidays.

Drop-in Advising (no appointment required):

Drop-in is a brief 10-15 minute meeting regarding quick questions such as: graduation checks, scheduling questions, signatures on forms, etc. Simply walk into our office during our drop-in hours.  You will be seen by a Merrill Adviser on a first come, first seen basis.

Drop in Advising Versus Appointments


Appointments are 30-minute meetings regarding: readmission, academic standing, long-term academic planning, etc. (same-day appointments are not available).

Please note appointments during the first three weeks of the quarter are reserved for Academic Standing Meetings. If you need assistance during this time, please come to our drop-in advising times.

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 (831) 459-2144 at the time of your appointment.

If you do not see available appointment times for your advising need/reason, please come to drop-in advising.  

Tips for using Slug Success:

How to schedule an appointment

How to cancel an appointment 

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:

The College Office is open Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM.  Stickers will be available on the first day of classes. Paychecks are available every other Wednesday; please see the Biweekly Calendar for pay dates.

Contact Info:

Phone: (831) 459 - 2144

Fax: (831) 459 - 5634

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