Welcome to Merrill College Advising!

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

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.


The Merrill College advising team is here to guide students from the time of their acceptance to UCSC through graduation.  By developing collaborative advising relationships, we help students identify and explore their interests and establish academic, personal, and career goals.

Our Academic Advisers and peer advisers are available to answer questions about scheduling classes, degree requirements, qualifying for a major, educational support and opportunities, and we hope to empower 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!


Email us at merrilladvising@ucsc.edu.

Click here for more information about advising schedule and appointments