Advising Schedule

Kresge College Office

Starting March 12, 2020 - Kresge College Office is closed and all staff are working remotely. 

More details about Zoom advising in this document.  You can still reach us via email ( or leave a voicemail at (831)459-2071.


Drop In Advising (no appointment required):

Simply walk in to our office during our posted drop in hours (see calendar below), sign up, and the next available Kresge Staff Adviser or Peer Adviser will see you as soon as possible. 

Peer Advisers can help with: 

  • Choosing classes and enrollment mechanics
  • Choosing community college classes to satisfy UCSC requirements
  • Grad checks for all non-major requirements
  • Questions about UCSC GE's and IGETC
Staff Advisers can help with all of the above and:
  • Major exploration and qualification
  • Academic planning - adding GE classes to your major plan or making a plan to qualify for a major
  • Academic difficulty/connecting with resources
  • Approval for enrollment in 20+ credits
  • Opportunities for enrichment
  • Forms, petitions, and appeals (including part-time and W grades)
  • Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Readmission
  • and more!

Depending on the number of students who come for advising, we may need to cut-off sign-ups before closing hours. Adviser staffing and availability subject to change; please plan ahead when meeting a deadline.

If you are having trouble viewing the calendar, we recommend you use Google Chrome as your browser. 

20 Minute Appointments - mornings 

Appointments are 20-minute meetings regarding: readmission, academic standing, personal support, and long-term academic planning. Same-day appointments are not available; if you need immediate assistance, please come to our daily drop-in hours.

Make your appointment using the Slug Success system.  Please note that you'll only be able to see appointments up to two weeks from now.  

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" and your phone number in the comments when making your appointment and call (831) 459-2071 at the time of your appointment.

Tips for using Slug Success:

How to schedule an appointment

How to cancel an appointment

Email Advising

Email with quick advising questions; email is always preferable to phone. We receive a high volume of inquiries, but will make every effort to respond as soon as possible.  If you need to send us a document, you may either email, drop it off, or fax us at (831) 459-5377.

The Kresge College Office

Our office is open 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM, Monday thru Friday.We no longer receive student paychecks in our office; if you haven't set up direct deposit, your paycheck will be mailed to your permanent address. Call us at (831) 459-2071 if you have a quick question or need to leave a message for an adviser.