What is Academic Advising

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Academic advisors in the College of Letters and Science cultivate inclusive, holistic and equitable advising that empowers students to pursue their personal, academic and professional goals through meaningful educational experiences.  We facilitate learning by providing a curricular framework and individualized guidance to promote student achievement and development.  We believe each student’s journey toward success is unique. 

Academic advisors in the College uphold the University’s shared values outlined in the Principles of Community and the Undergraduate Educational Objectives.  Our learning-centered integrative advising approach engages students as active and responsible partners to realize their educational, career and life goals.  

We encourage you to seek out the following advising services:

College Dean's Office Advising: The College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Education and Advising office (UEA) offers both one-on-one and group advising. Your UEA academic advisor is one of your best all-around resources and can help you indentify your goals, assist in planning your academic path, support you if you experience difficulty, and ensure you meet all requirements needed to receive you degree.

Major and Minor Advising: Each major and minor within the College of Letters and Science has staff and faculty advisors who can help you identify and plan out your goals, provide recommendations to help you explore your specific areas of interest, and ensure you meet your specific major or minor requirements. They are also a great resource for research, internship, and career opportunities.

Peer Advising: In addition to our professional staff, the College of Letters and Science maintains a team of highly trained peer advisors. Peers are current UC Davis students from a wide variety of majors who can offer advice on topics such as course scheduling, major and minor selection, getting involved on campus, and are a great resource for student life. Peer advising is available in the UEA office, many major departments, and in residence halls across campus. 

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Undergraduate Education & Advising Office
200 Social Science and Humanities Bldg
Phone: (530) 752-0392
or Send us an Email


Schedule an appointment
Office Hours
Monday: 9-12, 1-4 pm
Tuesday: 10-12, 1-4 pm
Wednesday: 9-12, 1-4 pm
Thursday: 9-12, 1-4 pm
Friday: 9-12, 1-4 pm

Drop-In Peer Advising
Monday - Friday:  2-4 pm

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Advising Services at Other Locations:

Residence Hall Peer Advising 
(Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto)
Academic Year Only. No Summer.
Monday - Thursday: 10-8 pm
Friday: 10-2 pm

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