Welcome to Rachel Carson College Advising!

Welcome to Rachel Carson College!

The Rachel Carson College advising team is here to guide students from the time of their acceptance to UCSC through graduation.  By developing effective, collaborative advising relationships, we help students identify and explore their academic interests and capabilities. We are available to answer questions about scheduling classes, degree requirements, qualifying for a major, and educational support and opportunities. We hope to empower our 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 don't know where to go for your particular concern. We are here for you!

Who We Are

Lauren Reed, Academic Preceptor

Thomas Logwood, Academic Adviser

Barbara Shelley, College Assistant (Front Desk)

Location/Contact Information

The Advising Office is located in the Rachel Carson College Academic Building, Room 114.

Front Desk Phone: (831) 459-2361.

Making Appointments / Getting Your Questions Answered 

To ask a quick advising question, call the front desk at (831) 459-2361 or email us at carsonadvising@ucsc.edu. If you leave us a message, please leave us your student ID number and a callback number so we can expedite your request. 

Most of our advising is done in Drop-In Advising. Students who have more complex issues, or who find it difficult to make it to our Drop-In Advising hours may request an appointment by calling or coming by the Rachel Carson Advising Office or emailing us a request with your availability and reasons for requesting an appointment.

To request an appointment, email us from your UCSC email account with the following:

  • Student ID Number
  • Several days and time blocks for a potential appointment
  • The reason for the requested advising appointment, as specifically as possible

You can also request an appointment by phone by calling the number listed above. Please note that all advising appointments must be made at least one day in advance!


Advising Office Hours 


*** Summer Academic Advising Hours: ***

We are available most Monday - Friday mornings by appointment. Please call our front desk or email us with your concern and availability from your UCSC email account and we will do our best to set up an appointment for you.  We do have times we will not be available during the summer, including the end of June during our Academic Standing Review, and in late July and early August during the campus-wide UCSC Summer Orientations.  As always, we are happy to answer quick, or uncomplicated questions via our carsonadvising@ucsc.edu account.


Academic Year Hours:

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays

Drop-In Advising Hours (a subset of our office's business hours):

10am-11:30am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

1:30-3:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday