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!

* Students can request stickers at the Rachel Carson Housing Office Mon-Fri 9-12 pm & 1-4 pm and REMEMBER wear a mask!*

Who We Are

Lauren Reed, Academic Preceptor

Dan Barnhart, Academic Adviser

Karolina Reyes, Academic Adviser

Barabara Rollins,College Assistant (Front Desk)

Diana Sarabia-Briseño, Lead Peer Adviser

Claudia Torres, Peer Adviser

Ivan Martines-Arias, Peer Adviser 


Location/Contact Information

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

Front Desk Phone: (831) 459-2361.

Peer Advising Email: carsonpa@ucsc.edu 

Academic Advising Email: carsonadvising@ucsc.edu 

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 a request from slug success with your availability and reasons for requesting an appointment.


To request an appointment: Log in to your Slug Success account and select one of our advisers  


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


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):


TBA for summer