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!

 

FROSH ZOOM DROP-IN ONLY: 

Check-in ends 15 minutes before closing time. Rachel Carson and Oakes Combined. 

Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm

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Summer 2022 Virtual Drop In Only (Resumes August 17, 2022): 

Check-in ends 15 minutes before closing time. Rachel Carson and Oakes Combined. 

Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm (Pacific Time)

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Passcode: oakesrcc

* We are meeting with new students beginning in August during Summer Orientation and Enrollment via UCSC gmail Invite. 

* Appoinments will only be offered via special case * 

NEW CHATTING FEATURE: 

Peer advisors are available by live chat Fridays 1:30-3:30 using the online support of google hangout and by email for individual appointments. Not avaible during finals, graduation week. 

Steps to chat with Peer Advisers: 
Check in with Slug Sucess. 
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HOW TO CHAT: Add (+) carsonpa@ucsc.edu to your Google Hangouts, using your UCSC email (chat function is on the bottom left of your Gmail screen)

Who We Are

Lauren Reed, Academic Preceptor

Dan Barnhart, Academic Adviser

Diana Sarabia-Briseño, Academic Adviser

Barabara Rollins, College Assistant (Front Desk)

Ivan Martines-Arias, Peer Adviser 

Oscar Lopez Figueroa, Peer Adviser 

Joseline Villagrana, 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 account and select one of our advisers 
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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

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Academic Year Hours:

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

FROSH ZOOM DROP-IN ONLY: 

Check-in ends 15 minutes before closing time. Rachel Carson and Oakes Combined. 

Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Summer Zoom Drop-In Advising Hours (a subset of our office's business hours) Check-in ends 15 minutes before closing time. Rachel Carson and Oakes Combined.