Advising for Undergraduates

Academic Advising

Politics Advising Hours for Fall 22 (Remote & In-Person):

Advising - Appointments can be made via Slug Success 
  • Monday: 10:30am-2:00pm (remote, via appointment) 
  • Tuesday: 10:00a-11:00am & 12:30pm-2:30p (remote, via appointment)
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-2pm (in-person drop-in Merrill 27 -- no appointment needed)
  • Thursday: 10:00am-1pm (remote, via appointment)

Make an appointment on Slug Success. A Google Calendar online invite will follow.



Peer Advising Hours (Fall 22, TBA)

Peer advisors are current students who can answer any questions about major and minor requirements, assist with academic planning, help you prepare a declaration of major/minor paperwork, and provide guidance on UCDC, UC Sacramento, and Study abroad program requirements. Peer advising hours are on a drop-in basis. Peer advisors can be reached via Google through chat and also on video (Hangouts). Add us to your Google contacts, Add instructions can be found below:



Remote Advising for Fall 22:
Monday: TBD
Tuesday: TBD
Wednesday: TBD
Thursday: TBD
Friday: TBD
**Please use this link to make an appointment with our peer advising team.









Meet our Advising Team!


jerry-pic-1.jpeg Jerry Diaz, Politics Advisor 

Jerry Diaz is a Banana Slug alumnus (Sociology & education minor). He has a Master’s degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in theories on student development from the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor. Jerry has exercised a lifelong passion for student affairs work in academic advising and guidance since 2012. He resides in the area with his family, and pet turtle Shelly. When not in the office he enjoys a good run, cooking, a hockey game, and a nice read. Jerry is committed to your academic success and invites you to connect for an academic advising session this Fall Quarter.


ymh_staff_pic.jpg  Yanin Monter (She/Hers), Legal Studies Advisor
Hi! My name is Yanin and I am the Undergraduate Advisor for Legal Studies. I have 2 dogs with who I spend most of my time and I enjoy working with students. Read my philosophy of advising here.



Fall 2022 Declaration of Major deadline, October 22.

If you intend to declare our major make sure to first: 1) complete 2 POLI lower division courses (1-70), 2) Fill and complete an academic plan form Make sure to have all your academic plan completed prior to your advising appointment. If you are already declared in a major please obtain a signed academic plan from your major advisor and connect with the Politics advisor to get declared. 


Writing Tutor Assistance

Learning Support Services offers free drop-in writing tutoring, especially for many Politics Core classes. Make sure to visit the LSS website for quarterly services and schedules.

Learning Accommodations

Legal Studies Program staff and faculty are responsive to disabled students' concerns and special needs. We work with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to ensure appropriate accommodations. If you need assistance, please contact the DRC directly at (831) 459-2089.

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