Advising for Undergraduates

Walk-In Advising

The Undergraduate Advising office is located in Merrill-27. An adviser is happy to meet with you during open office hours. If you cannot attend office hours, email or call 831-459-2505.


Summer Advising Hours

The Politics Advising Office will be open for drop in advising during Summer as follows:

Mon & Tue (10am-1pm), and Wed & Thur (11am-2pm).

To schedule an appointment during the Summer, please call us directly.


Peer Advising in Merril-8

Our peer advisor is happy to meet with you to answer any questions you may have over majors and minor requirements. Our advisor can assist with academic planning, help prepare declaration of major/minor paperwork and provide guidance on 3+3 and UCDC program requirements. Peer advising hours are on a drop in basis, so pay us a visit.

Peer Advising: Not available in Summer




Faculty Office Hours
Politics faculty office hours are available on faculty web pages or outside of the Advising Office at Merrill-27.

Other Advising Resources

General academic advice

Undergraduate Advising Center

Your College Academic Preceptor

UCSC Campus Handbook, "The Navigator"

UCSC General Catalog

STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students)

Politics - General program information

UC Santa Cruz General Catalog - Politics

Major Worksheet

Minor Worksheet

Politics Undergraduate Handbook

Your Politics Faculty Adviser

Politics Undergraduate Program Adviser

Field Study / Internships
Politics Department Bulletin Board, 23 Merrill College
UCSC Career Center
Your Politics Faculty Adviser

FREE Writing Tutor Assistance
Learning Support Services offers free drop-in writing tutoring. Check the website for writing and other tutoring services and schedules.

Special Needs: Disability Resource Center
The Politics Department staff and faculty are responsive to disabled students' concerns and special needs. We work with the Disability Resource Center to ensure suitable arrangements. If you need their assistance, please contact the DRC directly at (831) 459-2089.