Contact and Advising Hours

Contact Cowell Advising for help!


Due to changes in campus operations, Cowell College Advisers will be available in-person and online for F'21.  There will be limited in-person and online appointments.  

  • We can respond to many inquiries via email, including completing forms that require our signature. If you are unsure of whether you need an appointment, please email us first:
  • We are available for 30-minute academic advising appointments if your situation is complicated.  You may schedule your appointment via Slug Sucess
  • In-person appointments are available daily
  • Remote appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays


Limited In-person drop-in advising:  9/23 - 10/6, 1:30-2:30pm


To better assisst in our minssion of providing academic advising, our Peer Advisers are available for Virtual Drop- in Advising via google-chat:

Mon:  11-4pm
Tues: 9:30-12:30pm & 1:30-4pm
Wed:  1:30-4pm
Thurs:  9:30-12:30pm & 1:30-4pm
Fri:  11-4pm

Also, please join Cowell Advising and the Cowell/Stevenson Community on Discord


*Above hours are subject to change.  We asked that you call/check at the college office to confirm daily advising hours.



 (Below schedule is on hold until futher notice)

Contact Info:

  • Phone: (831) 459-2253
  • Fax: (831) 459-5348
  • Email: (include your student ID)
  • Address: 1156 High St. Santa Cruz CA 95064
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We are located in the Cowell College Office (in the academic building facing the ocean). The office is open Monday through Friday from 9am- 12pm, 1pm-4pm during the academic year. We are closed on all university holidays.

Advising Hours:

Appointments: Daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (To schedule an appointment, please log on to Slug Success or call the college office at 831-459-2253.)

Drop In Advising: Mon-Wed & Fri, 10:30-11:30AM, Mon-Fri, 1:30-2:30PM

*Because advising hours do vary from time to time for various reasons (meetings, staff illness, campus-wide closures etc.), ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER, we always recommend that students call first if they are coming to campus specifically for advising needs.


Need a Signature? 
You can drop off the following forms at our office 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday and they will be available for pick up in 2 business days.

  • Part Time Final Quarter Approval
  • Veterans Enrollment Verification
  • UCEAP Forms (that have already been signed by major and minor advisers)


Drop-ins vs. appointments:

  • Drop-ins are brief 10-15 minute meetings regarding quick quesitons such as: graduation checks, scheduling questions, signatures on forms, etc. Just go ahead and come in for drop in whenever is convenient for you!
  • Appointments are 30 minute meetings regarding: readmission, academic standing, petitions or exceptions, etc. (no same-day appointments).
  • To make an appointment or for questions about advising contact the front office at (831) 459-2253.
  • Questions can also be emailed to and an advising staff member will respond within 1-2 business days (please include your name and student identification number in ALL email correspondence).

Maximize your advising experience:

  • Review your student portal including your Academic Advisement Report and Student Advising Summary.
  • Bring a list of questions to help guide your meeting.
  • Meet with your major (or prospective) major/minor adviser for any questions about those requirements.
  • Follow up with your advisers recommendations to utilize other campus resources as needed.

For more information about Cowell Advising, visit us here.