Contact and Advising Hours

Contact Cowell Advising for help!

 

Due to changes in campus operations, Cowell College Advisers will be available online until further notice. Please email any questions to cowell@ucsc.edu.

There will be no in-person appointments:

  • We can respond to many inquiries via email, including completing forms that require our signature.
  • We are also available for 30-minute virtual academic advising appointments if your situation is complicated.  You may schedule your appointment via Slug SucessIf you are unsure of whether you need an appointment, please email us first.

 

However, to better assisst in our minssion of providing academic advising, we will have Peer Advisers available for Virtual Drop- in Advising via google-chat:

Monday:  9-11:30am
Tuesday:  1-3:30pm
Wednesday:  9-11:30am
Thursday:  9-11:30am & 1-1:30pm
Friday:  9-11:30am
 
Google Chat:  cowellpa@ucsc.edu (how to use g-chat)
Feel free to chat with our wonderful PAs!  Ask them quick questions or for help in setting up advising appointments.

 

 

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Contact Info:

  • Phone: (831) 459-2253
  • Fax: (831) 459-5348
  • Email: cowell@ucsc.edu (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 cowell@ucsc.edu 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.