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Academic Advising

Revelle Advising is dedicated to helping you achieve your educational, professional, and personal goals. We encourage you to contact us with any academic questions you may have throughout your career at UC San Diego. Please read below for more information about our services and the various ways you can connect with us.

Business Hours & Location

We are available remotely and in-person through the below services: 

  • Virtual Advising Center: vac.ucsd.edu
  • Phone: (858) 534-3490 (Available 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm)
  • Email: readvising@ucsd.edu
  • Drop-Ins: Monday - Friday during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. See Drop-in Advising tab below. 
  • Appointments: To request an appointment, see Appointments tab below. 

Revelle College Administrative Offices are located on the 3rd floor of Galbraith Hall, Suite 350

Normal Business hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Please note that our offices and the VAC will be closed:

  • Winter Break (12/25/2023 thru 1/02/2024)

Advising help

Online Advising - Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

Current and former students can submit questions online through the Virtual Advising Center. Students are notified via UCSD email or text when their questions have been answered. Go to vac.ucsd.edu and click on notification preferences to receive text notifications.

Drop-In Advising

Most questions can be answered during our daily drop-in sessions. For REMOTE drop-in advising, please select the "Meet with Advisor" tab in the Virtual Advising Center (aka: VAC).

Drop-In Availability*:

  • Monday: 1:30 - 3:30 PM**
  • Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 - 11:30 AM and 1:30 - 3:00 PM

* Subject to change

  • Drop-In times are subject to change depending on staffing availability and volume of students. If we reach capacity for drop-in advising, we may close the sign-in queue early.

** No drop-ins on March 18th due to College All Staff meeting

Appointments

Most questions can be answered during our daily drop-in sessions (see Drop-In Advising information above). Start by visiting us in drop-in advising! If you need additional time, we can schedule an appointment for you.

Appointments may be requested for long-term academic planning discussions, after students meet with their major/department advisor.  

To request an appointment, visit the Request form.

New first year students: We are unable to accommodate individual appointments in your first year due to the volume of demands. Please come to an Academic Planning Workshop (below) and then visit drop-in advising. If you brought in substantial transfer coursework and are taking upper division classes in your first year, please schedule an appointment with your major advisors. 

Academic Planning Workshops

For our first year students, we offer special long-term planning group sessions weekly! Please join us. All students are welcome to attend. 

Academic Planning Workshops
Please bring a laptop if you have one available.

Winter 2024
All sessions will be held in 253 Galbraith Hall from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Limited to the first 25 students to arrive.

  • March 5
  • March 12

Winter 2024 After-Hours Advising

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Attention Revelle First Year Students: Do you need help forming your Spring 2024 schedule or have general advising questions?

If so, join our Revelle Peer Advisors for After Hours Advising! After Hours Advising will be held at Blake Hall Commuter Lounge. The first 30 students to meet with an advisor will receive a free Boba Tea. 

If possible, please bring a laptop and a proposed Spring 2024 schedule. 

After Hours Advising will occur on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 4PM-6PM 

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4PM-6PM

Light snacks will be also be provided

Advising Syllabus

The syllabus is designed to help you plan for a successful and fulfilling academic experience.  We hope that you will continue to utilize these recommendations and resources throughout your time at Revelle College and UC San Diego. Revelle College Academic Advising is here to assist you along the way.  View your syllabus below.

Advising Feedback Form

At Revelle, we strive to improve our student services. We welcome students to provide feedback about academic advising services received at Revelle College:

  • Did one of our academic advsiors go above and beyond? Let us know!
  • Is there something you wish the advising office would offer? Let us know!
We want to hear from our Revelle students - what do you want, need, and/or appreciate?

Values

Revelle College Academic Advising values the college system at UC San Diego and is part of the strong community within Revelle College. As a cohesive team of professional academic advisors, we uphold the core values derived from of our international professional association - the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Caring - Revelle academic advisors value building relationships with students, colleagues and the campus community. We utilize empathetic listening, compassion, and care to challenge, support, and teach. 

Commitment - Revelle academic advisors value and strive for high quality interactions with students, colleagues, and the UC San Diego community. We are committed to enhancing scholarly achievement through advocacy for student-centered policies, personal development, and life-long learning of our own team and the campus community.

Empowerment- Revelle academic advisors motivate, encourage, and support Revelle undergraduate students to recognize their potential, meet their challenges, and respect their individuality. We reach these goals by providing students with resources, information, and support, enabling students to reflect on and make well-informed choices about their academic journey. 

Inclusivity - Academic advsiors respect, engage, and value a supportive and accessible Revelle culture for diverse populations. Advisors will consider and advocate for the needs and perspectives of diverse students, colleagues, and the UC San Diego community through openness, acceptance, and active support for equity.

Integrity -  Revelle academic advisors act intentionally in accordance with ethical and professional behavior. Academic advisors value honesty, transparency, and accountability to the student, institution, and the advising profession. We hope to create a space where students can be upfront about their challenges and triumphs, and never be afraid to ask questions. 

Professionalism - Revelle Advising commits to providing reliable, timely, accurate information while maintaining confidentiality under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We are committed to conscientious, courteous communication and interactions.

Respect - Revelle academic advisors honor the individual identities and experiences of all students. Advisors strive to build long lasting, meaningful, positive relationships by understanding and appreciating students’ views and cultures, maintaining a student-centered approach and mindset, and treating all students with equity and fairness.