Starting June 16, 2020: Peer Coach Enrollment Support for Fall 2020 available on Zoom. Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm PST.

⚙ Looking for a third class or GE to take in Fall 2020? Check out our Best Bets List.

⚙ Peer Coaches are equipped to help you with the following:
  • Choosing classes and building a schedule for fall quarter (GE's, electives, showing students how to identify major qual criteria via online resources)
  • Navigating the class search
  • Assisting students with enrollment via MyUCSC (add, drop, swap, edit, validate cart)
  • Troubleshooting basic enrollment issues (identifying causes of error messages, resolving basic time conflicts, etc.)
  • Helping students access and use their Academic Advisement Report (AAR) to identify needed requirements



Our hope is to nurture a partnership of mutual respect and develop plans to accomplish personal success.

Advising Services


Meet With Us 

Whether you want to talk about your general education requirements or how to qualify for a major, set up an appointment or come in for drop-in hours.



How to Guides & FAQs 

As part of our commitment to translate academic policy we have developed this site to guide your success at UC Santa Cruz.



Oakes Guide: Courses at Community College 

For some students, attending a community college is an affordable way to make progress in their degree. Here is a guide on how to find transferable courses at your local community college.


The UnGuide 

The UnGuide is a survival resource for and by those who post-secondary education was not designed for. Together, we’re creating a space that lifts up and celebrates lived experiences.

Advising Services



New Students
Live. Learn. Connect.

Congratulations and welcome to Oakes College and UC Santa Cruz. Click here for important new student information.



Oakes Science  Mentorship

Pursuing a degree in Physical & Biological Sciences? Meet with a Professor of MCD Biology to learn more here.



EOP STEM Counseling Services 

EOP counselors are dedicated to helping remove barriers to success during your journey at UCSC. Learn more about the services they offer to STEM students.



Undergraduate Advising Resources 

Learn more about the policies and procedures you need to know to navigate UC Santa Cruz sucessfully.


From the time of admission to the time of graduation, we are here to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Advising Staff Profiles

Adrian Campos Arenas,
Oakes Academic Adviser


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First-Gen College Graduate

Karolina Reyes,
Oakes Academic Adviser


Karolina Reyes, Academic Adviser 
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First-Gen College Graduate

Danny Rodriguez,
Oakes Lead Academic Preceptor


Danny Rodriguez, Academic Adviser 

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First-Gen College Graduate

Maya Woolfe,
EOP STEM Counselor


Maya Woolfe, EOP STEM Counselor 

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First-Gen Supporter

Advising Staff Profiles

Erimar Luna,
Oakes Peer Adviser



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First-Gen College Student

Brooke Syoum,
Oakes Peer Adviser


Peer Adviser Brooke 

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First-Gen College Student

Miguel Gonzalez,
Oakes Peer Adviser


Miguel Gonzalez, Peer Adviser 

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First-Gen College Student

Our Location and Address

We are located on the first floor of the Oakes Academic and Administrative Building

Mailing Address

Oakes College
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Contact Information

For urgent matters, send us a message at:
Main: (831) 459-4531 - VM to E-mail
Fax: (831) 459-5895