Oakes Advising is only available through e-mail at oakesadvising@ucsc.edu during the summer.

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


UCSC Student Resources


We are a student's first point of contact. We will direct you to where you need to go and what you need to do when you have a question.


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.


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.


New Students


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


Mentoring for Oakes Science Community!


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.


Adrian Campos Arenas, Oakes Academic Adviser

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First-Gen College Student

Danny Rodriguez, Oakes Lead Academic Preceptor

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First-Gen College Student

Maya Woolfe, EOP STEM Counselor

Maya Woolfe, EOP STEM Counselor 
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First-Gen Supporter


Erimar Luna, Oakes Peer Adviser

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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: oakesadvising@ucsc.edu
Main: (831) 459-4531
Fax: (831) 459-5895