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

What We Do

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.

Mentoring for Oakes Science Community!
Pursuing a degree in Physical & Biological Sciences? Meet with a Professor of MCD Biology to learn more here.

New Students

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

How to for FAQs

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


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

Travarus Fauntleroy, Oakes Academic Adviser
Travarus Fauntleroy, Academic Adviser 
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Sara Radoff, Oakes Academic Preceptor
Sara Radoff, Academic Preceptor 
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Danny Rodriguez, Oakes Academic Adviser
Danny Rodriguez, Academic Adviser 
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Maria Fernanda Alcantara Ornelas, Oakes Peer Adviser
Maria Fernanda Alcantara Ornelas, Peer Adviser 
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Griselda Avalos, Oakes Lead Peer Adviser
Griselda Avalos, Lead Peer Adviser 
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Sofia Casquejo-Johnston, Oakes Peer Adviser
Sofia Casquejo-Johnston, Oakes Peer Adviser 
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Jasmin Ledesma-Villa, Oakes Peer Adviser
Jasmin Ledesma-Villa, Peer Adviser 
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Carlos Pacheco, Oakes Peer Adviser
Carlos Pacheco, Peer Adviser 
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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
Main: (831) 459-2558
Fax: (831) 459-5895