Oakes - Colleges Advising | UCSC

Service Hours: Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm

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🏡 Services

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

Advising Services

⚠️ Alerts: Fall virtual drop-in hours begin Thurs. 09/28.


► Virtual Drop-In Hours :
Tue. Wed, and Fri.
10am - 12pm (PST)

Tue., Wed., Thu., and Fri:
2pm - 4pm (PST)

*Last student 15 mins before end of drop-in.

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Scan your form, petition or appeal and email it to oakesadvising@ucsc.edu.



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: Taking Courses at Community College 

For some attending a community college is an affordable way to make progress. This is a guide on how to find transferable courses.


Oakes Chart: Academic Enrollment Options During a Quarter

In a tough spot? What are some of your academic enrollment options for courses, or what if you need to take time off during this quarter?

Advising Services



Oakes CARA Service Learning Certificate

Community-based Action Research and Advocacy (CARA) offers undergraduate students a variety of opportunities to engage with the communities and social justice issues that matter most to them.



Oakes Science Mentorship

Pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths? Check out this opportunity.



EOP STEM Counseling Services 

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



UCSC Undergraduate Advising Resources 

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

🤝 Advisors

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

Jose Gallaga, Oakes Academic Advisor 

 Academic Adviser, Jose Gallaga 
Pronouns: He/Him/His
First-Gen College Graduate

Diana Sarabia Briseno,
Oakes Academic Advisor 


Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
First-Gen College Graduate

 Leydi Cortes, EOP STEM



Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
First-Gen College Graduate

Danny Rodriguez,
Lead Academic Preceptor, Oakes and Rachel Carson Colleges


Danny Rodriguez, Academic Adviser 

Pronouns: He/Him/His
First-Gen College Graduate

Peer Advising Profiles

Gabriela Chapa,
Oakes Peer Advisor


Gabriela Chapa 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
First-Gen College Student

Ethan Sturdevant,
Oakes Peer Advisor


Ethan Sturdevant 

Pronouns: He/Him/His
First-Gen College Student

Our Location and Address

Our advisors maintain a remote (off-campus) work schedule.

Mailing Address

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

Contact Information

E-mail: oakesadvising@ucsc.edu
Main: (831) 459-4531 - Voice to E-mail
Fax: (831) 459-5895