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Academic Advising

Academic Advising is located on the second floor of Mandeville, room 216. Appointments can be made up to one week in advance during select weeks by calling (858) 534-2860. 15-minute appointment or walk-in slots are available during the posted advising hours.


Our Mission

Academic Advisors are here to support students in the clarification of goals, the development of plans and the realization of these goals. This is a process that helps students make decisions that are the best fit for them individually and is the responsibility of both student and advisor. To be successful, students need to be active in all aspects of their education, including knowledge of their curricular requirements and working in partnership with support resources on campus. The Visual Arts path to success requires that students:

  1. Learn it- during your 1st quarter, connect with Academic Advising, learn your requirements and resources, start an educational plan, visit galleries, attend office hours
  2. Use it- seek out resources, get involved with the department community, select courses/opportunities that meet your interests and goals
  3. Own it!- junior and senior years, consider career options, participate in experiencial learning, collaborate with Faculty/Advising regarding opportunities, prepare for graduation

For more information regarding the roles and expectations for advisors and students in academic advising, please view our Academic Advising Syllabus.


Advising Hours

Mondays: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 - 11:30am, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Advising during weeks 1 and 2 are on a walk-in basis only. This would be to address urgent and immediate items impacting the current quarter. Starting week 3, we will see students via appointments or on a walk-in basis. Scheduled appointments will have priority. To schedule an appointment, you can call: 858-534-2860.


Current Students

Outside of academic advising hours, current students will also communicate with academic advising using the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) via The Virtual Advising Center which is open 24 hours a day for submissions is answered by academic advisors during business hours. Submit any non-urgent written questions to the VAC using the “Ask a Question” tab and allot up to 72 business hours for a response.