CSE Student Affairs Office Hours

Updated June 17th, 2024

Welcome to the CSE Undergraduate Advising Page! We look forward to serving you and supporting your educational journey.

We are currently offering remote (online, meeting via Zoom) and in-person advising appointments for CSE majors. 

Our front Intake Office will be closed for the Summer Session, starting Monday June 17th to September 17th. The intake office will resume in person hours in Fall 2024.

Hours are subject to change, please check our website and calendar for the most up to date information. 

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How to contact CSE Undergraduate Advising:

Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

Current undergraduate students can always submit quick advising questions through the Virtual Advising Center (vac.ucsd.edu). 

  • An advisor will respond with 2-3 business days (sometimes longer during enrollment periods). 
  • CSE Advisors will not advise undergraduate students via email.
  • During peak periods (enrollment), VAC inquiries are prioritized. 
  • Degree Audit change requests take 3-5 business days to process.
Current graduate students with questions for undergraduate advisors can submit their advising questions via email (csestudent@ucsd.edu).
Drop-In Advising (fast 15 minute advising sessions)

Drop-in advising is best for quick questions (degree audit updates, current/next quarter enrollment, getting Advisor signatures, etc.) Students will be able to sign in to drop-in advising using the Meet with Advisor tool in the Virtual Advising Center (vac.ucsd.edu) without an appointment during the times specified on the calendar below (typically Monday afternoons and Friday mornings).

Pre-Scheduled Advising Appointments (30 minutes)

Due to the high demand for CSE major appointments, the Student Affairs Advisors will not be able to accommodate appointments for non-CSE majors. Non-CSE major students should plan to attend drop-in advising instead. Students can contact CSE Advisors through the VAC as well (vac.ucsd.edu).   Advising appointments are best for an in-depth discussion about your educational plan. CSE Majors may begin requesting Winter Quarter 1:1 pre-scheduled advising appointments (virtual or in-person) starting Monday of Week 1 (January 8th) for appointments that will begin in Week 3. To schedule an appointment: please email csestudent@ucsd.edu. In your email, please include the following information (you can even copy + paste these bullet points directly into your email):

  • First and Last Name:
  • PID:
  • Phone number: 
  • Remote or In-Person:
  • Reason for appointment: (Please provide 1-2 sentences outlining what you would like to discuss during the appointment. This helps our advisors prepare and maximize the appointment time).
  • Top 3 preferred meeting times: (based on available advising times, typically listed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, see calendar below) 




Advising hours are subject to change.

We are offering remote advising (online, meeting via Zoom) and in-person advising appointments for CSE majors. 

Hours are subject to change, please check our website and calendar for the most up to date information. 

Official Campus Closure Dates:

The campus is closed on all the major holidays: New Years Eve and New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

CSE Undergraduate Advising Contact Info:

Location: Computer Science and Engineering Building (EBU 3B), 1st floor, west wing, Room 1200

Phone: 858-534-8872    Fax: 858-822-3319   
*Note: these phone lines are only monitored when the Advising office is open. The best way to contact an Advisor is through VAC or email instead. 

Email:  csestudent@ucsd.edu

Masters Program Advising: 2nd floor, west wing, rooms 2218-2222 (or contact via email)