CSE Student Affairs Office Hours

Updated 2/8/2021


Currently, the CSE building is closed to general use by faculty, staff, and students due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Only those people included in approved research plans and those teaching in person can be in the building. For further information, please see UCSD's Return to Learn website.

COVID-19 Update: We want to let you know that our CSE advisors are still here for you when you need us. However, to keep you and our staff safe during this global pandemic, we are moving to remote advising until further notice. Current students may contact us via the Virtual Advising Center (vac.ucsd.edu) or email (csestudent@eng.ucsd.edu). We are not offering in-person advising, but we are still offering advising appointments which can be conducted via Zoom video conference or phone. As of March 18, 2020, we do not have staff in the office to monitor our phone lines, so please be sure to reach out to us via email only for an appointment. 

  • To schedule an appointment: please email csestudent@eng.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:

    • Reason for appointment: (i.e. to review long term plan, to discuss enrollment for next quarter, interested in adding a minor, study abroad questions, etc.)

    • Top 3 preferred meeting times: (based on available advising times listed on the calendar below) 


  • Drop-in advising available: Students will be able to sign in to drop-in advising via the Meet with Advisor tool via the Virtual Advising Center (vac.ucsd.edu) without an appointment on Mondays from 1:30-3:30 PM PST, and Fridays from 8:30-11:30 AM PST (unless otherwise noted on the calendar below). 


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

Email:  csestudent@eng.ucsd.edu


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

Advising hours are subject to change based on staff availability, training, etc. 

Official Campus Closure Dates:

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


Drop-In Advising: 10-15 minute quick questions (Not offered currently, see COVID-19 update above)

  • Degree audit updates, current/next quarter planning,  signatures, and enrollment

Note: The last sign-in during Drop-In Advising will be 15 minutes before the end of each session (morning: 11:15 a.m. and afternoon: 3:15 p.m.).

How to schedule a 30 minute appointment: 

  • Graduate students should email their Graduate Advisor

Note: The first two weeks of each quarter, undergraduates are seen on drop-in advising--NO appointments are made. 

Virtual Advising Center:

  • UC San Diego Undergraduates use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).  An advisor will respond with 2-3 business days (sometimes longer during Registration Periods).  Advisors will not advise via email.
  • During peak periods (enrollment), VAC inquiries are prioritized. 
  • Degree Audit change requests take 3-5 business days to process.