CSE Student Affairs Office Hours

Updated 11/24/2021

COVID-19 Update: 

For information regarding campus COVID-19 guidelines, please see UCSD's Return to Learn website.

We want to let you know that the 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 primarily offering remote advising (online, meeting via Zoom). Our front Intake Office is currently open during our standard business hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. The front Intake Office is closed every Wednesday. Advising is still remote only until further notice. Please feel free to stop by, email or call us during our open office hours with any questions.

Winter 2022 Updates:

The Computer Science and Engineering Student Affairs Office is currently understaffed. We are in the process of recruiting two new Undergraduate Advisors to help support students. During this transition, we will only be offering virtual Drop-In Advising on a limited schedule. We hope to bring back individual appointments in February 2022, and we will send another announcement via email once pre-scheduled individual appointments are available again. Please also continue to check this page and the calendar below for updates and availability.

 

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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@eng.ucsd.edu).

Pre-Scheduled Advising Appointments (30 minutes)

  • The Computer Science and Engineering Student Affairs Office is currently understaffed. We are in the process of recruiting two new Undergraduate Advisors to help support students. During this transition, we will only be offering virtual Drop-In Advising on a limited schedule. We hope to bring back individual appointments in February 2022, and we will send another announcement via email once pre-scheduled individual appointments are available again. Please also continue to check this page and the calendar below for updates and availability.
  • Advising appointments are best for an in-depth discussion about your educational plan.
  • 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).  
  • 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 (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).

 


 

Advising hours are subject to change.

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@eng.ucsd.edu

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