Undergraduate Advising

Global Studies Undergraduate Advising

Take a look at the sidebar to the left for answers to many frequently asked questions about the major (major requirements, joining the major, pre-global studies major requirements, petitioning courses, the foreign language requirement), registration resources, study abroad, career planning, and other common topics. We have most resources you'll need to navigate your time in the major at UCSB on those pages to the left!
 

If you do not see an answer to your question, please consider contacting us via email, booking an appointment, or attending drop-ins.

*NOTE: Appointments and drop-in advising will continue almost entirely remotely through fall 2021 to protect UCSB community health during the transition back to in-person classes; please see contact information below.


I still have questions after looking through the sidebar pages to the left and would like to discuss further with advisor - how do I do that?

If the resources in the left sidebar do not answer your question, please reach out to the undergraduate advising office through these options:

  • Email the undergraduate advising office:

    • global-advising@ucsb.edu

    • Include your name and perm # and email from your UCSB email account, if you are a student (your email will sometimes go into our spam folder if sent from a personal email):

    • Please allow at least one full business day (M-F, excluding holidays) for a response to your email, and longer during busier times of the quarter (for example, the begininng of registration pass times and the first two weeks of each quarter.)

  • For what situations should I schedule an appointment? Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes (but no, you do not need to use the full 30 minutes if you don't need them) and are a great chance to discuss:

    • Questions you have about declaring the major or about adding Global Studies as a second major

    • Study abroad planning, including brainstorming program options and help filling out your Academic Planning Form

    • General progress checks

    • Schedule planning (including longer-range planning, or planning if you think you'll need to take time off from UCSB, etc)

    • Any time you have more than just one quick question to ask - if it's a more complex situation or you have a few things on your list to discuss, an appointment is best

  • For what situations should I just come for a drop-in? Drop-ins are open only during specific time windows (see below), are typically first-come, first-served, and are a great chance to discuss:
    • Immediate registration needs (especially during the first days of the quarter)

    • Any immediate need related to your well-being at UCSB (academic difficulty, emotional distress, etc. We're here for you and can get you connected to resources!)

    • Quick clarification questions about petitionable courses - we may ask you to do some more research and email us a syllabus for review, though!

    • Quick clarification questions about specific things you see in your progress check on GOLD

    • A final signature on a form (except for Academic Planning Forms - those are best handled with an appointment)

Come find us with our yellow table! Please wear your mask!

 

How to attend appointments and drop-ins during fall 2021:

  Appointments Drop-ins
Where and when? Held on Zoom for Fall 2021, times and dates vary by advisor

In-person outdoor drop-ins daily 2-4 p.m. from Thursday 9/23 to Friday 10/1

Held on Zoom, days and times vary by advisor; see below

How do I attend? Schedule using advisor appointment links, below. You'll get a confirmation email with your Zoom link!

When on Zoom: join the waiting room using the link of the advisor who is available at your desired time; see below

When outdoors (look for the yellow table near the lawn outside SSMS's staircase): Please plan to form a distanced line. Masks on while we meet, please! 

 

Meet your advisors!

Meet with Meghan for help with:
  • General advising questions (picking classes, progress checks, course planning) + more complex advising issues (returning Gauchos, course petitions, research + internship opportunities, enrollment/waitlist issues)
  • To book an appointment with Meghan, click here.
  • Drop-in advising typically runs M-F 2-4 pm most afternoons, unless I'm in a meeting.

Special Fall 2021 week 0.5/week 1 (Thursday, 9/23 - Friday, 10/1) drop-in hours:

  • Drop-in advising on Zoom (you'll start in the waiting room and I'll let you in when I'm available): 10 am-12 pm and 1-2 pm
  • Outdoor drop-in advising: 2-4 pm
Meet with Taylor for help with:
  • General advising questions (picking classes, progress checks, course planning) + more complex advising issues (returning Gauchos, course petitions, research + internship opportunities, enrollment/waitlist issues)
  • To book an appointment with Taylor, please use this link. *Note all regular appointments are suspended during the first two weeks of the quarter so that we can handle immediate registration concerns.
  • For additional information about virtual advising and drop-in hours, see this link.
 

Meet with Emily for help with:

  • General advising questions (change of major questions, picking classes, progress checks, course planning)
  • To book an appointment with Emily, [new schedule will become available at the start of the school year]