In-Person Advising

In-person advising begins October 3rd, 2023. The office is open Tuesday through Thursday, 9am - 4pm, excluding UCSC holidays, with advising available as follows:


  • Merrill 32 Advising: 9am until 1pm
  • LALS Lounge in Merrill 39: TBD


  • Merrill 32 Advising: 9am until 1pm


  • Merrill 32 Advising: 9:30am until 11:30am
  • LALS Lounge in Merrill 39: TBD

Online appoitnments are available Monday through Friday at various times. Find appointments on Navigate Slug Success or email us if you have trouble making an appointment through Slug Success.

Please email or (to reach the peer advisors) with any questions about advising, classes, research, study abroad, and anything else you can think of and we'll get back to you ASAP. We are mostly remote during the summer but in-person appointments are possible if you reach out via email.

View a video introduction to our web page for undergraduate students.

Zoom Appointments: use Navigate Slug Success to schedule

Online Resources Available 24/7

Your LALS Advising 2023-24 Support Team

LALS Undergraduate Program Coordinator Ursula Oberg

Welcome to UCSC and LALS! I have a lot of ideas about how to make the most of your time here. My own UCSC undergrad time included campus jobs (tour guide, residential assistant), working in peer education and as a course assistant, attending and organizing campus events, long hours at McHenry Library doing research for papers, and always, always, going to professors' office hours!

I can't wait to hear about you and your interests. Let's start a conversation about how I can support you in your LALS journey.

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LALS Peer Advisor Abbie Tafolla

Hello everyone! I am a third year student at UCSC double majoring in Spanish Studies and Education, Democracy, and Justice. I am really interested in implementing Spanish and bilingual education into schools and communities.

I look forward to meeting you in this academic year. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns about the LALS program, I will be more than happy to help and support you.


LALS Peer Advisor Marissa Guzman

Hey folks! My name is Marissa and I am a Latin American/Latino Studies and Feminist Studies double major. I am a community organizer from San Francisco, mainly organizing with the Committee In Solidarity With the People of El Salvador but organizing in the Latine Mission District more broadly. Currently, I’m working on my senior thesis on gender relations in Cuba. Please reach out to me if you need advice on classes or even on how to find ways to fund educational travel and research. I can’t wait to get to know you all!