Welcome to Porter Advising
The Porter College Office
Our office is open 9AM-12PM and 1-4PM for drop-offs, pick-ups, scheduling appointments with the Provost, and non-advising questions. Stickers will be available on the first day of classes. Paychecks are available every other Wednesday; please see the Biweekly Calendar for pay dates. Call us at (831) 459-2273 if you have a quick question or need to leave a message for an adviser.
We're here to help
Our mission is to suppport you in pursuing and achieving your academic goals. We'll do our best to enhance your educational experience and empower you to make the most of your time at UCSC. Porter advisers are available to:
- Provide you with guidance to help you map out your academic plans and to qualify for your intended major.
- Help you understand General Education and University requirements for graduation.
- Help you identify and develop personal, educational and career goals.
- Assist you in identifying additional campus resources to enhance your academic career.
The college system is designed to create smaller living and learning communities within the larger university campus. Students affiliate with a college through graduation and beyond. We hope to meet with each one of you on a regular basis.
Academic Preceptor Bob Giges and Academic Adviser Emily Burt are available to assist you in deciding on a major, to help you maneuver through the system, or to discuss nearly any academic concern. They are also available to assist you with major exploration, course selection, and academic planning, often on a drop-in basis. So, please, come to us when you need help, inspiration, or just a sounding board. We are here for you!
Appointments fill very quickly, often more than a week in advance. Please come to drop-in advising if you need immediate assistance.