Welcome to Porter Advising

The Porter College Office

Our office is open 9AM-12PM and 1-4PM for drop-offs, pick-ups, and scheduling appointments. 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.  

Contact Information

Phone: 831-459-2273 Fax: 831-502-7389
Email: porteradviser@ucsc.edu (include your name and student ID)
Location: Porter D-Building, Room 104
UC Santa Cruz, Porter College, 1156 High St. Santa Cruz CA 95064 

Follow the link below to make an appointment using Slug Success:

E-mail Advising

Email porteradviser@ucsc.edu with quick advising questions; email is always preferable to phone. We receive a high volume of inquiries, but will make every effort to respond as soon as possible. If you need to send us a document, you may either email, drop it off, or fax us at (831) 502-7389.

Advising Office Hours

Advising Drop-In Hours Please see calendar, below. 

We're here to help If you need to speak to an adviser but can't see us in person, you are welcome to schedule a phone appointment. Please add "Phone Appointment" in the comments when making your appointment and call (831) 459-2273 at the time of your appointment.

Our mission is to support 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.

Porter Advisers 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.