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Academic Advising Center Updates


CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center Updates

September 23, 2022

We are excited to have everyone back, and to welcome our new first-year and transfer students to CNAS!

We will continue to offer both in-person and virtual advising and workshop options for this coming academic year to add as much flexibility as possible. Please do note that to meet safety guidelines for both students and staff, in-person appointments will be limited to those students not required to complete a COVID Screening Check. In addition, based upon campus safety measures at the time, you may be asked or required to wear a mask during your in-person advising appointment. If coming in person, please remember to check in at the front window of the Advising Center at 1223 Pierce Hall at least 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Through Express Advising you can set up quick 10-minute Zoom advising meetings to go over questions or issues you may have that same day. You will simply need to check your advisor’s availability after 8:30 am each morning and sign up for an Express Advising session (Zoom only).

Please be sure to check out the information on this page for step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for regular advising appointments (in person and online).

Kind regards,

CNAS Undergraduate Advising Staff

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How to Access the NEW Online Express Advising

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  • Availability: You can check your advisor's availability on at 8:30am each day for an Express Advising session. 

    • All Express Advising meetings are online via Zoom!

    • You can view future availability for Express Advising but you can only sign up for open slots for that same day. 

    • Express Advising sessions are only 10 minutes and intended to to discuss quick questions or simple issues.

  • How to Access Express Advising Session:  Simply go to no more than 5 minutes before your schedule session and sign in.  

  • Entering Express Advising Session: Once you've signed into simply click on the "Enter Online Appointment" button (see screenshot below) to be entered into your advisor's Zoom waiting room. 

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  • And that's it!  Your advisor will start your Express Advising session at your scheduled time!

  • If you realize that you will not be able to attend your session after all, please let your advisor know via email as soon as you can.


How to Schedule Advising Appointments

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  • Availability: You can view your advisors's posted availability through myAdvising.ucr.eduPlease note whether the advising appointment you are looking for is available online or in-person and choose the option that you would prefer.

  • Scheduling appointment: Choose an available advising slot.  These advising sessions can last up to 20 minutes and you can schedule them in advance or on the same day if available.  You can view or schedule an appointment 10 days in advanced, at most.  

  • Accessing the IN-PERSON advising appointment: 

    • Check in at the CNAS Advising Center front-window at 1223 Pierce Hall no more than 5 minutes prior to the start of your appointment.

    • After checking in at the front window, wait in the lobby for your advisor to call your name and guide you to their office.

    • You MUST wear a face covering/mask throughout your advising appointment. 

    • Any student required to complete the COVID Screening Check will need to meet virtually with their advisor instead.

  • Accessing ONLINE advising appointment via Zoom:

    • Log into no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment and click on the "Enter Online Appointment" button (see screenshot below).  

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  • If you realize that you will be late for the appointment or will not be able to make it, please call the Advising Center at 951-827-7492. 


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