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Academic Advising Center Updates



Academic Advising Updates 

Updated September 21, 2020

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The UCR campus continues to remain closed for normal operations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Instruction is being conducted remotely and will continue in this way until health and government officials approve a return to campus.  These decisions were made in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease, and therefore, all non-essential staff will be working remotely during the campus closure.  However, the staff of the CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center are still available to assist you and our services continue to be offered online during this time! 

As of now, academic advising will be conducted by:

  • Email (primary method) - please visit your major's advising page for your advisor's contact information

    • Email is recommended for direct questions that require direct answers.  PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR STUDENT ID NUMBER in all of your email communication with your advisor, as it will help advisors to pull up your academic record faster and respond to your email quicker.  Please note that email responses may take longer than usual.

  • Online advising sessions through Zoom

Instructions to access online advising sessions via Zoom

  • Availability: You can view your advisor's posted availability through
  • Choose an open advising slot that works with your schedule.  These online advising session are limited to 20 minutes and you can schedule them in advance or the same day.  After you've selected the advising slot and entered your information, you will receive an email confirmation.
  • Accessing the Zoom meeting: Log in to no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled drop-in session and click on "Enter Online Appointment" (see screenshot below).  Then wait for your advisor to start the Zoom appointment. 


  • If you realize that you will be more than a few minutes late for your Zoom meeting, please let your advisor know and reschedule the meeting for a more convenient time.
  • If you are experiencing challenges entering the meeting, please email your advisor right away so they can help troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

We understand this is a challenging time in many ways, and we want you to know that we are here for you.  We enjoy working with our students and even though the format has temporarily changed to a remote environment, we are no less committed to helping you in any way we can!  Also, please note that things can change during this time, such as timelines, policies, options, etc., but we are doing our best to stay up to date to be able to provide guidance to all of you.  

We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Kind regards,

CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Staff


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