Graduate Student Advising

Graduate Advisor 

Joana Halnez, 858-534-4185, Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME) 340B


Student Affairs Manager

Sandra de Sousa, 858-822-1421 Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME) 340A


In-Person Advising

Current and prospective students may visit the graduate academic advisor during walk-in hours or by appointment.  The Graduate Advisor is located in the Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME) on the third floor in 340B.

Walk-in hours:

    Monday & Tuesday: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Thursday & Friday: 9:00 - 11:30 am

Walk-In Advising Policies:

- These sessions are designed to last a maximum of 15 minutes.

- Hours are subject to change. Please refer to the live calendar (below) to confirm advising is open.

- The last sign-in for morning advising is at 11:30am; the last sign-in for an afternoon session is at 3:00pm.

- Walk-in sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

- Sign in using the computer in the front lobby and wait for an advisor to call you.

Appointment hours:

    Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:30 am

    Thursday & Friday: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Appointment policies:

Appointments must be requested at least TWO business days in advance.

- We do not schedule same-day appointments.

- The last appointment of the morning is 11-11:30 am, and afternoon is 2:30-3:00 pm.

- Besides a confirmation email, no reminder emails will be sent.

- If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will need to submit a new request to reschedule your appointment.

- If you need to reschedule/cancel your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible by sending us a message via the VAC.

- We may need to reschedule your appointment in the event of an emergency. Always check your UCSD email before heading to your advising appointment.

How to schedule an appointment:

- Check the advising calendar (below) for availability.

- Submit your appointment request using this google form.

- Await confirmation.


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  • UNDERGRADUATE Advisor's unavailable appointments slots: Orange
  • GRADUATE Advisor's unavailable appointments slots: Pink