Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Advising and Student Services at the College of Arts & Media (CAM) provides current and prospective CAM students with academic information about the college and university. CAM advisors assist students with tracking their academic progress, discussing remaining requirements and course sequencing and by offering appropriate referrals to faculty and other university services (e.g., career resources). Advisors also coordinate academic email notifications to students (e.g., add/drop deadlines and applying to graduate), as well as maintaining advising-related materials. While students are encouraged to make use of the service of academic advising throughout their college career, they are ultimately responsible for their own academic progress.
Academic advising may be mandated or suggested prior to registration depending on the student’s status. Students can view registration holds in the Student Center of their UCDAccess account.
First-Year and Transfer Students
First-Year students with fewer than 30 credit hours are required to attend New Student Orientation and meet with an advisor before registering for their first semester, and then later are required to meet with an advisor in the Center for Undergraduate Exploration and Advising (CUE&A) before registering for their second semester. Transfer students with 30 or more credit hours are required to meet with a CAM academic advisor and may also be required to complete an orientation prior to registering for their first semester of courses.
Students with declared majors who have completed at least 30 semester hours are assigned to CAM Advising and Student Services. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once per year and to bring a sample schedule to each advising appointment.
Students approaching their junior and senior years are encouraged to meet with a faculty mentor in their area of study or academic advisor to discuss internships, career/employment opportunities, graduate school, professional organizations and other post-graduation information. Additional resources exist in CAM and across campus to support career exploration. Students may contact CAM Advising and Student Services for details.