Department Location

Office of Undergraduate Study
University of California, Irvine
143 Humanities Instructional Building (HIB)
Irvine, CA 92697-3380
(949) 824-5132

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The Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study offers advising through virtual drop-in appointments, email, scheduled appointments (in-person or via Zoom), and online chat. Please read through the information below to determine which form of advising best works for you.

Please only pursue one advising route at a time, so that we can efficiently and effectively answer all student inquiries in a timely manner.
Type of Advising Best For... Availability Who You Meet With
Email Advising Straightforward,
general questions
Response within 24-48 business hours Response from Academic Advisor
30-Minute Scheduled Appointment
(in-person or Zoom)
More complicated
issues or questions
Weeks 2-7 and 10, Finals Week Academic Advisor, can request specific advisor
Drop-In Appointments
(one-on-one via Zoom)
Several questions,
quarterly schedule
Weeks 1-10, Monday through Thursday: 1pm-3:30pm Academic Advisor on duty
Online Chat Quick, general questions Available intermittently between Monday through Friday (9am-4pm) Peer Academic Advisor


If you have just a few straightforward questions for a counselor, email is a great way to get the information you need. You can expect a response from a counselor within 24-48 business hours.
Examples of questions that can be asked via email:
  •     What do you think about this tentative course schedule?
  •     Can you help me decide how many units I should take?
  •     How many courses do I have remaining for my major?
To email a counselor, click here. Please be sure to include all relevant information in your email and state your question(s) as clearly and concisely as possible to allow for an accurate and thorough response. 
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS (in-person or via Zoom)

If you are not currently a Humanities major and want to change into or add a Humanities major please start with our Change of Major procedure and complete the verification form to be eligible for an appointment:

NOTE: If you are requesting in-person advising for your scheduled appointment, you must be in compliance with the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program, the Daily Symptom Check and any applicable testing requirements. You will be asked to show your ZotPass (using your mobile device) and it must be GREEN. For more information about ZotPass, please refer to this website:

To request a scheduled appointment, please click here.

One-on-one drop-in advising allows you to virtually meet with a School of Humanities academic advisor via Zoom for general advising questions, scheduling issues, degree requirements, and questions regarding school policies and procedures.

Drop-in appointments are available for current undergraduate Humanities students and non-Humanities students who have completed our Change of Major procedure ( Non-Humanities students with a minor in the School of Humanities may only been seen through drop-in advising during Weeks 2 - 7 and 10 only. Students seeking readmission are not eligible for drop-in advising and must schedule a Zoom appointment.

Drop-ins are generally available Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 3:30pm. To add yourself to the drop-in queue during scheduled hours, which will place you in a virtual line to meet with an advisor, please click here to fill out the request form. NOTE: This form is only available during drop-in hours and will not accept responses outside of drop-in hours.

Please make sure that your name on your UCI Zoom account matches your full name (first and last name) listed on your UCI student record. Students will be seen one-on-one on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drop-in advising meetings last approximately 15 minutes.

For quick questions requiring a more immediate response, chat is the best option. Chat allows you to communicate with a Humanities Peer Academic Advisor.

Examples of questions that are best for chat:

• Where can I get an authorization code to add a course?
• Can I take this course as Pass/No Pass?
• When is the deadline to drop a class?

Click here to get started!