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Important Update

In an effort to practice social distancing recommendations, the Eleanor Roosevelt College Advising Staff will be working remotely until further notice. You can reach us during our regular business hours through the following methods:

Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Zoom Drop-In Advising: We will be offering our regularly scheduled drop-ins via Zoom. To participate, please go to the Meet with Advisor tab in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) to sign-in and receive a zoom link. 
  • Zoom Appointments: To meet with an ERC counselor,  please go to the Ask a Question tab in the VAC and follow the instructions on how to scheudule an appointment.
  • Email: To submit a petition, please be sure it is completely filled out and has all the required signatures (major and minor, if applicable). You may then email it in PDF format to Forms are returned via your Contact Record in the VAC. Please note that we will NOT provide advising over email. If you submit an advising question, you will be directed to use the VAC for assistance.  


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The  ERC Advising Team upholds a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in all our work.  We remain vigilant about implicit bias in all our interactions with staff and students.

To that end, we will create a welcoming space for all students to discuss and explore their own identities and biographies, mindful that all of us have been socialized in exclusionary societies that marginalize and stereotype Others. (See the full ERC diversity statement here.)

The ERC Academic Advising Staff is here to guide, counsel and coach you during your time at UC San Diego. We hope you see us as your “home base”, the place to start when you are looking for answers. We can help you transition to UC San Diego successfully and achieve all of your academic goals. 

We remind you to utilize our services as well as those of your major department.   We hope that you will find our space to be one of support while you explore your opportunities at Eleanor Roosevelt College and UC San Diego. Successful UC San Diego students ask for help and utilize support services.   This may not be something you are used to, but will help you make the most of your college academic experience. 

You will find a great deal of information on this website which provides you with tools to inform you along the way. Please come and see us in person!

 Some tips we would offer you:

  • Pay attention to deadlines.  Do not expect an exception if you fail to meet a deadline. Exceptions are rarely granted and only with supporting documentation.
  • ASK QUESTIONS! Don’t be afraid to ask a question and get the right answer.
  • Stay in contact both with a college academic counselor and department advisor.
  • Check the calendars on TritonLink often.
  • If you run into a difficult situation, please contact us. We can direct you to the appropriate resources if you get sick, experience a personal problem, etc and help you to make good decisions.
  • Be aware of your grades in courses at all times. Use your degree audit to track your progress, check your grades when they are posted each quarter.

Best of luck here at Eleanor Roosevelt College and UC San Diego!

Sarah Spear-Barrett

Dean of Academic Advising