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Your Best Resources for Undergraduate Advising

Staff Advisors

The departmental staff advisors are the best resource for detailed advising, questions about curriculum requirements, referrals and annual mandatory advising. Staff advisors can be seen on a drop-in or appointment basis. 

Fall Advising Hours

Appointments can be made by visiting If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please email

Drop-In Advising
Drop-in advising is available in the Engineering Undergraduate Office (EUO) located in Kemper 1050, Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00. EUO peer advisors are also available on a drop in basis on Fridays from 1:00 to 4:30.

About the Advisors

uc davis materials science engineering chemical engineering student services advisor maria arellanoMaria Arellano

Student Services Advisor
3001B Ghausi Hall

Maria was born in Mexico and her family immigrated when she was very young. She grew up in the tiny town of Tulelake in Northern California. Maria is a first-generation college student and proud alumna of UC Davis. She graduated with a double major in International Relations with an emphasis on peace and security and Spanish. Maria is passionate about assisting students in their pursuit, transition, and journey through UC Davis and to provide them with the tools and resources to start and continue their education and careers. 

Fun fact: Maria traveled to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2011.

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