Undergraduate Advising Center

Welcome, freshmen and undeclared students!

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is the home base for first-year freshmen and undeclared students. Our academic counselors are committed to supporting you and meeting your advising needs. We encourage you to meet with us for:

  • Choosing/registering for classes
  • Academic success strategies
  • Major, career and internship exploration
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Policy clarification and appeals
  • Supporting your overall transition, wellness, and success
  • And more!

Appointments are available in-person and virtually. To schedule and appointment, please click the button below or go to https://sfsu.campus.eab.com/

Returning and continuing students should seek advising through their college advising center. 

Academic Counselor Drop-In Hours

In-Person drop-in advising hours are listed below for the period between January 30 through February 10.

Drop-ins are for "quick questions" that can be answered in 15 minutes or less. We see students on a first come, first serve basis during the drop-in hours posted below.

Monday - Friday:   10:00am - 12:00pm,  2:00pm - 4:00pm

Administration Building Room: 450

In Person Drop-in Hours:

All Hours are 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm 

Counselor  Email  Drop-in Hours 
Diana Castro  dianacastro@sfsu.edu Thursday & Friday 
Herman Lee hklee@sfsu.edu Tuesday
Martina Lasich mlasich@sfsu.edu Monday & Tuesday 
Matt Grossbard hgrossbard@sfsu.edu Monday & Tuesday
Michelle Merchain mmerchain@sfsu.edu Monday & Tuesday 
McCall Olson  mccallolson@sfsu.edu Wednesday & Thursday 
Riri Shibata rshibata@sfsu.edu Monday & Tuesday 
Andrew Henry King aking10@sfsu.edu Monday & Wednesday 
Scherane Kinney skinney@sfsu.edu Wednesday & Thursday
Ezekiel Cerezo ecerezo@sfsu.edu Wednesday & Friday
Tara Boehm thjalmq@sfsu.edu Thursday & Friday 
Erin Johnson ekjohnson@sfsu.edu Thursday & Friday 
Hedi Vafaeenia hvafaeenia@sfsu.edu Monday &Thursday 
Joe Benjamin josephb@sfsu.edu Monday 10am-11am only

Refer below to your assigned counselor’s Virtual Office hours. 

Virtual drop-in advising hours are listed below for the period between January 30th to February 10th .

Drop-ins are for "quick questions" that can be answered in 15 minutes or less.

Students are seen via zoom on a first come first served basis during the drop-in hours posted below.

Monday - Friday:   12:00pm - 2:00pm

Virtual Drop-In Advising Link


Virtual Office Hours 
Counselor  Email  Hours  
Hedi Vafaeenia hvafaeenia@sfsu.edu Tues/Wed/Fri: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Erin Johnson ekjohnson@sfsu.edu Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Diana Castro dianacastro@sfsu.edu Mon/Tues/Wed: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Michelle Merchain mmerchain@sfsu.edu

Feb 8th to Feb 10th only:   Wed/Thurs/Fri: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Andrew Henry King aking10@sfsu.edu Tues/Thurs/Fri: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Ezekiel Cerezo ecerezo@sfsu.edu Mon/Tues/Thurs: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Martina Lasich mlasich@sfsu.edu Wed/Thurs/Fri: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Matt Grossbard hgrossbard@sfsu.edu Wed/Thurs/Fri: 1:00pm -2:00pm 
McCall Olson  mccallolson@sfsu.edu Mon/Tues/Fri: 1:00pm -2:00pm 
Riri Shibata rshibata@sfsu.edu Wed/Thurs/Fri: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Scherane Kinney skinney@sfsu.edu Mon/Tues/Fri: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tara Boehm thjalmq@sfsu.edu Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:00pm-1:00pm

We look forward to connecting with you! 

Undergraduate Advising Center 

Administration Building, Room 450 (Temporary location for Fall 2022) 

(415) 338 – 2101 

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm 

Phone Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4pm 

To limit the spread of COVID-19, students seeking in-person advising must comply with the campus vaccination policy.  Upon arrival to the UAC, students will be asked to show proof of vaccination compliance.  For more information on vaccination or exemption requirements, or to upload vaccination documentation please visit the myHealth page


Need academic advising?  Select the option that applies to you below.

Advising Paths

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Drop-In Advising

Drop-in advising is available in-person Monday-Thursday. Look for your academic counselor's in-person drop-in hours.

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Check your SF State email regularly so you don’t miss important information from your professors, counselor, peers, and the university.


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Looking for your College Resource Center? 

All other students can visit their college resource center for advising on GE requirements, SF State Studies and Major/Minor related coursework. 

If you have general (non-advising) questions, please call the phone number below during our posted phone hours to speak with our front desk staff.