Undergraduate Advising Center

Welcome, Fall 2021 freshmen and undeclared students!

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is the home base for first-year freshmen and undeclared students. Due to COVID-19, the UAC will offer both in-person and virtual services in the fall. Our academic counselors are committed to supporting you and meeting your advising needs.

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.


The UAC front desk reception is open in-person 10:00am- 4:00pm Monday- Thursday. Refer to your assigned counselor’s in-person drop-in advising hours or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment if you are unavailable during their designated drop-in time. Visit our Advising Services for academic counselor drop-in hours. 


Drop-in Advising 

Drop-in advising is available in-person in (ADM 211):

Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 11:00am and 2:00pm - 3:00pm. 

If you are a first-year freshman or an undeclared major and you cannot make an appointment with your assigned advisor, please look for your advisor's drop-in hours below. 

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

Contact the UAC front desk if you don't know who your freshman year advisor is. 


Refer to your assigned counselor’s in-person drop-in advising hours or schedule an appointment if you are unavailable during their designated drop-in time. The advising drop-in hours listed below are the regular semester hours.

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 on our Advising Home Page

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Advisor Drop-in Hours
Counselor  Email  Drop-in Hours 
Arman Liwang aliwanag@sfsu.edu Wednesday/Thursday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Angela Simmons  amsimmons@sfsu.edu Wednesday/Thursday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Bibiana Arriola barriola@sfsu.edu Monday/Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Christine Co  cjocelle@sfsu.edu Monday/Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Diana Castro  dianacastro@sfsu.edu Monday/Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Herman Lee hklee@sfsu.edu Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am
Joseph Benjamin  josephb@sfsu.edu Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am
Maggie Hilliard  mhilliard@sfsu.edu Available by appointment only
Marc Corra  mcorra@sfsu.edu Wednesday 2:00pm-3:00pm
Martina Lasich mlasich@sfsu.edu Monday/Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Matt Grossbard hgrossbard@sfsu.edu Wednesday/Thursday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
McCall Olson  mccallolson@sfsu.edu Tuesday/Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
PaHoua Lee  pahoualee@sfsu.edu Tuesday 2:00pm-3:00pm
Riri Shibata rshibata@sfsu.edu Monday/Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sakiya Gallon-Johnson  sgallonj@sfsu.edu Wednesday/Thursday 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm


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 to speak with our front desk staff or you can visit us in ADM 211 between the hours for 10:00am- 4:00pm Monday-Thursday.