Undergraduate Advising Center

Welcome, Fall 2021/Spring 2022 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.


Due to an increase in COVID-19 health and safety precautions, all advising services at the UAC will be offered virtually through February 4th. In-person services are expected to resume on Monday February 7th. 

Refer to the virtual drop-in advising hours below or schedule a virtual appointment with your assigned academic counselor.  Visit our Advising Services for academic counselor drop-in hours. 


Drop-in Advising 

Drop-ins will be offered virtually through February 4th. 

Please review our drop-in hours for the month of January below. 

Please join our virtual drop-ins

Drop-in schedule for the first two weeks of the semester January 24 - February 4:

10:00am- 12:00pm and 2:00pm- 4:00pm

If you cannot attend drop-ins, please schedule an appointment with your advisor, appointments offered Monday - Friday. 

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

You may 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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Regular Semester 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 Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10:00am-11:00am and Tuesday/Friday 2:00-3:00pm 
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
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
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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Don't miss out!

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.