Major Advising

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all advising for Psychology, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Science and Technology Studies will be available remotely (via Zoom & email).

Newly Admitted Transfer Students: You may book your Aggie Advising appointment now. Only one appointment per student. See our New Student website for more information geared for new students.

If you missed our live New Transfer Student Webinar, you can watch the recording on our Advising Videos website soon! 

Newly Admitted Freshmen: Beginning May 10, you can schedule your Aggie Advising with an advisor in the College of Letters & Sciences. Your Aggie Advising will focus on general education, introductory courses in your major, and planning for course registration and your first quarter. See our New Student website for more information.
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Email Advising

You may email advising questions to one of the following inboxes:

You'll get a faster response by using one of these email addresses, rather than emailing an advisor directly. We try our best to answer emails received at these addresses within 24 hours, but due to a large volume of messages right now, we currently have a 1-week response time. 

Please do NOT send repeated messages in the same week, or copy multiple inboxes, as this duplicates the workload for our team and ultimately leads to slower response times. Thanks for your patience!

Drop-In Advising

Our drop-in hours are offered remotely via Zoom. See our drop-in hours listed on this page.  

Mandatory Advising Holds cannot be addressed in drop-in advising.


Appointments with staff advisors are very limited, and we appreciate your patience. Appointments are limited to:

  • students declared in Psychology, Philosophy, Science and Technology Studies or Cognitive Sciences.
  • sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

You may book an appointment using the UC Davis Appointment System. Staff appointments are bookable two weeks into the future. Be sure to click "Next" to view next week's appointments. 

Undergraduate Advisors

Advisor Administrative Duties

Malina Gillies-Doherty: Instructional Planning and IPA, SMR Liaison, ICMS, Peer Advising Supervisor (back-up)
Rachel Hale: Banner Scheduler for PHI, Peer Advising Supervisor, Incomplete Grades (non-SONA), Advising Event Coordinator, Back-up for ICMS and DESII​​​​​​​
Jillian Hancock: Banner Scheduler for PSC, Social Media
Stacie Jenkins: Banner Scheduler for CGS and STS, Advising Website Editor, Newsletter, Study Abroad Liaison, Undergrad Research Processes, Back-up for ICMS, DESII, and SMR
Alissa Magorian: Course Evaluations, DESII, Incomplete Grades (SONA)