Undergraduate Student Affairs

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*Academic Advising during Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 will be offered remotely until further notice*

Academic Counselors and Peer Academic Advisors will be available via:

Live Chat


Zoom Drop-In Hours

Virtual Appointments

Fall grades: Available on StudentAccess on 12/17 at 8 p.m.

Holiday Hours for November and December

November 24
: 9 a.m. to Noon. (Chat ends at 11:30 a.m.)
November 25-26: Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
December 8: 9 a.m. to 11am. (Chat ends at 10:30 a.m.)
December 17: 9 a.m. to 11am. (Chat ends at 10:30 a.m.)
December 22: 9 a.m. to Noon. (Chat ends at 11:30 a.m.)
December 23-January 2: Closed for Winter Break
January 3: Return to regular hours of operation
We are not available on the days we are closed.

Chat with us online: ICS Undergraduate Student Affairs is now offering live chat for quick questions. For more information including chat hours, click below.

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As the only computing-focused school in the University of California system, the Bren School offers a broad array of undergraduate majors and minors in virtually every principal area within its three departments — Computer Science, Informatics and Statistics — as well as many interdisciplinary topics.

We invite you to explore the links on this page, which feature our courses, majors, and policies, as well as opportunities for student life in ICS. If you need assistance with specific questions about the undergraduate student experience, please contact our Undergraduate Student Affairs Office, whose information is listed below.

Contact Information

ICS Undergraduate Student Affairs

ICS Building, Suite 352 
Irvine, CA 92697-3430

Email usIf you are in need of academic advising, please email ucounsel@uci.edu. (Questions submitted through e-mail will be reviewed by a peer academic advisor or undergraduate counselor. Due to the volume of e-mails received, expect to wait a minimum of 2-3 business days for a response.)

Appointments: If you are an undergraduate student and your question is complex or time sensitive, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a counselor via Zoom. To do this, please visit this website (https://appointments.web.uci.edu/) and choose ICS Undergraduate Student Affairs.

If you are not a UCI student (past or current) and would like to schedule an appointment, please email ucounsel@uci.edu with the subject line "Appointment Request" and the reason for your appointment.

Live Chat: https://www.ics.uci.edu/ugrad/livechat

Phone: (949) 824-5156

Fax: (949) 824-4163

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Neha Rawal Director, Undergraduate Student Affairs
Vacant Student Affairs Assistant
Nadia Kast Senior Undergraduate Counselor
Priscilla De Lara Undergraduate Counselor
Maribel Valentin Undergraduate Counselor
Marina Juarez Undergraduate Counselor
Alice Kojima Undergraduate Counselor
Lumen Hwang Instructional Support Manager
Kruthika Bhimsen Instructional Support Assistant
Brian Bulgarelli Peer Academic Advisor
Anne Wang Peer Academic Advisor
Audrey Shi Peer Academic Advisor
Isaiah Raya Peer Academic Advisor

Peer counselors have completed intensive training from the Division of Undergraduate Education and the ICS Undergraduate counselors. 

Meet our 2021-22 PAAs

Academic Advising during Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 will be offered remotely. For more information on when appointments and walk-ins are available and how the types of meetings differ, please see the Appointments and Walk-In Advising page. 

» Division of Career Pathways

We highly recommend that students meet with a Career Counselor each quarter.

Contact Information:


100 Student Services 1

(Across from Student Center Starbucks)

Irvine, CA 92697-2075



ICS specific Career Counselor: Caroline Chiang caroline.chiang@uci.edu

Explore their website for upcoming workshops, events, career fairs and more! Please contact a Career Counselor to discuss any career-related concerns such as finding internships, full-time jobs, creating a portfolio, resume review or exploring career options. Students may also sign up for an appointment with a Career Counselor using Handshake.  Please note that appointments typically book 1-3 weeks in advance based on demand.

» Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs, Gopi Meenakshisundaram

Please contact the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs at adsa@ics.uci.edu if you would like to discuss concerns (not related to specific academic advising), or share your thoughts and recommendations about any aspect of the Bren School's undergraduate program.