Academic Advising


Important Update: Virtual Academic Advising for Spring  Quarter 2020

Orfalea College of Business Student Services has adapted to a virtual advising structure across Spring Quarter to ensure that current students have the full support that they need in order ensure the timeline to degree completion is not compromised. We are utilizing virtual advising through email, phone, and Zoom.

NOTE: Prospective students, if you have been newly admitted to Cal Poly and have questions about transfer credit or the next steps in your admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at 805-756-2311.

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Virtual Hours of Operation for Spring Quarter 2020

Spring Break (March 23rd – April 5th)

Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Spring Quarter (April 6th –  June 12th) – subject to adjustment

Monday/Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesdays/Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Contact Information

Phone: 805-756 – 2601
Building 03, Room 100
Email: cobadvis@calpoly.edu

We will be checking voicemail and email during our virtual hours of operation and will respond accordingly. 

Virtual Support Available Via The Following:

  • Email us, cobadvis@calpoly.edu:
    • Please ensure you are contacting us from your Cal Poly email, including your EMPL ID, and clearly stating your inquiry, question, and/or issue
    • We are checking our email during our virtual hours of operation.
  • Schedule an appointment with one of the four professional staff members below:
  • Virtual Drop-In Advising via Zoom:(Starting April 6)
    • Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm
    • Click on the button below and interact virtually with an academic advisor to get quick answers to your advising related questions or time sensitive concerns. For academic advising including degree progress, graduation plan, etc., please schedule an appointment. 

Appointments

Peer Advising

Meet with a Peer Advisor for curriculum advising, senior graduation checks, graduation plans, study abroad and double concentration. Use the appropriate button below to schedule an individual appointment:

Click on the appropriate button to schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor:

Please Note: We will begin taking appointments for Spring quarter on April 6th.

Professional Advising

Professional Academic Advisors are available to provide in-depth personal counseling for sensitive, critical, or academic concerns.

Cal Poly MSC 2019

ALICIA CRUZ
Academic Advisor

acruzavi@calpoly.edu
805-756-2601 | 03-100

Sensitive student concerns

Primarily serves first, second and third year students

Academic Probation and Disqualification

To schedule an appointment with Alicia, click here.

Chelsea

CHELSEA KIDWELL
Academic Advisor

clkidwel@calpoly.edu
805-756-5304 | 03-100

Sensitive student concerns

OCOB Change of Major process

Study Abroad initiatives

Exchange programs

International student support

Academic Probation and Disqualification

To schedule an appointment with Chelsea, click here.

Katelyn

KATELYN O’BRIEN
Assistant Director of Student Services

kobrie13@calpoly.edu
805-756-5295 | 03-100

Sensitive student concerns

Peer Advising Program

Daily operations, and functions of Student Services

Orfalea’s Peer Mentoring Program

Enrollment management

Coordinate Orfalea OutREACH

Academic Probation and Disqualification

To schedule an appointment with Katelyn, click here.

Yovani

YOVANI ALEXANDER
Academic Advisor/Coordinator, MBP

ylalexan@calpoly.edu
805-756-1753 | 03-100

Sensitive student concerns

Transfer Students Support

Multicultural Business Program(MBP)

Support to 2nd-Year Students

OCOB Cal Poly Scholars

Academic Probation and Disqualification

To schedule an appointment with Yovani, click here.