To make an appointment, please call the Orfalea College of Business Student Services office at (805) 756-2601 or plan to stop in during our regular office hours.

Drop-In Advising

Come by during drop-in hours to meet with a Professional Advisor to support you for non-curriculum related questions or concerns.

Times: Mondays – Thursday,  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Orfalea Student Services, 03-100

Majors & Concentrations

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Cal Poly Academic Advising Resources

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Study Abroad & International Resources

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Registration Demonstrations

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Senior Project

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Academic Probation & Disqualification Policy

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Change of Major

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Course / Term Withdrawal

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Hours of Operation

Monday 9AM – 4PM
Tuesday 10AM – 4PM
Wednesday 9AM – 4PM
Thursday 9AM – 4PM
Friday 9AM – 4PM


Orfalea’s Professional Advising Staff

Contact Info

Phone: 805 – 756 – 2601
Buliding: 03-100


AMY CARTER, Assistant Dean for Student Success | Ext. 2940 | 3-455C

  • Oversight for Orfalea Student Services
  • Responsible for student success initiatives, including Career Readiness and Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Campus Liaison – Handling sensitive student cases, Title IX, Enrollment Issues & Parent Concerns
  • Coordination of BUS 100, 206, & 306 courses

LILY CLARK, Assistant Director of Advising | Ext. 2601 | 03-100

  • Oversees Peer Advising Program and the Orfalea Student Ambassador program
  • Provides enrollment management support for areas, block scheduling, and support for curricular issues
  • Coordinates marketing, digital signage content and communication for students (including Orfalea’s student weekly newsletter)
  • Coordinates International Student Support and exchange programs
  • Teaches BUS 100, 1-unit orientation course for all first-quarter freshmen

KATELYN O’BRIEN, Assistant Director of Support Programs & Services | Ext. 5295 | 03-100

  • Oversight of the college’s academic probation and disqualification processing, communications,
    requirements, and readmission process
  • Provides developmental advising and counseling support to students on academic probation or
    students facing personal or academic challenges
  • Coordinates Orfalea’s Mentor Connection Program and Orfalea OutREACH, the college’s Faculty and Staff online referral system
  • Teaches BUS 100, 1-unit orientation course for all first-quarter freshman

JUSTIN GOMEZ, Professional Academic Advisor & Success Coach | Ext. 6-5356 | 03-106

  • Provides support and specialized programming for underserved populations, including the Mulcitultural Business Program and Orfalea Cal Poly Scholars
  • Coordinates Orfalea’s Tutoring Program
  • Teaches BUS 100, a 1-unit orientation course for all first-time freshmen

CHELSEA KIDWELL, Career Readiness Advisor | Ext. 6-5304 | 03-300

  • Provides developmental career advising to underrepresented student populations throughout their college experience on topics such as professionalism, internships, and job search strategies
  • Organizes career events including alumni and concentration panels, industry tours, and Executive in Residence roundtables
  • Coordinates the Young Alumni Mentoring Program and provides support for the Executive Partner’s Program
  • Teaches BUS 206: Business professionalism & Career Readiness & BUS 100, 1-unit orientation course
  • Oversees the Career Readiness Office and Career Peer Advisor staff

YOVANI ALEXANDER, Academic Advisor | Ext. 6-1753 | 03-100

  • Coordinates the Orfalea change of major process
  • Provides developmental advising support to 2nd-year students on Academic Probation
  • Provides support and specialized programming for transfer students
  • Teaches BUS 100, 1-unit orientation course for all first-quarter freshmen