Contact Your Advisor

Physical Sciences Bldg, Room 230

Last updated 4/13/2021

In order to align with campus directives regarding the COVID-19 response and to ensure community health and safety, all advising will be remote. Appointments will be held via Zoom.

Chem/BMB Advising provides advisement for the following majors:

  • Chemistry BS
  • Chemistry BA
  • Chemistry BS with Biochemistry concentration
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BS
  • Chemistry Minor


Please email your questions to Chem/BMB Advising at advisors can assist you with most issues via email, including developing four year academic plans, signing forms, graduation checks, and more complex questions. If you are requesting assistance with forms (EX. Study Abroad Academic Planning Approval Form, Veterans Benefits Verification Form, etc), we ask that you do your best to scan and email us a copy of your form, or fill in your form digitally and email us a PDF or Word document. 
  • Please be sure to include your full name and your student ID number in all emails to advising.
  • Please do not email Chem/BMB Advisers at their personal UCSC email addresses.


Appointments are made online via Slug Success. You will receive access information for your Zoom appointment approximately 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you do not see any appointments available in Slug Success it means that all appointments are full, so please scroll to the following week to view additional appointment availability.

Advising Appointments for Fall 2020

Tuesday: 9:00AM-11:00AM & 1:30PM-4:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM-11:00AM & 1:30PM-4:00PM

Thursday: 9:00AM-11:00AM & 1:30PM-4:00PM

No appointments on Mondays or Fridays.  

Appointments are made through Slug Success and are 20 minutes each.

For a walkthrough on how to make an appointment click HERE.

Not proposed/declared in a CHEM/BMB Department major but want to meet with an CHEM/BMB advisor? When scheduling an appointment in Slug Success you must select the appointment reason "Major/Minor Information and/or Support" in order to access Chem/BMB Advising availability.

Need STEM Support? Check out the STEM Scholars Website!

The STEM Scholars website has:

  • Easy access to resources, programs, advising, and events that promote their academic and personal growth as STEM scholars at the university.
  • Information about the STEM Hub and peer advisers as they continue to serve students through the pandemic by hosting virtual office hours and events on Zoom. 

Ask a Slug: click on the graphic below to get help from a fellow UCSC student (the role of the Ask a Slug peers is to help with wayfinding, in other words, get the student to the right person or place to help them get an answer to their question).

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Location: PSB (Physical Sciences Building) Room 230

Chemistry Staff Undergraduate advisor:  Marla Hesselink

BMB Staff Undergraduate advisor: Rexton Lynn

Faculty advisor Chem Majors:  Professor Scott Oliver
Faculty advisor BMB Majors:  Professor William (Bill) G. Scott

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