Undergraduate Advising

Advising Hours (January 8th, 2024 - March 15th, 2024)

Please note these upcoming changes to our advising schedule:

We will be closed for the following campus holidays, or other in-service department events:


  • CLOSED for in-person advising on Monday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, Feb. 28th.  EMAIL ONLY



In-Person, email, phone and Zoom Advising

Location: All Advising is in Ellison Hall 3rd Floor, 3838, unless noted otherwise.

Email: Advising@polsci.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805/893-4192


***Drop-in (in person) advising does not require an appointment.***
  • Mondays:  12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Tuesdays:  2:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Wednesdays:  12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Thursdays:  2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Fridays:   CLOSED to in-person advising.  Email ONLY


To schedule an appointment via Zoom, please use the links below:

Please Note: We have almost 1200 POLS majors and pre-majors, and limited Zoom appointment availability.   IF you schedule a Zoom meeting, and find that you either cannot make the meeting, or no longer need the advising (for instance, because you received phone or email assistance) - PLEASE cancel the meeting ASAP with the advisor you originally scheduled the appointment with.  Doing so allows another student an opportunity to schedule a meeting in that time slot. 


**Please note that students who fail to cancel a Zoom meeting within 24 hours of an appointment will lose Zoom appointment privileges.



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If you have advising questions, please email us at advising@polsci.ucsb.edu.

We typically respond within the same business day (excluding weekends, holidays and academic breaks).

Advising Office
3838 Ellison Hall



Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Alison G. Keleher, Ph.D.
[Dr. Keleher does not provide advising.  Please see the information above to contact one of our advisors.]


Meet the Advisors

Margaux Hart (she/her)


Julia Vargas (she/her/ella):



Margaux is a fourth-year Political Science transfer student with a concentration in American politics. She is a varsity coxswain on the men’s rowing team and acts as webmaster for the club. Outside of the advising office, she currently serves as social media coordinator for the Santa Barbara nonprofit, Friends of State Street, and coaches masters at Mission Rowing. Following her time at UCSB, Margaux intends to work in public relations or local government. During her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, try new recipes, go to concerts, and travel as much as possible.


Julia is a fourth-year Political Science and Spanish double major with a concentration in American Politics. She is involved in multiple multicultural organizations on campus and is on the executive board as the risk management chair for Sigma Omega Nu, as well as works as a legal intern at a Criminal/Personal Injury firm in downtown Santa Barbara. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue law school with interests in human rights and marketing. During her free time, Julia enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, and playing golf.