Contact one of the undergraduate advisers to discuss the requirements for a major or a minor in Media and Cultural Studies. They will assist you with obtaining paperwork and major declaration criteria. You will be advised on course offerings and have an opportunity to discuss your goals in completing your degree requirements. Please refer to the appropriate adviser based on your class standing and the first letter of your last name.

We are located on the third floor of the Interdisciplinary South Building (INTS) 3100.

Please contact your assigned academic adviser for specific hours and appointment times.

Victor Moreira

Last Names A-G (951) 827-1821
Brenda Aragón Last Names H-O (951) 827-1801
Cassee Barba Last Names P-Z (951) 827-1802


Our walk-in hours are designated for student visits expected to last no more than 10 minutes. If you would like to visit as a walk-in our walk-in schedule is listed below. Walk-ins DO NOT need to make appointments—students check in at the advising lobby in INTS 3111.

Monday: 9:00am – 11:00am

Tuesday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 11:00am

Friday: 9:00am – 11:00am

Please note walk-in hours are subject to change.


To schedule an appointment with your Advisor, click the button below and schedule your appointment using your SID and PermPin:

Make Appointment


An Advisor’s Responsibility

  • Interpret College policies, academic rules, regulations and degree requirements
  • Assistance in developing strategies for academic success and in planning coursework
  • Respect for each student and insurance of confidentiality and discretion in counseling matters.
  • Provide academic support and guidance with accuracy, consistency, and accountability
  • Available to listen and help in the assessment of individual situations, especially those involving academic difficulty.

The Student’s Responsibility

  • Keep complete academic records and bring to advising appointments
  • Schedule advising appointments as early as possible during enrollment
  • Review your academic history and be honest about your strengths and weaknesses
  • Progress towards selected degree, including conscientious self-assessment of interests, abilities and talents.
  • Take the initiative to review the Catalog and other resources to learn basic academic rules, regulations, and standards of excellence.
  • Use advising services to keep current about college expectations and assessment of your progress.
  • Be aware of student services and campus programs and determine how they best fit your needs.
  • Be accountable and accept the consequences for your own actions.



It is your responsibility to know the dates and deadlines for paying fees, adding and dropping courses, enrollment periods, REGPIN availability, etc. The UCR Academic Calendar has all of this information. Not knowing the deadline is not a valid excuse.


Adding or dropping a course?

You must fill out an Enrollment Adjustment Form. This form is available outside the Interdisciplinary Programs Office. You will need to know the Call Number, Department, Course Number, and Section Number. If you don’t have this information, please look it up on the online Schedule of Classes.

Please Note: We will NOT sign blank forms.


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