Undergraduate Advising

For the Minor in Spatial Studies, see Advising for the minor.

Meet your Faculty Undergraduate Advisor!

Professor Dar RobertsProfessor  Dar Roberts
Fridays, 9:00–11:00 am
For appointments: dar@geog.ucsb.edu
3611A Ellison Hall


undergraduate advisorStaff Undergraduate Advisor  Patty Murray
M-F 9:00am–12:00 noon
For appointments: ugrad_adv@geog.ucsb.edu
1834 Ellison Hall

We strongly encourage you to meet with your faculty advisor on a regular basis to talk about major requirements, quarterly scheduling, internships, career planning, etc.



  • To make an appointment with your advisor, please email them. Each faculty advisor will manage their own calendar and book their own appointments. If you need immediate assistance, we encourage you to visit the staff advisor on a walk-in basis on the first floor of Ellison Hall (room 1831) M-F, 10-12 and 1-4.
  • When you contact your faculty advisor via email, you should expect a response back within 5 working days.
  • To help make your advising go smoother, we’d like you to fill out your major sheet checklist before meeting with your advisor. You can find a link to a PDF of your major sheet on your Geography major page (linked below). Bring this form with you when you meet with your advisor.