About Us

The Physical Sciences Student Affairs office provides a full range of academic counseling services to undergraduate students in Chemistry, Earth System Science, Environmental Science & Policy, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics and Physical Sciences Undeclared/Unaffiliated. In addition, the office is available for non-majors who need assistance with issues involving service and General Education courses in the Physical Sciences or who are interested in Physical Sciences programs. Students are not assigned to specific academic counselors and are free to see any available counselor or peer advisor (by appointment or on a walk-in basis) during the office's open hours. See office hours listed below.


Office Hours:
Our office is temporarily closed for walk-in hours. We are currently open for appointments Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. You may also contact us through email or chat with us on the ZotChat bubble! (Please see ZotChat hours below)

Office Location:
Physical Sciences Student Affairs
UC Irvine | 134 Rowland Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-4675
(campus map)

Phone: 949-824-6507

Fax: 949-824-2257

Email: pssazot@uci.edu

ZotChat schedule for Spring 2022 March 28th - June 10th. 

***ZotChat will be unavailable on Monday May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday and have limited hours on Tuesday April 5th.***

All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

 Weekday  Day Hours  Evening Hours
 Monday  9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm   5 pm - 9 pm
 Tuesday  9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm  7 pm - 9 pm
 Wednesday   9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm  7 pm - 9 pm
 Thursday  9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm  7 pm - 9 pm
 Friday  9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm  7 pm - 9 pm


Academic Advisors
David Van Vranken
Associate Dean, Professor
Don Williams
Director of Student Affairs
Mike Tawney
Academic Counselor
Stefanie Masuda
Academic Counselor
Bryan Reza
Academic Counselor
Jenise Shourds
Student Programs Specialist
EQI Administrative Assistant

Peer Academic Advisors

Email us at pssazot@uci.edu 
Make an appt with us at https://appointments.web.uci.edu/ and click on the Course Planning Calendar.


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