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:
We are currently open for General Advising appointments Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Course Planning appointments will be available during Week 2 - Week 7 of each quarter. There will be limited availability for course planning appointments in Summer.

You may also contact us through email or chat with us on the ZotChat bubble!

Summer Walk-In Hours:
Our office will be open for Walk-Ins periodically during the summer due to Summer Orientations for new students. Email/Appts are the recommended ways to contact our office during the Summer.


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

ZotChat will have limited availability during Summer 2023.


Academic Advisors
David Van Vranken
Associate Dean, Professor
Don Williams
Director of Student Affairs
Mike Tawney
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
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.


Forms, Policies, Services
Admitted Freshman
Admitted Transfers
Getting Involved
International Students