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Campus COVID-19 FAQs and Announcements

Spring 2020 Registration and Virtual Instruction FAQs

Tips on Virtual Learning

CLA Virtual Advising

The CLA Advising Center is available via zoom, email and phone!

Our regular office hours are still in effect: Monday - Friday, 9 am-12 pm & 1-4 pm

Email Quick Questions: While email is best, you may leave a voicemail at 805-756-6200. Messages will be checked and returned regularly.

Virtual 15 Minute Drop-in Advising will be offered during our regular office hours. These are quick virtual advising sessions just like the "walk-ins" we have always offered! First come-first serve bases. Click to enter our drop-in waiting room!

Virtual Appointments can be scheduled by selecting an option below.

Any Available Advisor:

Current CLA Advisors March 2020

Choose an Advisor:

Sabrina Canady

Katie Harris

Alejandra CLA Advising

Sabrina Canady

Lead Academic Advisor


Katie Harris

Academic Advisor


Alejandra Cebreros

Multicultural Academic Advisor


Emily Garcia, Advising Grad Intern Penny Bennett    

Emily Garcia

Academic Advisor


Dr. Penny Bennett

Associate Dean for Student Success



Zoom-in Office Hour with Dean Williams

Zoom-in Office Hour with the Dean

Starting Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. 

A weekly virtual drop-in hour with Dean Williams will start Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. You can also email Dean Williams anytime with questions and concerns directly at  

Check your email for the link to join the Dean's Zoom-in Office Hour. 


College of Liberal Arts Advising Center

We encourage students to meet with an academic advisor at least once a year to ensure good progress towards earning your degree. Professional advisors and peer advisors in the CLA Advising Center can help students with a wide range of topics, including:








Contact CLA Advising

T: 805-756-6200

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Scholarships Offered by the College of Liberal Arts

The CLA has scholarship opportunities for both incoming students and currently enrolled students. Individual departments also offer scholarships specific to their major(s). See the department websites for more information about department or major-specific scholarships.

For information on general CLA scholarships, please email the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office.

Annual CSU Student Research Competition 

All CLA students are encouraged to enter submissions into this research competition that promotes excellence and accomplishment throughout 23 CSU campuses. Class projects, senior projects and grad theses can all be considered. Applications for the 33rd Annual CSU Research Competition in May must be submitted by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to the College of Liberal Arts. Please email the College of Liberal Arts with questions.

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