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College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Advising & Student Resources

2022 NEW TRANSFER SLO DAYS (8/10-11)

View links for the college welcome and department-specific advising sessions.


  • In-person and virtual appointments are available!
  • Drop-in advising will ONLY be offered via Zoom. No in-person drop-ins.
  • Virtual Fridays! Fridays will be all virtual, our physical space will not be open. We are available via zoom appointment and email.


First Year Students (not transfers): Visit the Mustang Success Center (first year advising)

Incoming Transfer Students: Welcome! We are excited for you to join us! You will register for Fall classes at 1pm on Aug 15th. We will help you prepare at Transfer SLO Days. Please read more about preparing for fall and keep checking your Cal Poly email for detailed and timely information. We are unable to provide personalized advising until AFTER your transfer evaluation is complete, mid July - early Aug. You will get an email when this is completed. While we will prepare you for registration during Transfer SLO Days, appointments will be available before and after for additional support (see below). Again, keep checking your Cal Poly email for more information. See you soon!

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Phone: 805-756-6200

Location: Building 47, Room 22B

CLA ZOOM Drop-in Advising:

For quick questions and planning one quarter

Summer 2022 Hours: 
Mon/Wed 10am-12pm
Tue/Thurs 2-4pm
No Friday Drop-ins
Additional Transfer SLO Days Drop-ins:
Friday Aug 12th 9am-4pm
Monday Aug 15th 9am-4pm

Click to enter our drop-in waiting room!

New Transfer Student Appointment

Please know that we are unable to provide personalized advising until after your transfer evaluation is complete, mid July-mid Aug. You will get an email when this is completed.

Please review your CLA Transfer Pre-Orientation material via the Transitions Tool Kit on the Orientation Tab in your Cal Poly Portal prior to meeting with an Advisor.


Schedule an Appointment with a CLA Advisor:

LAES and perspective LAES majors should meet with Katie or Sabrina


Any Available Advisor



Schedule with a Specific CLA Advisor:

Sabrina Canady

Katie Harris

Alejandra CLA Advising Alec Koehler

Sabrina Canady

Lead Academic Advisor

LAES Advisor


Katie Harris

Academic Advisor

LAES Advisor


Alejandra Cebreros

Multicultural Academic Advisor

Hablo Español


Alec Koehler

Academic Advisor

Hablo Español



Kate Murphy
Kate Murphy

Schedule a Meeting with the CLA Associate Dean for Student Success

CLA Associate Dean for Student Success, Kate Murphy, is also available to meet with students. Dr. Murphy is an advocate for students who typically works with returning students, those in disqualified (DQ) status, and those navigating difficult, complex, or sensitive situations. You can also email her with questions and concerns directly at



Zoom-in Office Hour with Dean Williams

Drop-in Office Hour with the CLA Dean

Every Thursday beginning 9/23

Starting Sept. 23, Dean Williams will be holding special "Drop-in on the Dean" hours at 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday, alternating between virtual and in-person sessions. 

Sept. 23 will be virtual, Sept. 30 will be in the CLA Dean's Office (Bldg. 47, Room 31), and the following weeks will alternate in that order.

Watch for an email every Thursday morning with more information, including the zoom link for virtual sessions. 

Students are also welcome to email Dean Williams any time with questions and concerns directly at 


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:


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.

Participate in the Student CSU Research Competition

The CSU Student Research Competition promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University. Cash prizes are awarded. The CLA can help you prepare your submission. 

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