Advising

VISION

Academic advising at UCLA is committed to fostering student development in ways that help students thrive intellectually, professionally, and personally, here and beyond. As a critical component of the University’s mission, advisors guide students through their transitions, create spaces that encourage them to engage with their diverse communities of scholars, expose them to new ideas and experiences, and prepare them for life after UCLA. Advisors are dedicated to cultivating their own professional growth so as to understand best practices of providing advising that directly addresses student needs, facilitates student learning, and cultivates empowerment. Quality advising inspires both students and advisors to be change-agents, leaders, and valuable contributors to our diverse and ever-changing world.


MEET THE ADVISOR

 Denise Barragan

Denise earned her B.A. in Psychology and Human Development from CSU Long Beach and M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Denise has been in the department and UCLA since July 2016. She is committed to serving and supporting students throughout their time at the university. It is her goal to challenge, motivate, and empower students to achieve their goals and be the best they can be. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, visiting Disneyland, and sometimes running half marathons!


HOW TO CONNECT WITH THE ADVISOR

*Walk-in hours only during Weeks 0-2. Students can schedule appointments beginning Week 3

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to meet with the undergraduate advisor, please email Denise at dbarragan@humnet.ucla.edu to schedule a 30-minute appointment. Be sure to include your name, student ID number, a brief description of what you would like to discuss, and three specific times you are available between the hours of 9am-12pm and 1:30pm-4pm (Monday through Friday). Should you need to cancel an appointment, please send an email as soon as possible out of respect of the advisor’s time as well as other students who would like to meet the advisor.

Walk-in

Students are also able to stop by Rolfe Hall 5314, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am-12pm and 1:15pm-4pm for walk-in advising. Students will be seen in the order they arrive as the advisor becomes available.

*Advisor’s availability may vary due to other scheduled appointments and meetings.

*Rolfe Hall consists of two wings. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese (including Rolfe 5314) is located in the wing nearest Parking Structure 5/Anderson School.