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Check your UC Merced email for the August 19 message that includes information about your 2022-23 BAC academic advisor's walk-in hours and appointments in Fall 2022.

Fall 2022 appointments on Wednesdays from September 7 - November 2 will be on Zoom.

Appointments are in person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

See the messages on your UCM email from your BAC academic advisor for more information.


If you have a laptop, we encourage you to bring it to your academic advising appointment or walk-in advising. 

This is completely optional, but will allow you to log on to your Connect student portal or MyDegreePath while you meet with your BAC academic advisor.




Appointments are 30 minutes and must be scheduled through the online Calendly system at least 24 hours in advance.

Use your UC Merced email when you schedule an appointment.

Appointments fill quickly since each BAC academic advisor works with more than 350 students.

To make the best use of your advising appointment, arrive a few minutes early and bring a list of questions or topics you would like to discuss in the appointment.

During an appointment, your BAC academic advisor can help you:

  •      Prepare an academic plan for current or future semesters, including optional summer courses
  •      Discuss major, minor, and career interests
  •      Identify academic support resources
  •      Talk about strategies to complete remaining GE requirements
  •      Identify academic or co-curricular opportunities that support your personal and career goals
  •      Develop ideas for next semester class registration
  •      Review questions that you have after you have explored your MyDegreePath audit


If you schedule an appointment and need to cancel it, use the online Calendly system to cancel in advance.

Be nice to your fellow Bobcats:  cancel in advance so another student can use that appointment slot.


Quick tips on using the online Calendly appointment system:



To schedule an appointment, click the link for your BAC academic advisor below.

Kenya Alas, M.S.

  • Advises 2022-23 first years with last name A, E, Z
  • Advises continuing undeclared students with last name A-Z
  • Appointment with Kenya


Maria Ceja


Erendira "Dida" Estrada, M.S.P.H.


G. Erin Kandola, M.S.


L. Maichi Lor, M.S.


Xiong Vang, M.S.


Chi Yang, M.S.


Linda Yang, M.S.

  • Advises 2022-23 first years with last name F, P, U, V
  • Advises lower division undeclared transfers with last name A-Z
  • Appointment with Linda