Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment to see an advisor?

Appointments can be made in-person or over the phone. Please stop by the center (MacQuarrie Hall 533 or Health Building 105) or call us at (408) 924-2910 or (408) 924-8601 respectively and our front desk staff will be happy to assist you.


What can an advisor at the center help me with?

Our advisors can help with questions related to GE advising, changing or declaring your major, course selection, mapping out a 2 or 4 year plan, applying for graduation, graduate school advising, study skills, and tips for time management.


Should I make an appointment to see my major advisor or a GE advisor at the Center?

If you have questions related to GE advising/courses, an advisor at the center can assist you. If you have specific questions related to your major, it may be best to speak with a major advisor.


Can an advisor at the center help me with the graduation application?

Yes, our advisors can walk you through the process of applying for graduation. You may make an appointment by visiting the center (MacQuarrie Hall 533 or Health Building 105) or calling us at (408) 924-2910 or (408) 924-8601.


Does the center offer tutoring?

Yes, we offer free drop-in peer tutoring at the Health Building location for Statistics 95, HS 67, Chemistry 30A, Biology 65, and Biology 66.


Can I print or use the copier at the center?

Printing and copier use is for faculty and staff only. Students may print or copy at the Computer Services Center in the Student Union (Upper Level) or at the Martin Luther King Library.


Can I eat in the center?

Yes, food and closed-lid drinks are allowed in our MQH 533 location, but not at our Health Building 105 location. Please finish any open-lid drinks before entering the center. We also have a refrigerator, water dispenser, and microwave that students can use.


Can I reserve a room in the center?

Yes. All reservation requests should go through our administrative assistants, Liane Reed and Nannette Regua. They can be reached at and Please note that there may be limited room availability during certain times of the day or week.