Student Affairs Office

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The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Student Affairs Office provides Arts students services in academic counseling, orientation, study plans, transfer course evaluations, schedule changes, and degree checks.



Congratulations to our graduating Peer Academic Advisors, Jacob Boarnet & Isaiah Tadros! They have been advising with us since 2018. We will miss you both!




Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

We will continue to hold our "office hours" during our normal business hours: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 4 PM. You can reach us through the following avenues during the summer:

Email - Students can either email our general email account or to a specific Arts Academic Counselor (please email ONLY ONE account)



As we are dealing with a high volume of emails, please allow at least 24-48 hours for a response.

Arts Chat

Arts Chat is an online live chat service available for students to ask general counseling or advising related questions. Counselors and Peer Academic Advisors from the Arts Student Affairs team will be available at certain times to answer general questions related to the following:  

  • Policies and Procedures Degree Requirements for Arts Majors
  • Change of Major Requirements for Arts Majors
  • Prerequisite Information/Prerequisite Clearance
  • Enrollment Issues
  • Excess Unit Request
  • Course Offering Information  

Arts Chat is intended for questions that can be answered quickly. Please email Arts Student Affairs or schedule an appointment with an academic counselor to discuss questions and/or advisement that require more time. NOTE: Arts Chat is NOT intended to answer questions related to:            

  • Career Counseling      
  • Admissions Counseling  
  • Transcript Evaluation  
  • Graduation Checks  
  • Creating a Study Plan  
  • Academic Probation or Disqualification         
  • Personal/Crisis/Mental Health Counseling     

Arts Chat is not available for Personal/Crisis/Mental Health Counseling. UC Irvine students in need of these services should contact the UCI Counseling Center directly:

Arts Chat is available Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 - 3 PM (hours subject to change). To connect via Arts Chat, click on the icon below:   

Summer Appointments

Students can schedule an appointment with an academic counselor. All appointments between the student and academic counselor will be via Google Meet (accessible via UCI Google Apps or through your UCI Gmail account. Appointments are 15 minutes.

To schedule an appointment:     

  • Log into:  
  • Follow the steps to schedule an appointment.  
  • You will receive a Google Meet invite from an academic counselor at least one day before your appointment.  
  • Accept your invite to confirm your appointment.
  • 5 minutes before your appointment time, access the link in the invite to meet with your counselor.  


Additional Resources



Take an in-depth tour of the Arts campus and learn more about the Arts programs with a current Arts student. Tours are 30 minutes in length and do not include a classroom visit. Tours take place on the following dates and times during the winter quarter:

Update as of 6/24/2020: In-person Arts Campus Tours will be suspended for the fall 2020 quarter. Check back in late summer for fall quarter information sessions. If you have general questions about the UCI Arts programs, please email

To take a virtual tour of UCI, please visit



Update as of 6/24/2020: All Arts Campus buildings are closed for the summer.

The Arts Student Affairs Office is located on the first floor of the Mesa Arts Building (bldg # 58 on the campus map), Room 101. The closest parking to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts is the Mesa Parking Structure. For driving directions, please click HERE.


Arts Student Affairs Office
101 Mesa Arts Building
Irvine, CA 92697-2775
949-824-6646 (phone)

949-824-4106 (fax)

Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday - Friday