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Engineering & Computer Science Advising

The College of Engineering and Computer Science's (ECS) Advising, Counseling, and Tutoring (ACT) Office is dedicated to engaging with students to improve student success and enhance each student’s academic and career aspirations through meaningful, customized advising services. The ACT Office improves the student experience by facilitating access to needed resources and expands student opportunities to achieve academic success.

Contact Information

  • Location – Santa Clara Hall 1213
  • Phone - (916) 278-5426
  • Fall 2023 Hours - 8am - 5pm, closed 12pm-1pm

Advising Services

The College of Engineering and Computer Science ACT Office offers and staff can provide assistance with the following advising-related topics:

  • General Education & Graduation Requirements (GE/GR)
  • Lower-division major/pre-major advising
  • Questions about ECS Advising Center Hold
  • Interpretation of University academic policies
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Assist with transferring courses from Community Colleges and attending Summer Semester

Professional Staff Advisors

Name Type of Advisor Email
Reyna Angeles Academic Advisor 
Alisa Patterson Graduation and Retention Coordinator 
Danny Zavala Graduation and Retention Coordinator 

Staff Advisor Drop-In Hours

Drop-ins will be held via Zoom (see zoom link below) as well as in person in Santa Clara Hall (SCL 1213). Please see times below as they may differ for zoom vs in person.

Zoom Meeting ID: 583-122-3656 or

Instructions To Join:

  1. Click on the "SSO" option either in the Zoom desktop app or in the browser.
  2. The domain is Then log in with your CSUS username and password.

Drop-ins are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drop-ins are for current undergraduate students with questions regarding general education, graduation requirements, lower division major requirements, registration, and policies and procedures.

New students are asked to attend their new student orientation before attending drop-in hours. MESA students receive advising from the MESA Advisor, Alex Blaise. See information below in MESA Advising section. Graduate students should meet with their major advisors.

Please have your student ID # and microphone ready prior to attending zoom drop-ins. Please bring your Sac State OneCard to in person drop-ins.

Drop-in times are subject to change with short notice.

November 27 - December 8

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
November 27 November 28 November 29 November 30 December 1
10 am - 11 am SCL 1213
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Zoom
10:30 am - 11:30 am Zoom
2 pm - 3 pm SCL 1213
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Zoom
11 am - 12 pm Zoom
1 pm - 2 pm SCL 1213
9 am - 10 am Zoom
9:30 am - 10:30 am SCL 1213
2 pm - 3 pm Zoom
11 am - 12 pm SCL 1213
December 4 December 5 December 6 December 7 December 8
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Zoom 10:30 am - 11:30 am Zoom
2 pm - 3 pm SCL 1213
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Zoom
11 am - 12 pm Zoom
1 pm - 2 pm SCL 1213
9 am - 10 am Zoom
9:30 am - 10:30 am SCL 1213
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Zoom
11 am - 12 pm Zoom
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm SCL 1213

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors focus on the upper division for their specific major. Students seeking academic advising from a Faculty Advisor should meet with the one from their major. For majors not listed, please seek advising from your major department. ECS students in the DEGREES program may meet with the DEGREES Advisor.

In-Person Drop-Ins and Appointments will take place in SCL 1213 unless otherwise noted. See faculty's information for their zoom link

Name Drop-in Times Appointments In Person Location, Zoom Link and E-mail
Pat Homen (DEGREES Project)   Monday-Wednesday: 10 am - 12 pm (Zoom
Friday: 9 am - 11 am (In Person & Zoom)
Riverside Hall 4018
Amir Motlagh (CE - Civil Engineering) Wednesday: 11 am - 12 pm (In Person)

Wednesday: 11 am - 12 pm (In Person)
Thursday: 10 am - 11:30 am (Zoom)

Santa Clara Hall (SCL) 1213
Jason Miller (CM - Construction Management) Tuesday: 3 pm - 5 pm (In Person- Cancelled 12/5) 
Wednesday: 1:30 - 4 pm (Zoom - Cancelled 12/6)

Tuesday: 3 pm - 5 pm (In Person- Cancelled 12/5)
Wednesday: 1:30 - 4 pm (Zoom - Cancelled 12/6) 
Santa Clara Hall (SCL) 1213
Anna Baynes (CSC - Computer Science) Monday: 10 am - 11:30 am (Zoom)
Thursday: 1:30 pm - 3 pm (In Person)
Monday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Zoom)
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 10:30 am (In Person)
Santa Clara Hall (SCL) 1213 
Milica Markovic (EEE - Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Tuesday: 1 pm - 2 pm (Zoom)
Friday: 8 am - 10 am (Zoom)
Friday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Zoom)
Zoom link will be shown when scheduling appointment and in appointment confirmation email
Will Hahn (ME - Mechanical Engineering) Wednesday: 3:30 - 5 pm (In Person)
Friday: 8 am - 9 am (In Person) 
Tuesday: 8 am - 9:30 am (Zoom)
Thursday: 8 am - 9 am (Zoom)

Santa Clara Hall (SCL) 1213
Computer Engineering - CPE     CPE Faculty Office Hours

How To Make An Appointment with a Faculty Advisor


  • *Make sure to check the Faculty Advisors section above to find the name of the advisor that corresponds to your major. Please schedule an appointment with the Faculty Advisor specific to your major unless you are changing to a new major.*
  • For “What type of appointment would you like to schedule?” Select "Advising" from the drop-down menu. For the “Service” use the drop-down menu to find the "Engineering and Computer Science Advising Office". Below that, you will see the menu includes a list of services the ACT Office offers. Please select the required service. To make an appointment with a Faculty Advisor, select “ECS Academic Advising” as the service type. If you are a DEGREES student, to make an appointment with the DEGREES Advisor, Pat Homen, DEGREES Project as the location and "DEGREES Advising" as the service type.
  • Next, you will select the date you are looking for and all the available time options will appear for the desired date and other nearby dates as well. To ensure you are selecting dates with the correct person, use the “Staff” filter to narrow down that person’s specific availability.
  • Next, you will need to review the appointment details you selected and can leave a comment as to what you would like to discuss. Pay attention to whether the appointment is on Zoom or if it's in person. After that, click on “Schedule” to confirm the appointment. You will receive an email confirmation soon after.

Scheduling Notes:

  • Please have your student ID # and microphone ready prior to attending zoom appointments/drop-ins.
  • Your appointment may be canceled if you're 10 minutes late.
  • If you can't keep an appointment, cancel the appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

Mandatory Advising

The ACT Office requires multiple populations to attend mandatory advising each semester. Please see the following populations for how to make an appointment:

Required Advising Requirement

Fall 2023: All ECS Second-years must meet with an academic advisor (professional staff advisor) from the ACT office. Students have been emailed directions on how to schedule their advising appointments to their SacLink email ( account. Students will be emailed bi-weekly reminders until they schedule an appointment. Registration holds will be placed week 8. MESA students will meet with MESA staff and are exempt from these requirements.

Any questions regarding required advising, please email

MESA Advising

MESA students should see the MESA Advising page for more specific information about available advising options or contact Appointments with Alex Blaise can also be scheduled here: