Advising Information

USP Academic Advising serves as a one stop resource to find out information about Urban Studies & Planning and Real Estate & Development. 

Undergraduate Advisor: Erica Kirk

Location: Communication Building (MCC) 122 B

Hours for Weeks 1 & 2: 

  • Walk-ins only, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Hours for Weeks 3-10:

  • Monday and Thursday: by appointment only.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: Walk-Ins from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • No Friday Advising

Hours for Finals Week:

  • By appointment only


Walk-In Advising

Walk-in advising is best for quick questions about course requirements, pre-requisites, and other major and minor related information. Walk-ins are always welcome on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Advising Appointments

Appointments can be made through the USP Advising Appointment Calendar (you will need to sign in with your account)

Appointments are better for more detailed information like career advising and individualized quarter by quarter plans. Appointments are typically scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please make sure to use your UCSD email when making appointments. Make sure to include your PID with the reason you are scheduling an appointment in the calendar description. If none of the listed appointments work for your schedule, send USP a VAC message to schedule an alternative appointment.

Virtual Advising

The Virtual Advising Center is a great way to contact your advisor if you have a quick question, can't stop by in person, or the advising office isn't open. Advising questions from currently enrolled students will only be answered virtually through the VAC. USP does not offer advising to currently enrolled students via email.


For important dates and office closures refer to the following Calendar. 

Useful Forms

The student forms page has PDF versions of official UC San Diego forms that are useful for students.

Quick Links

Meet Your Undergraduate Advisor: Erica Kirk

Prounouns: They/Them/Theirs



About Me: 

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and I am a Muir College Alum. I moved back to Los Angeles after graduating to pursue my master's degree. As soon as I was done with graduate school, I could not resist coming back to beautiful San Diego! I love to spend time outside and try to go camping as much as possible.



M.Ed. Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs, University of Southern California 

B.S. Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Neuroscience, University of California San Diego


Fun Fact

I was gifted the first ever "Sun God Baby" made by the student organization, STITCH. It currently lives on a bookcase in my office.