Advising Information

Undergraduate Advisor: Erica Nicole Kirk, M.Ed.

Location: Social Sciences Building (SSB) 315


  • View our Google Calendar for walk-in advising hours!
  • Ask a question through the Virtual Advising Center 
  • Schedule an  appointment  through the the USP Advising Appointment Calendar
  • In person advising during the Fall, Winter, and Spring is for currently enrolled students. New Admits and Prospective Students can make appointments during the summer or they can email for any questions

Academic Advising Options

UCSD students can meet with an advisor in person or submit a question through VAC. The USP Advising Office does not answer advising questions via email and phone.

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.

Walk-In Advising

Walk-in advising is best for quick questions about course requirements, pre-requisites, and other major and minor related information. 

Advising Appointments


Appointments begin in week three of every quarter and 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.

Useful Forms

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

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.