Advising Resources

One of Residential Life’s core values is Academic Success. We are committed to our students’ intellectual academic achievement and their pursuits of life-long learning.

Congratulations on taking the first step to academic success by reading this website!  Your next step is to start accepting full responsibility for your education and deciding to be interested in all your course material even if it was not your first choice.  Next, organize your plan of attack, and visit at least one of the on-campus resources listed below to assist you.  Take control of your education!  The skills you develop at Sonoma State will be applicable to many areas of your life in the future.  Finally, please remember that any Residential Life Staff Member is available to help you identify resources to help you succeed academically.     

Services offered in the Residential Community

Students who fall below a 2.0 GPA their fall semester are sent letters and encouraged to meet with their Professional Staff member in their respective village to talk about strategies on how to improve on their academics and what resources are available to them.


Tutoring is available and offered within the residential community for students seeking additional assistance with their courses.

Academic Resources On-Campus

Advising Center for Undeclared Students
Location: Salazar 1070
Phone: (707) 664-2730
Hours: Drop in Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Quick Facts: Academic Advising is dedicated to assisting those who have not declared a major through the many academic ups and downs, questions and concerns about courses, GE requirements, student life and career goals.
Services: Academic goal planning; Career goal planning; Life goal planning.

Career Services
Location: Salazar 1070
Phone: (707) 664-2196
Hours: Please call for drop in or appointment hours
Quick Facts: Whether you are looking for a job or internship, or trying to figure out what you want to do and how to prepare for it, Career Services is committed to providing you with accurate and up-to-date career related information.
Services: Career Advising and Assessment, Workshops, Major and Career Exploration, Job and Internship Listings; Career Classes.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Location: Stevenson 1088
Phone: (707) 664-2153
Hours: Drop in Monday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and by appointment
Quick Facts: CAPS offers confidential counseling to students experiencing personal problems that interfere with their academic progress, career, or well-being. 
Services: Individual Counseling, Couple and Family Counseling, Drop-in Counseling; Group Counseling. 

Disability Services for Students (DSS)
Location: Salazar 1049
Phone: (707) 664-2677 | TTY-TDD (707) 664-2958
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Quick Facts: DSS assures people with disabilities equitable opportunities for higher education. We offer a coordinated, wide-ranging program that reflects various student needs.
Services: Priority Registration, Note-Takers, Readers, Interpreters, Test-Taking Accommodations, Cart Rides, Learning Skills Services; Consultation. 

Tutorial Center
Location:  Salazar 1061
Phone: (707) 664-2429
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Quick Facts: Tutors are trained to encourage and assist students in developing their potential as independent learners in a challenging, non-threatening environment. Students may sign up for a tutoring appointment 24 hours in advance at the Tutorial Center. 
Services: Tutoring is available in Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, German, Spanish, French, Business, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Geology, and Computer Science.

Writing Center
Location: Schulz 1103
Phone: (707) 664-4401
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Quick Facts: The Writing Center works both one-on-one with individual writers and in small groups to help clients develop their writing skills.
Services: Tutoring, Writing Group Facilitation, Workshops.

Need Advising? Here’s where to go & what to bring…

 Declared Students: Go to the department of your major
 Undeclared?  EOP?: Go to the Advising Center, Salazar 1070
 What to bring:

  1. A print out of your unofficial transcript
  2. Your list of questions & concerns
  3. Your checklist indicating GE courses completed
  4. If you have repeated a course or plan to repeat a course, bring your Repeat a Course form

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