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Academic Advising Mentors

Our Academic Advising Mentors can help you choose classes, read your Audit, review and revise your graduation plan, and answer any other questions you may have. They have also been trained to help first years and sophomores with common questions such as planning schedules, summer school options, finding on-campus resources, course sequencing, and much more.  Their walk-in hours are listed below.

Walk In Hours for 2019 Spring Semester 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM



8:30 AM- 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

4/9/19: No peers after 1:30pm



9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3/7: No Peer 8:30-1pm


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


*Audit preferred not required. Located in Science & Engineering I 270. 

Can't make our walk-ins? Feel free to email us at

2018-19 Academic Advising Mentors


Lorena Moreno

Major: Biological Sciences: Microbiology and Immunology Emphasis 
Year: Senior
Extra-curriculars: AMSA, Undergraduate Rearch, and Volunteering. 
Favorite Class: BIO 101 because all the chem and bio courses I had already taken come together in one class. 
Favorite thing about Merced: The many opportunities that are available to get real world experience in each field and in research so that students may grow and develope their skills.
Fun Fact: I'm from El Salvador.


Brian Freeman

Major: Biological Sciences: Microbiology and Immunology Emphasis
Year: Senior
Extra-curriculars: American Physiological Society STRIDE Research Fellow, Undergradaute Reseatch Assistant, UROC Alumni, Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, Order of Omega, American Medical Student Association, Pre-Health Council 
Favorite Class: Molecular Immunology (BIO 151) is my favorite class because it helped establish my interest in immunology-based biomedical research.
Favorite thing about Merced: My favorite thing about Merced is all the amazing and supportive people that I have met throughout my time here that have always encouraged me to do my best.
Fun Fact: I'm left handed!



Pavandeep Janday

Major: Biological Sciences: Microbiology and Immunology Emphasis
Year: Junior
Extra-curriculars: Pre-Pharmacy Club Executive Board Member, Mercy Medical Center Pharmacy Volunteer, Delta Epsilon Mu Pre-Health Fraternity
Favorite Class: Physics 9 because of the great instructor I had. Really made the class interestng!
Favorite thing about Merced: All of the opportunities there are in the community to get involved.
Fun Fact:I love basketball!