Drop-in Advising

We offer drop-in advising hours Monday through Friday! 
In-person drop-ins: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Seattle time. 
Virtual drop-ins Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Seattle time. 

Join the chat to learn more!

Spring Quarter 2023 Updates

Open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Remote on Fridays)

Each advisor has different days they will be working in the office and remotely. Join our chat to learn more! 

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We are only allowing one person per in-person appointment. If you would like any guests with you (like parents/family members), you can book a virtual or phone appointment.

However, if you have any specific accommodations (such as a translator or aide) and need to meet in-person, please contact us by email, so we can work out how to best serve you.

Meet the Advising Team

My experience with advising and mentoring at Seattle University has been exemplary. My advisors have helped me navigate complicated scheduling issues and have helped me craft a course plan that fits my unique professional and personal goals.

-Arts and Sciences Student
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Kate Elias

Associate Dean for Student Academic Support

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Mayra Arellano Serrano

Academic Advisor

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Laura Hauck-Vixie, MEd

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

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Amy O'Brien

Professional Formation Coordinator

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Dido Tzortzi

Academic Advisor

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Nadia Selim

Academic Advisor

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Kristin Urban

Academic Advisor

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Renee Yiu

Administrative Coordinator

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About the ASAC

The Arts and Sciences Advising Center (ASAC) is a centralized advising office that provides developmental academic advising and educational assistance to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is staffed by professional academic advisors who are available on a drop-in basis and for scheduled appointments. 


The ASAC is dedicated to the holistic academic and professional formation of current and prospective students through academic advising and promotion of academic excellence. ASAC staff are dedicated to helping students identify and celebrate their own educational and personal skills and abilities. ASAC staff work to solve problems, provide navigational guidance, and build connections for students, alumni, faculty, and staff. 


ASAC staff aspire to:

  • Create an office where students can share their experiences and know that they are not alone.
  • Adapt to the intersectional and changeable identities and needs of the different constituencies that we serve.
  • Model accountability, honesty, and humility and teach students, faculty, and staff how to effectively navigate Seattle University.
  • Create a community of care and a friendly environment.
  • Help students learn more about themselves – personally, academically, and professionally – so that they can get the most out of their educational experience and are prepared for the rest of their lives.
  • Be innovative, creative, and at the frontier of best practices in academic advising.


  • We care about students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • We affirm student experiences.
  • We lead towards justice, helping our community overcome barriers to their educational and personal growth.
  • We challenge injustice and work to dismantle systems of oppression.
  • We advocate for change to improve the educational and personal experience of students, faculty, and staff.


I have had a very positive experience working with my advisor and the other faculty in my majors. I truly wouldn't be nearly as prepared for life after college if not for this advisor/these professors and the guidance they have given me.

-Arts and Sciences Student

Contact Us

Arts & Sciences
Advising Center

Casey 110


Office Hours


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.