We are located in the Joyal Administration Building, Room 224, near the corner of Maple and Shaw Avenues. (See campus map. Short-term parking is available in the area south of the Smittcamp Alumni House.)

You can also buy a $3 permit for the day and park in any student lot.

University Advising Center                                                                                                                                      Student Success Services
Joyal Administration Building, Room 224
5150 North Maple Avenue M/S JA 62
Fresno California 93740-8026

Phone: 559.278.1787
Fax: 559.278.1895

Office hours during the academic year are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday.                                                   Summer hours (late May to early August) are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.


TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT with an Academic Counselor:

  • Call 559.278.1787 OR Drop by Joyal Administration, Room 224, OR
  • Book online thru GradesFirst
    • Log into and click on the GradesFirst (Academics) link:
    • Click GET ADVISING
    • Select Advising Services & the reason for your appointment
    • Select University Advising Center as the location & chose the best day and time
    • Click Confirm to confirm the appointment


To answer questions of an immediate concern, drop-in advising is available for brief 15 minute appointments. (Based on counselor availability)

     Monday through Friday 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. - During the academic year

     Monday through Friday 8-11 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m - Summer hours

WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS - No appointment needed

  • No appointment needed on Wednesdays
  • Hours: 9–11 a.m. and 1:30–4 p.m. during the academic year; 8-11:00 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Summer
  • Brief (10-15 minute) advising sessions with an academic counselor


Click here to email an Academic Counselor and we will respond during business hours Monday-Friday.  If you are needing immediate assistance, please feel free to contact our office or your major advising center.

Current Fresno State students may use this service to ask an academic counselor general advising questions. We cannot address questions that require us to access your academic records.

NOTE: If you are a prospective (future) student who has not yet been admitted to the university, please contact University Outreach Services at 559.278.2048 or visit 


If you are in need of advising specific to your MAJOR, please contact your major department.

  • If you have attended Fresno State in the past, please make an appointment with an academic counselor.
  • If you have attended other institutions since you were last here, bring copies of those transcripts if you have them (even unofficial ones).
  • If you have never attended Fresno State but have been formally admitted for an upcoming semester, you will need to attend DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation before you may speak with one of our advisors. After attending Dog Days, you are welcome to meet with an advisor.
  • If you have never attended Fresno State and have not been formally admitted to the university, please contact University Outreach Services.

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