Given the great flexibility in the Spanish major, it is important that students design their programs in close consultation with their major adviser. This is especially important for students who intend to use their major as preparation for graduate study, who are planning a teaching career, or who wish to take advantage of our Study Abroad options.

Visit our Advising FAQs for answers to common questions like:

Staff Advisor Advising Hours Office Hours Office Email Phone Number
Vanessa Alvarez 

Appointments only, please make an appointment to see me at:


M-F 8:00am-4:30pm
Lunch 12:00-12:30pm


Sproul 752-0835
Lorenzo Zúñiga

Drop-in advising hours are Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm; Fridays 8:30am-12:30pm and 2:00-4:30pm.

MW 10:00am-5:00pm
F 8:00am-5:00pm
Lunch 12:30-1:30pm

216 Sproul 752-5799

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go to any of the undergraduate advisors?

Yes, you are not assigned to one individual advisor. Normally, there is 1 undergraduate faculty advisor and 2 staff advisors available each quarter for advising.

Do I need to set up an appointment with my advisor?

Appointments are available with Vanessa Alvarez at  Lorenzo Zúñiga is also available for advising on a drop-in basis MW 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm and F 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm in 216 Sproul.

How do I contact my advisor?

Contact information is available above.

What should I do to prepare myself for my appointment?

Spanish major and minor and Luso-Brazilian minor information is available here.

What are the B.A. Major Requirements?

We have the B.A. Major Requirements posted online for your convenience.

What are the Education Abroad Program (EAP) options?

There are many options to choose from if you are planning on studying abroad. For information about study abroad, stop by the UC Davis Study Abroad Center located in the International Center, Suite 1120 on the UC Davis or visit their web site: