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Contact Information

General Office
Email: casp@ucsd.edu 
(858) 534-8366
Physical Office Hours: Student Services Center, 5th-floor #555 (map & directions) Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Starting December 12, our office will be physically transitioning to the 3rd floor of Center Hall so our office will be physically closed until further notice. We will continue to provide virtual services during our move. 
Remote Office Hours: Schedule an appointment with a staff member using the links below.  For questions, you can reach us at casp@ucsd.edu

Belinda Zamacona, Director
Email: belinda@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-6740
Office hours: Virtually available Mon - Fri, from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule an appointment, https://calendly.com/bzamacona 

Karen Van Ness, Academic Support Coordinator
Email: kvanness@ucsd.edu
(858) 246-0322
Office Hours: Virtually available Mon - Fri, from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Schedule an appointment, https://calendly.com/karenvanness 

Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez, Office Manager
Email: ksr002@ucsd.edu
(858) 246-2788
Office Hours: Virtually available Mon - Fri, from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule an appointment, https://calendly.com/ksr002

Maria "Ria" Rodriguez, Student Success Coordinator
Email: m4rodriguez@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-5392
Office Hours: Virtually available Mon - Fri, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Schedule an appointment, https://calendly.com/m4rodriguez 

Maria Soto, Student Retention Specialist 
Email: m8soto@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-6740
Office Hours: Virtually available Mon -Fri, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Schedule an appointment, https://calendly.com/m8soto

Mariana Valdivieso, Interim Student Success Coordinator 
Email: mvaldivieso@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-6740
Office Hours: Virtually available Mon -Fri, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Schedule an appointment, https://calendly.com/m5valdiv 

Meet the staff

Office Directions

If you are on campus

  1. Locate the Student Services Center (It is the 5-story building located South of Price Center and North West of Gilman Parking Structure). This is the same building where Croutons (restaurant), the Triton Center, and the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office is. 
  2. Take the elevator or stairs to the 5th Floor. Kudos to you if you decide to take the stairs! :)
  3. Head North (turn right), and follow the signs leading to the CASP office. Our door also has our name on it.  newCASPoffice1.jpg
  4. Head straight, and you can't miss us! newCASPoffice11.jpg

 

If you are coming from off campus

From the South

  1. Merge onto I-5 N.
  2. Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
  3. Turn LEFT onto La Jolla Village Drive. 
  4. Continue STRAIGHT, and then make a right on VILLA LA JOLLA DRIVE.
  5. Continue straight until you reach Gilman Drive.
  6. You will see the GILMAN PARKING STRUCTURE in front of you; it is a large gray parking complex
  7. You will be able to purchase a parking permit at any of the koisks in this structure. Please pay careful attention to the directions on the permit. Note that permits purchased at the kiosks in this structure can ONLY be used in this structure. Same rule applies to other structures. So make sure you are able to find a parking spot before purchasing a permit.

From the North

  1. Merge onto I-5 S.
  2. Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto La Jolla Village Drive. 
  4. Continue STRAIGHT, and then make a RIGHT on VILLA LA JOLLA DRIVE.
  5. Continue STRAIGHT until you reach GILMAN DRIVE.
  6. You will see the GILMAN PARKING STRUCTURE in front of you; it is a large gray parking complex
  7. You will be able to purchase a parking permit at ny of the koisks in this structure. Please pay careful attention to the directions on the permit. Note that permits purchased at the kiosks in this structure can ONLY be used in this structure. Same rule applies to other structures. So make sure you are able to find a parking spot before purchasing a permit.
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