Communication Advising Office

Undergraduate Advisor: Valerie Ky
Location: Media Center and Communication Building (MCC) 124B
UCSD Enrolled Student Contact: Virtual Advising Center (We will not answer advising questions via email)

Week 2:

  • Walk-In Advising: MTW from 10 - 11:30AM and 1:30 - 3:30PM 
  • No advising will be available on Week 2, Thursday.
  • No advising on Fridays. 

Week 3 - Week 10: 

  • Walk-In Advising: M & Th from 10 - 11:30AM and 1:30 - 3:30PM
  • Appointments on T & W
  • No advising on Fridays.

Finals Week:

  • Appointments only. 

**Please check the calendar below for office closures during typical advising hours. 

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: To make an advising appointment for Week 3 - 10, please sign up using the COMM Advising Google Appointment Calendar. Students must log into Google Mail using your UCSD account. All enrolled UCSD students by virtue have a Google Mail account. If you are experiencing trouble, please contact for help.

To cancel an appointment slot you’ve already booked, leave the sign-up page and delete the appointment event from your own Google Calendar.

Contact Us

UCSD Enrolled Students: Please send your advising questions via Virtual Advising Center (VAC). We will not answer advising questions from enrolled students via email. 

Prospective Students: Please contact us at

COMM Advising Closure Office Hours Calendar

Please see the calendar below for office closures happening during typical advising hours. Click on the time listed to see how long the office is closed for. 


Meet Your Undergraduate Advisor (Valerie Ky)

About Me: 

I grew up in the heart of Los Angeles. I enjoy doing yoga and have a huge guilty pleasure for reality TV shows.


San Francisco State University, M.S. in College Counseling

UC Irvine, B.A. in Social Science for Secondary School Education

How did I get to UCSD:

During my time at UC Irvine, I discovered my passion for working with students, college advising, and higher education. As a peer academic advisor and college advisor at an Orange County high school, I felt a great sense of joy and fulfillment in working with students. After graduating from UC Irvine, I moved to San Francisco to begin my graduate program. Throughout my time in graduate school, I interned as a graduate advisor at San Francisco State University and a college advisor at UC Berkeley. Afterwards, I made my way back to Southern California and landed at UCSD!

My Advising Approach

I am here to help students navigate through the academic and life complexities college brings. My role is to encourage students, cultivate learning, and help students figure out their next steps in order to pursue their academic and career goals. While I won’t tell students what to do, I am happy to help students think out their options to make the best decision for themselves.

Fun Fact

I've lived in the best cities in California (and the world) - Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and now San Diego!