Wine and Viticulture

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WVIT Student Advising

Academic Advisor

Kristin McCain-Bender, (805)756-7423,
Building 74M-A (modulars across from English Building 22)
Please email to schedule appointment and provide your available days and times.

Advising Goals

The Wine & Viticulture Academic Advising goals for every student are:

  • To succeed at coursework and graduate in a timely manner
  • To take responsibility for their education

To facilitate these goals, the departmental undergraduate Academic Advisor, Kristin McCain-Bender helps students with:

  • Proper course selection and degree requirements
  • Using and interpreting the Degree Progress Report
  • Understanding and adhering to academic policies
  • Planning academic success with students on academic probation, disqualification and university re-admittance
  • Providing suggestions and referrals for other campus support services (study abroad, counseling, tutoring, etc.)

Peer Advisors are available to assist students with:

  • How to use PASS/CPREG to search and register for classes
  • Schedule Planning
  • Class Planning
  • General university questions / referrals

Faculty Advisors are available to assist students with:

Advising Resources


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to a large body of majors and lack of faculty and facility resources, the Wine and Viticulture Department minor is closed until further notice.

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