ESS Advising and Student Resources


Ecosystem Science and Sustainability provides advising to students in ESS major and minor programs. Our Academic Success Coordinators can address a variety of advising-related questions, assist students with managing their degree programs, and be a resource in navigating university processes and paperwork. Each student will also be assigned a Faculty Advisor to provide additional guidance and professional development support. Below are a variety of Student Resources and Advising materials to help you in your progress!

Considering Transferring to CSU as an ESS or Watershed Science Major?

Check out our WCNR Transfer Student Guides when you’re ready to apply, begin the application process with CSU admissions. Once you’ve been admitted and your transcript evaluation is complete, feel free to schedule an appointment with an ESS advisor above.

Changing Majors or Declaring a Watershed Science Minor?

Are you a current CSU student thinking of changing majors to ESS or Watershed Science? Are you looking to declare a Watershed Science minor? Schedule your appointment with an ESS academic success coordinator shown below.

ESS Academic Advising

ESS students can schedule advising by appointment through Acuity Scheduling. Find links to schedule an appointment with your Academic Success Coordinator below. Have a quick question or need to schedule an appointment outside of established advising times? Email Kaye or Nikki for assistance.

Kaye Holman
Dr. Kaye Holman


Office: A204 Natural and Environmental Science Building

Phone: (970) 491-2139


nikki foxley
Nikki Foxley


Office: B205 Natural and Environmental Science Building

Phone: (970) 491-5589


ESS Student FAQs

Check out our list of ESS Frequently Asked Questions to get quick advising-related answers on on a variety of topics including how to get your advising code, request a course override, or get on a course waitlist.

4-year Plan- Useful Tip #1

A planning worksheet to develop a semester-by-semester course plan for your proposed graduation date can help you stay on track. Check out the worksheet below:

Four-Year Graduation Planning Worksheet

Printer Quotas- Useful Tip #2

All ESS and Watershed Science majors have printing quotas in the Warner College of Natural Resources.  Information is available on student print quotas, available software, and PC lab hours online.