ESS Advising and Student Resources


The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (ESS) provides advising to students in the Ecosystem Science & Sustainability (ESS) major, Watershed Science & Sustainability (WSS) major, and Watershed Science minor. Our Academic Team includes both Academic Success Coordinators and Peer Mentors who work together to assist students in the management of their degree programs. Below are a variety of Student Resources and Advising materials to help you in your progress!

 Transferring to CSU in one of our majors?

Check out our WCNR Transfer Information, and when you’re ready to apply, begin the application process with CSU Admissions.

Changing into one of our majors or our minor?

Current CSU students thinking of changing into one of our programs, should contact our ESS Peer Mentors shown below to discuss options. If you do decide to join our department, they’ll help you with next steps.

ESS Academic Advising

Students can schedule advising by appointment through Acuity Scheduling. Find links to schedule an appointment with your Academic Success Coordinator below. Need to schedule an appointment outside of established advising times? Email Kaye or Nikki for assistance.

Kaye Holman
Dr. Kaye Holman (she/her)


Office: A204 Natural and Environmental Science Building

Phone: (970) 491-2139


nikki foxley
Nikki Foxley (she/her)


Office: B205 Natural and Environmental Science Building

Phone: (970) 491-5589


ESS Peer Advising

Students needing quick referrals to campus resources, can email the ESS Peer Mentors for information and advice. If you are thinking about changing majors into ESS or WSS or declaring the Watershed Science, email the Peer Mentors to set a time to talk about options for you.

bryn hall
Bryn Hall (she/her)

Senior, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability


mikaela matier
Mikaela Matier (she/her)

Senior, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability and Environmental & Natural Resource Economics


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.