Economics Undergraduate Student Services

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Economics Student Services Department is to advise students holistically by providing a high standard of service in a supportive and collaborative environment.  Undergraduate and peer advisors work as a team to provide accurate information to students in a timely manner.  We partner with faculty to assist students in engaging with the campus and the global economic community.  We value fairness, diversity, and the important roles our students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Economics play at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

OUR LOCATION

Economics Undergradate Advising Office

539 Evans Hall (5th Floor)

Berkeley, CA 94720-3880

 

OUR SERVICES

Economics Undergraduate Advisors provide academic advising and guidance on matters pertaining to the Economics major. We are available on an appointment and drop-in basis for students throughout the academic calendar year. See below for details on how to receive support from the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office. 

For general questions about the Economics major, undergraduate advisors can be reached via email at ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Undergraduate advisors DO NOT advise on University or College requirements, or their policies and procedures (i.e breadth requirements, exceeding the unit ceiling, or questions regarding the degree list). Please make an appointment to meet with your College (L&S) Advisor regarding these concerns. 

 

ADVISING APPOINTMENTS

Appointments are booked online via Cal Central and can be scheduled with any undergraduate advisor. Note that scheduled advising appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance during busy seaons. Please plan ahead. See APPOINTMENT NO SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY for more information regarding advising appointments.

Scheduled advising appointments are required for the following topics:

Taking time off from school
Returning from an absence
Long-range graduation planning

SCHEDULE AN UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING APPOINTMENT ON CAL CENTRAL

 

Please DO NOT schedule multiple appointments with different advisors to discuss the same questions. This makes less appointments available to other students, and is a duplication of efforts for advisors. 

 

DROP-IN ADVISING 

Drop-in advising requires in-person check-in at Evans 539 and wait times will vary depending on volume of traffic. While most advising questions can be addressed on a drop-in basis, some topics may require an appointment (see chart above). Depending on the advising need, advisors may ask students to schedule a follow-up appointment if the question cannot be addressed during drop-in hours. 

Drop-in advising cancelled on Wednesday, May 1. Extended drop-in hours held on Thursday, May 2 from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm.

SPRING 2019 DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS*

MONDAY 9:00AM-11:00AM
TUESDAY 9:00AM-11:00AM
WEDNESDAY 1:00PM-3:00PM
THURSDAY 1:00PM-3:00PM
FRIDAY

DROP-IN NOT AVAILABLE. SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ONLY.

*Subject to availability. Please visit 539 Evans for the most up to date drop-in advising schedule.

 

PEER ADVISORS

Economics peer advisors are a valuable resource for prospective and current economics students. Our peer advisors are trained by the undergraduate advising staff on department policies and procedures. They are very knowledgeable about the economics department because they have completed the process of declaring the major, and have taken economics courses on-campus. We encourage students to consult with them about their experiences in the Economics major.

Economics peer advisors are available at various times during the fall and spring semester for drop-in advising.  Please see our schedule HERE for current peer advising hours in 539 Evans. Peer advisors can also be contacted via email at peers@econ.berkeley.edu. Note: Peer advising is not available during the summer.

 

ONLINE PEER ADVISING CHATS

Have a quick question but not able to come in to the office? Ask a peer advisor online! During the academic year, Economics peer advisors are available online via chat to provide quick question advising regarding the Economics major. Should an advising question require further attention, students will be referred to schedule an appointment or meet with an advisor during drop-in hours

To connect with a peer advisor via online chat, add peers@econ.berkeley.edu to your bMail hangouts chat. Send a message to connect and a peer advisor will respond. NOTE: Peer advisors will only respond during advertised chat hours.

Spring 2019 Online Peer Advising Chats available 4pm-5pm, Monday-Friday. Not available during holidays and subject to cancellation.

 

PROSPECTIVE BERKELEY STUDENTS

Please note that the undergraduate advisors must prioritize advising appointments with continuing Berkeley students. If you are not a continuing student at UC Berkeley, we may not be able to schedule a meeting with you. If you are applying to UC Berkeley and have general questions about the Economics major, please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Office at admissions.berkeley.edu or email ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu.