Economics Undergraduate Student Services

All Economics Advising Services have been moved to virtual platforms until further notice. No in-person services will be available. Please email all Economics advising questions to ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu.

For the latest information on Undergraduate Economics Student Services, please visit our Updates and FAQs regarding COVID-19.

See below for instructions on how to connect with advisors virtually through scheduled appointments, drop-in hours, and for obtaining signatures on forms.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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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

Economics 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

All scheduled advising appointments will be held over google hangout until further notice. Please schedule appointments using CalCentral. You will need to be signed on to your @berkeley.edu email address during the time of the appointment. More information about google hangouts can be found here.

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 

Economics drop-in advising will be held virtually until further notice. In-person drop-in advising will not be available. To connect with an Economics advisor virtually, please use the google chat function through your @berkeley.edu email address. Send a direct chat message to ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu during our drop-in hours listed below and an Economics advisor will respond. 

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. 

SPRING 2020 DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS*

MONDAY  1:30PM-3:30PM
TUESDAY  1:30PM-3:30PM
WEDNESDAY  9:00AM-11:00AM
THURSDAY  9:00AM-11:00AM
FRIDAY NO DROP-IN HOURS. APPOINTMENTS ONLY.

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

 

FORM SIGNATURES

Please submit all forms for signature via email (ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu) until further notice.

There are three ways to get a form signed by the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office: (1) email submission, (2) in-person drop-off, or (3) meet with an advisor.

Please carefully follow these instructions to obtain an advisor signature. 

Forms that are submitted as incomplete, inaccruate, and/or submitted incorrectly may be subject to additional requirements determined by the Undergraduate Economics Advising team.

 

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.  The Spring 2020 Peer Advising schedule can be found HERE. Peer advisors can also be contacted via email at peers@econ.berkeley.edu. Note: Peer advising is not available during the summer.

 

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.