Economics Undergraduate Student Services

All Economics Advising Services are virtual until further notice. Please email all Economics advising questions to   


Caroline Tegeler (she/her)                         Alicia Mandac (she/her)                       Judith Lopez (she/her)


Economics Undergraduate Advising Office
539 Evans Hall (5th Floor)
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880


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 economics 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.

Connect with our advisors virtually at the following links:

If you or someone you know if experiencing financial, food, housing, or other basic needs challenges - you can find support and services at



During the Remote Learning Period, you can access the Economic Undergraduate Advising Office's front desk services virtually. The Economics Undergraduate Advising Virtual Front Desk is run by our Economics Peer Advisors.

Topics you can get help with through the Economics Virtual Front Desk:

  • Clarification on Economics major requirements and admission policies
  • Help with course selection and schedule planning for the Economics major
  • Support navigating campus and department resources 
  • Guidance on whether to make an appointment with an Economics advisor or to use a different resource

How to Access Virtual Front Desk:

When the Virtual Front Desk is open (see calendar above), click: ECON Advising-Virtual Front Desk zoom link (NOTE: Authenticated UC Berkeley zoom users only)




To connect with an Economics advisor, please use the Google Chat function through your email address. Send a direct chat message to during our drop-in hours listed below and an Economics advisor will respond.


While most advising questions can be addressed on a drop-in basis, some topics may require an appointment. 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. 

FALL 2021 VIRTUAL DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS* (August 16 - December 17)

MONDAY  1:30PM - 3:30PM
TUESDAY  9:30AM - 11:30AM
WEDNESDAY  1:30PM - 3:30PM 
THURSDAY  9:30AM - 11:30AM

*Subject to availability. All times listed as Pacific Standard Time (PST).


All scheduled advising appointments are held over google meet until further notice. Please schedule appointments using CalCentral. You will need to be signed on to your email address during the time of the appointment. More information about google meet 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 seasons. Please plan ahead. See APPOINTMENT NO SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY for more information regarding advising appointments. Please do not schedule multiple appointments with different advisors to discuss the same questions. This makes fewer appointments available to other students, and is a duplication of efforts for advisors.


Having trouble scheduling an appointment? See our guide on How to Schedule an Appointment

Scheduled advising appointments are recommended for the following topics:

Taking time off from school

Returning from an absence

Long-range graduation planning




Please submit all forms for signature via email (

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



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.

Peer advisors can also be contacted via email at



Peer Advising appointments are available! We encourage new students pursuing an Economics major to seek out advice from our Peer Advisors. Our Peer Advisors are current Berkeley students majoring in Economics. They can help to answer your questions about the major and give you suggestions based on their experience as students


Topics you can get help with through a Peer Advising Appointment:

  • Clarification on Economics major requirements and admission policies
  • Help with course selection and schedule planning for the Economics major
  • Support navigating campus and department resources 
  • Consult with peers about their experiences in the Economics major (This is especially great for new students!)

To schedule an appointment with an Economics Peer Advisor click here. When booking your appointment, please include your first and last name, your student ID number and a quick note telling us what you would like to discuss. All appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

  • At the time of your appointment, you must be signed on to your email address. Open your bCal (Berkeley student calendar) using your student account and you will see the meeting on your calendar. When you open the meeting, click on to "Join with Google Meet".


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 or email