Economics Undergraduate Student Services

Please email all Economics advising questions to ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu.

Economics Undergraduate Advising Team

Charles Williams (Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Services) Carlos Garcia (Undergraduate Advisor) Mildred Flores (Undergraduate Advisor) Ashley Vera (Undergraduate Advisor)

              

OUR LOCATION

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

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 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 tinyurl.com/UCB-BCN-C19

 

VIRTUAL FRONT DESK

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:

 

**Virtual Front Desk is currently unavailable**

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

 

 

DROP-IN ADVISING 

To connect with an Economics advisor during virtual drop-in hours, please check in here using your UC Berkeley account. After checking in, you will be placed ina a Zoom breakout room with an Economics advisor.

NOTE: In order to attend a zoom meeting offered through UC Berkeley you must be logged in to zoom with your UC Berkeley account (not your personal gmail). Instructions on how to log in to zoom as a UC Berkeley student can be found here.

 

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. 

SUMMER 2022 DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS* (May 23 - August 12)

MONDAY N/A APPOINTMENTS ONLY. NO DROP IN HOURS. 
TUESDAY N/A

APPOINTMENTS ONLY. NO DROP IN HOURS. 

WEDNESDAY

Virtual Only

*Check in using link below*

 1:30PM - 3:30PM

**DROP-IN ADVISING UNAVAILABLE 8/3**

THURSDAY

Virtual Only

*Check in using link below*

 10:00AM - 12:00PM

**DROP-IN ADVISING UNAVAILABLE 8/4**

FRIDAY N/A  APPOINTMENTS ONLY. NO DROP IN HOURS.

*CHECK IN FORM* Please use the link to check in; you will then be directed to the Zoom room after confirmation. You may only access the form by using your berkeley.edu email address.

*Subject to availability. All times listed as Pacific Standard Time (PST). Please scan the QR code in the office upon arrival to check-in for in-person drop advising.

ADVISING APPOINTMENTS

Please schedule an appointment using the links below. Only appointments scheduled with a berkeley.edu email will be accepted.

 

 

Virtual Appointments

The virtual appointment calendar features virtual appointments only and are held via Zoom. Zoom links are added to calendar invites after appointment requests are confirmed.

Hybrid Appointments

The hybrid appointment calendar includes both in-person and virtual appointment options. In-person appointments will be held in 539 Evans Hall.

 

Please try your best to cancel your appointment if you cannot attend. No shows are recorded. Multiple no shows may result in future appointments being declined. See Appointment No Show/Cancellation Policy for more information.

 

Appointment Topics Examples

Non-Appointment Topics Examples

  • Scheduling Planning/Course Selection
  • Double Major Planning
  • Academic or Career Goals
  • Academic Difficulty 
  • Utilizing Campus Resources
  • Form Signatures (ex. double major, study abroad, ECON 197/CPT)
  • Readmission & Withdrawal Process (please see L&S Advising)
  • Financial Aid




 

 

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.


Peer advisors can also be contacted via email at peers@econ.berkeley.edu

 

PEER ADVISING APPOINTMENTS (Coming Soon)

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 @berkeley.edu 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".

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.