CS Undergraduate Advising and Support

The Computer Science Division offers advising services for undergraduate students regarding degree requirements, enrollment, and resources. We are here to help and support you through your studies. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions related to the CS major, coursework, research, or just need someone to talk to. We're available for appointments and drop-in advising, but would encourage you to book an appointment to guarantee that we're available and prepared for our meeting.

CS Major Advisors

We are here to help and support you through your studies here at Cal. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions related to the CS major, coursework, research, etc.. We're available for appointments and drop-in advising, but would encourage you to book an appointment to guarantee that we're available and prepared for our meeting.

You can also reach us by email at cs-advising@cs.berkeley.edu.

If you have a general question, you can search for it on our EECS 101 Piazza Q&A forum.  We use Piazza for departmental announcements, enrollment updates, and peer-directed correspondence. 

Current students may schedule an advising appointment through CalCentral.

Prospective students may schedule an appointment here.

We offer drop-in advising for QUICK questions on Wednesday 10am-12pm & 1-4pm.

Leslie Mach

349 Soda Hall 
+1 (510) 664-4600

Charlene Hughes

349 Soda Hall 
+1 (510) 642-2357

Lydia Raya

349 Soda Hall 
+1 (510) 664-4436

Carol Marshall

349 Soda Hall
 

CS Peer Advising

Located on Soda 3rd floor alcove (next to Soda 349). Can’t make it to Soda? Contact us! peer@cs.berkeley.edu

Hours

Mondays:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesdays:  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesdays:  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursdays:  1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fridays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Steve Tan

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: CS
Year in school: 4th year
Current CS courses: CS 189
Completed CS Courses: CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 61C, CS 70, CS 161, CS 162, CS 168, CS 170, CS 186, CS 188, CS 198 (Ruby on Rails Decal), CS 198 (Virtual Reality Decal), INFO 159 (Natural Language Processing)
Favorite vacation destination: Hawaii
Favorite dessert: Pizookie
Something I am proud of is: Declaring the CS major without prior CS experience.
Students should visit a peer advisor because: It is a great opportunity to learn about courses from a student perspective and get connected to resources that will help you navigate your CS journey at Berkeley.

Michelle Hsueh

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Major: CS
Year in school: 4th year
Current CS courses: None
Completed CS Courses: CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 61C, Data 8, CS 70, CS 186, CS 170, CS 168, EE 16A, CS 161, CS 188
Favorite vacation destination: Lake Tahoe
Favorite dessert: Creme brûlée
Something I am proud of is: being a peer advisor :)
Students should visit a peer advisor because: it's always helpful to learn about things from a different perspective, and we hopefully understand similar questions and struggles that you may have. Come talk to us about anything -- I promise we're super nice and easy to talk to!

Will Peng

Hometown: Folsom, CA
Major: CS
Year in school: Senior
Current CS courses: CS 184
Completed CS Courses: CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 61C, CS 70, CS 9F, EE 16A, CS 186, CS 188, CS 170, CS 168
Favorite vacation destination: Tahoe
Favorite dessert: Milkshake
Something I am proud of is: surviving Berkeley :')
Students should visit a peer advisor because: they understand from experience how difficult courses and recruiting are, and understand department policies to give reasonable advice about schedules and plans

Lucy Liu

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Major: EECS
Year in school: Freshmen
Current CS courses: CS 61B, CS 70
Completed CS Courses: CS 61A
Favorite vacation destination: Hawaii
Favorite dessert Matcha Ice Cream
Something I am proud of is: My passion and dedication to volleyball.
Students should visit a peer advisor because: Fellow peers love to help each other succeed!