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

Lydia Raya

349 Soda Hall 
+1 (510) 664-4436

Charlene Hughes

349 Soda Hall 
+1 (510) 642-2357

Carol Marshall

349 Soda Hall
+1 (510) 664-5230

Andrea Mejia-Valencia

205 Cory Hall
 

Mayra Rivera

205 Cory Hall
+1 (510) 642-1786

CS Peer Advising

Schedule, Location, contact

Mondays - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesdays - 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesdays - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays - 2:00 - 3:00 pm & 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Fridays - 12:00 - 3:30 pm

Located on Soda 3rd floor alcove (next to Soda 349) 

Can’t make it to Soda? Contact us! peer@cs.berkeley.edu

Mason Dochterman

Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Major: CS
Year in school: Junior
Current CS courses: CS61C, CS160
Completed CS Courses: CS61A, CS61B, CS70, CS170, CS188, EE16A/B
Favorite vacation destination: Copenhagen, Denmark
Favorite dessert: Gelato

Something I am proud of is: Proving to myself these past two years that I can succeed at one of the most rigorous universities in the world!

Students should visit a peer advisor because: Navigating the requirements of the Computer Science major can be confusing! Peer Advisors can provide a student's perspective on course selection and difficulty, and share the insights we've gained during our time as Computer Science students at Cal.

Reini Lin

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Major: CS
Year in school: Junior
Current CS courses: CS 170, CS 61C
Completed CS Courses: CS 61B, CS 70
Favorite vacation destination: Tokyo
Favorite dessert: Black sesame soft serve

Something I am proud of is: Exploring different classes and switching majors to CS last year!

Students should visit a peer advisor because: we can help provide insight and information on classes, careers, and the general CS community at Berkeley!

Lucy Liu

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Major: EECS
Year in school: Sophomore
Current CS courses: CS 70, 61C
Completed CS Courses: CS 61A, CS 61B, EE16B
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!

Sean Vernon

Hometown: Hillsborough, CA
Major: CS
Year in school: Senior
Current CS courses: CS 189, CS 186
Completed CS Courses: CS 61A, CS 61B, CS61C, CS 170, CS 162, CS 188
Favorite vacation destination: Hawaii
Favorite dessert: Creme brulee

Something I am proud of is: Traveling across the nation with UC Berkeley Model United Nations

Students should visit a peer advisor because: It's a quick way to get great advice from people who have had similar experiences to you!