Each semester, undergraduates declared in the EECS and CS majors are invited to meet with a faculty member of their choosing before registering for their next semester classes. This is a great opportunity to ask faculty questions about their own experiences, course recommendations, undergraduate research, and how to prepare for graduate school or a job in industry. These advising sessions may happen in small groups or one-on-one appointments. Questions about degree requirements and policies should be directed to a staff adviser within the department, or your college.

[Information for Faculty on a separate page]

Students will receive an email from the Student Affairs Team when the web application is open. Those who have attended faculty advising in previous semesters will then have two days to access the system and select a new adviser. Those who do not select an advising session will default to a session with their previous Faculty Adviser. The system will then be open to all declared students to select a faculty advising session. It is the student’s responsibility to select a faculty advising session that they are able to attend—once a session has been selected, it cannot be changed.

Students are not required to attend faculty advising. You may access the web app and opt-out. To ensure we can accommodate all students, we ask that you please do this if you intend not to attend a session. 

What to Bring to Faculty Advising

  • Questions!  Bring questions to ask to your Faculty Adviser. These can be related to course selection, graduate school, and industry. Faculty members are not expected to answer questions about department policies, petitions, or degree requirements.

Beginning the academic year 2017-2018, no paperwork needs to be signed by your faculty advisor, or submitted to staff advisors


Faculty Advising is managed by the Center for Student Affairs in 205 Cory Hall.
Email questions or concerns to faculty-advising@eecs.berkeley.edu