Advising Services

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Advising Services

The L&S Adivsing offices in both 156 Dwinelle Hall and 206 Evans Hall will open at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 13th. On Friday, February 15th, both offices will close at 3 pm in observance of President's Day.

The Cal Central Appointment System is not currently in use by the College of L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising. Follow the steps below to make an appointment.

Appointment Types

Students are welcome to meet any College Adviser and are not limited to solely their assigned L&S Adviser. 

Appointment types are:

  • In-person (walk in and pre-scheduled).
  • Phone (pre-scheduled only).  Students are expected to initiate the phone call.
  • Online Video (pre-scheduled only). Students must provide a user name ahead of appointment time if using Skype. Alternately, Google Meet links will be given to student before appointment.

All pre-scheduled appointments start at the scheduled time.  Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not check in/call within 10 minutes after start time. 

Walk-in Advising 

All students may sign up for a walk in appointment by coming in person to 206 Evans Hall or 156 Dwinelle Hall. You can sign up for an appointment weekdays beginning at 9am and then again at 1pm (M, T, Th, F) and 1pm only on Wednesdays.

Pre-Scheduled Appointments

For program planning, help choosing your major, more complex issues, or if you have a personal situation affecting your academic performance, make a 30-minute pre-scheduled appointment. Plan ahead! Waiting time for advising appointments can be up to one week during busy times like the start of the semester or during enrollment periods.
To schedule an appointment at 206 Evans Hall, visit 206 Evans Hall or call (510) 642-1483 during phone hours. 156 Dwinelle Hall appointments are made in person only. 


Appointments cannot be arranged via email, but for quick questions or inquiries about L&S policies or requirements, e-mail  A Peer Adviser will answer your question, usually within 72 hours. If you have multiple questions or if your question requires access to your student file, please plan to meet with a College Adviser. Questions about class schedule planning, making appointments, and other complex issues cannot be handled via e-mail. Per Privacy of Student Records (FERPA), student record information will not be sent via email.

Peer Advising

L&S Peer Advisers are current students who are trained to answer quick questions about L&S requirements, policies, and procedures. Peer Advisers are available for drop-in advising in each of the residence halls from weeks 4-10 in Fall and Spring semesters. Peer Advisers' schedule can be found on AskLnSPeers

Phone Assistance

To make an appointment, to get general information, or to ask a quick question, call (510) 642-1483. In-depth advising or questions requiring the student’s file cannot be handled on the phone.  Phone hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 4pm; Friday 10am to 4pm (closed during noon hour).

Satellite Advising

Disabled Students' Program (DSP)

Weekly L&S Advising is available in the Chávez Student Center for students registered with DSP. We offer drop in advising on academic matters Thursdays 1pm-4pm. Sign-up starts at noon at the DSP office until spaces are filled. DSP is located at 260 Chávez Student Center.

Major & Minor Advising

For advising ​on ​L&S majors, minors, and to declare a major, see an Undergraduate Major Adviser (UMA) in your major of interest​. See the Berkeley Academic Guide for contact information for individual departments. 


College of Letters & Science 

Main Office: 206 Evans Hall

Satellite Office: 156 Dwinelle Hall

Phone:  (510) 642-1483 
Fax: (510) 642-2372

Main Phone Hours

Monday through Thursday: 9am-4pm
Friday: 10
Closed 12-1pm weekdays

Office Hours - Evans & Dwinelle

Monday through Friday: 9am-4pm, except Wednesdays 1-4 pm

Closed 12-1pm weekdays

Mailing Address

Office of Undergraduate Advising 
UC Berkeley
206 Evans Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2924