Welcome to L&S Advising!

The Office of Undergraduate Advising, with a staff of highly skilled and experienced advisers, is here to help you get the most out of your time at Berkeley by helping you make the best choices for your academic career. We strongly suggest that you seek our advice in your first two years at Berkeley; however, you are welcome to ask for advice throughout your college career. As a student in L&S, you will find almost limitless possibilities, but you will also be expected to meet high standards of student responsibility, essential for success at Berkeley.

Contact Us

April 7th-18th Advisers will be accessible to answer quick questions at the front desk on Mondays through Fridays 9am- 4pm. Drop-in hours for *certain students are 9am-2:30pm (including Wednesdays), and scheduled appointments are 9am-4:00pm. *(Mostly - academic difficulty, appeals, withdrawals, SAPs, OPTs, blocks, complex issues, dean’s appt., degree checks for seniors)

Hours: 9am-4pm Monday - Friday
Drop-in Advising: (first come, first-served) Weekdays 9am-2:30pm.
In-Person, Phone and Skype Appointments: Call a week in advance to schedule.
Address: 206 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2924
Phone: (510) 642-1483 10am - 3pm MTWThF
email: contact us

Advising News

    As Phase I of Tele-BEARS begins, the Office of Undergraduate Advising is offering the following resources April 7 – 18 to make sure that you prepare for Fall 2014 with an academic plan and a solid schedule:


    “Tips & Strategies to Help You Finalize Your Schedule”

    • For students who have questions about their schedule
    • Learn about the on-line DAR (Degree Audit Report)/ degree check
    • Have a College Adviser review your intended schedule
    • Check below on our calendar for dates and times

    “Exploring L&S Majors at Cal”

    • For students who have questions about choosing a L&S major
    • Explore majors & find out about resources on campus
    • Discover how your major may (or may not) relate to your career
    • Check below on our calendar for dates and times

    April 7-18, for circumstances not addressed in the above workshops, advising will be available in our office, 206 Evans Hall. During these weeks, Advisers will be accessible to answer questions on Mondays through Fridays 9am- 4pm. Drop-in hours are 9am-2:30pm (including Wednesdays).

    Take advantage of Finding Your Way (FYW) advising services in the residence halls (or Evans Hall for commuting students). For more information about these services take a look at yourway.berkeley.edu. Schedule an appointment or advisers will be available for individual Drop-In appointments at FYW sites.

    DECLARED STUDENTS should meet with their major advisers.

  • Interested in becoming a College of Letters and Science Peer Adviser?

    We are now accepting applications for our Peer Adviser Program. This is a great opportunity to help your fellow students, while building your presentation, communication and advising skills. Please view the application for details.

  • Planning to change colleges to L&S?

    Students in other UCB colleges who feel their educational goals are best met with a degree in L&S are welcome to petition for a Change of College. Please attend a Change of College Workshop for information about the application process and to discuss your situation in detail.

    Visit here for workshop dates.

    The application period for the fall semester is the first day of fall instruction through November 1; the application period for the spring semester is the first day of spring instruction through June 1.


    Take advantage of Finding Your Way advising services in the residence halls. View The Finding Your Way website for more information about these services. Advisers have office hours in the residence halls beginning September 9.

  • Fulfill the seven-course L&S breadth requirement and expand your horizons with Discovery Courses

    The Letters & Science Discovery Courses take the guesswork out of satisfying the breadth requirement. Taught by some of the most distinguished faculty on campus and designed for non-experts, Discovery Courses are considered by students to be "unforgettable experiences".

  • New to Cal? Get academic advising *especially for you.*

    The Finding Your Way (FYW) program is for students in their first or second semesters at Cal. L&S advisers are available to meet with you in residence halls. Please visit the FYW website for days, times, and locations.

    Get a quick question answered on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fyw.frosh or www.facebook.com/fyw.transfer .

  • Letters and Science 1

    Letters and Science 1 is a course for entering students, particularly those who are uncertain of where to start their explorations and would like an introduction to the intellectual landscape of the College of Letters & Science, the campus's liberal arts college. Topics will be both theoretical and practical: for example, you'll learn why the L&S breadth requirement exists and also get a good sense of which disciplines would be most engaging for you to pursue while satisfying breadth.

  • Are you on track to graduate?

    To check your progress, run a "Degree Audit Report" ( https://bearfacts.berkeley.edu/bearfacts/ ). If you have questions (or spot inaccuracies) or would like help planning the rest of your time at Berkeley, visit The Office of Undergraduate Advising.

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