Register for classes

You will be registering for courses in the new student system: CalCentral.   In CalCentral under “My Academics” you will find the Schedule of Classes, Schedule Planner (which replaces Schedule Builder) and your Phase I and Phase II enrollment times. Follow these simple steps to get ready to enroll in classes.   You’ll find a video tutorial of the new enrollment system here.

  1. Look for an email message from your department regarding class enrollment.
  2. Follow the email’s instructions for arranging a time to meet with your faculty adviser.
  3. Bring the following items to faculty advising:
    1. Class Enrollment form completed with your intended schedule for the upcoming semester.
    2. degree worksheet with your completed and in-progress courses. For this fall semester you will still use the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) to help you fill out your worksheet.  
    3. An unofficial transcript printed from CalCentral by clicking on “Order Transcripts” from your “My Academics” page or in Bear Facts click on “Academic Record” and “All Grades”. Be sure to check the box “Show Student Name” so that your transcript can be identified as yours.
  4. Meet with your faculty adviser.
  5. Sign up for classes via CalCentral during the Phase I and II appointment times.
  6. A couple helpful tips:
    1. Check the Registrar’s “How to Enroll in Classes” page for more information about enrolling in classes using CalCentral. 
    2. If you have technical difficulties with CalCentral you can contact the Support Desk.
    3. If on your My Academics page it indicates you have anytime of Advising Hold or Registration Hold, please contact your ESS Adviser.

Bioengineering class registration instructions

Bioengineering Group Faculty Advising Begins Monday, ​April 4-April 15

It is important that you see your faculty adviser during the specified dates of faculty advising which are scheduled April 4-15, 2016.   The faculty are available and have scheduled meetings to meet with you to discuss your courses.

The University is transitioning to a new Student Information System (SIS).  Part of this new system does not include advising codes. Therefore, our faculty advising process will change slightly this semester as following:

  • All BioE students must meet with their Faculty Advisers; the day and time of their meetings are posted at the end of this email.
  • Faculty Advisers will take roll at the end of each advising session and will provide me with the  names of the students who attended their advising sessions, those students who DO NOT ATTEND an advising session will have their registration blocked and will be unable to enroll in Fall 16 classes.

What if I can't make my faculty advisers meeting?
You can attend any of the other BioE Faculty Advisers Group meetings. Just make sure that you sign in, so that your registration does not get blocked.  All the Faculty Advisers will have a list of all the advisees.  When meeting with a Faculty Adviser its helpful to bring a filled out BioE worksheet to the meeting.  

Faculty Advisers for Freshmen, Regent Scholars or BioE Joint Major
Students who have specialized Faculty Advisers should attend their meetings or make arrangements to meet with them individually.  

For students who are participating in Study Abroad:
Contact your faculty adviser via email  with your proposed schedule, also let them know that you are participating in the program please make sure and cc: Cindy Manly-Fields,, on the email, so that I can make sure your registration does not get blocked.


Date & Time



A Arkin

April 5, 5-6 p.m.
April 11, 5-6 p.m.

2151 Berkeley Way
EBB Lobby

I. Conboy

April 4, 1-2 p.m.
April 11, 1-2 p.m.

Both meetings in
B108B Stanley Hall

S. Conolly

April 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Both meetings outside
Of 340 Hearst Mining

J. Dueber

April 5, 2-3 p.m.
April 11, 9-10 p.m.

321 Stanley Hall
2151 Berkeley Way, EBB lobby

D. Fletcher

April 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
April 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Both meetings in
620 Stanley Hall

T. Head-Gordon

April 12, 12-1 p.m.

274 Stanley Hall

K. Healy

April 4, 1-2 p.m.
April 14, 11-12 p.m.

Both meetings in
370 Hearst Mining

I. Holmes

April 6, 2-3 p.m.
April 13, 2-3 p.m.

321 Stanley Hall
221 Stanley Hall

T. Johnson

April 4, 4-6 p.m.
April 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Both meetings in
418/419 Hearst Mining

S. Kumar

April 5, 4-5 p.m.
April 8, 11-12 p.m.

Both meetings in
274A Stanley Hall

L. Lee

April 7, 4-5 p.m.
April 14, 4-5 p.m.

Both meetings in
408C Stanley

S.W.  Lee

Aprikl 8, 12-1 p.m.
April 16, 12-1 p.m.

Both meetings in
220 Donner Lab

D. Liepmann

April 4, 5-6 p.m.
April 15, 12-1 p.m.

Both meetings in
421 Stanley Hall

P. Messersmith

April 4, 2-3 p.m.
April 11, 2-3 p.m.

Both meetings in
218 Hearst Mining

M. Mofrad

April 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
April 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Both meetings in
208A Stanley

N. Murthy

April 8, 12-1 p.m.
April 15, 12-1 p.m.

Both meetings in
284 Hearst Mining

M. Yartsev

April 4, 5-6 p.m.
April 11, 5-6 p.m.

Both meetings in 282 Lika Shing Hall, call 664-7994 to get in building

Civil & environmental engineering class registration instructions

Civil Engineering Students received an e-mail with this information from your major Adviser Mitzi Stevens along with the faculty adviser name and contact information. If you did not receive that e-mail please contact Mitzi.

FACULTY ADVISING NIGHT (hosted by Chi Epsilon)
Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
502 & 534 Davis Hall
Dinner will be provided  

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, March 22: Spring 2016 Enrollment appointment assignments will be accessible to students in Cal Central Portal.
  • Monday, March 28: Spring 2016 “My Academics” will be accessible to students in Cal Central Portal.  Students will be able log into Cal Central to access and review:
  • Schedule of Classes
  • Schedule Planner
  • Enrollment Shopping cart
  • Tuesday, April 18: Phase I Enrollment begins.

Enrollment Instructions (for new enrollment system replacing Tele-BEARS)

  1. The new system will not require an adviser code to login; instead students will be required to turn in a signed copy of their fall schedule during Advising Night.  Those students who do not attend Advising Night will have their registration blocked.
  2. If you cannot attend Advising Night you should plan to meet with your faculty adviser during their office hours.
  3. Signed copies of your schedule MUST be submitted to the Departmental Undergraduate Adviser well in advance of your Phase I appointment time to avoid any delays for you to access the enrollment system.  Forms can be submitted:
    1. In person to Mitzi Stevens (750 Davis Hall)
    2. By emailing a scanned copy to
    3. Once it is received, the block on your registration will be removed.
  4. Students should come prepared for Advising Night or to Faculty Office hours with:
    1. A completed Degree Worksheet
    2. Unofficial transcript from CalCentral
    3. Two copies of the completed class enrollment form

EECS class registration instructions

Important Dates:

  • Monday, March 28: Continuing students will have the opportunity to keep or change their adviser from last semester on the Faculty Advising web app. If you want to keep your adviser, select the faculty’s name and click “Save”.  If you want to change your adviser, select "(blank)" and click "Save". You will have until March 29 to make this selection.  If you opt to select a new adviser, you will be able to do so beginning March 30.
  • Monday, March 28: Schedule of Classes & Schedule Planner available on CalCentral. We will do our best to make as few changes to the schedule as possible once it goes live, however please be aware that changes may occur before Phase I begins. Make sure to check schedule of classes regularly for changes.
  • Wednesday, March 30: Sign-ups for all students will occur on a first-come, first-served basis on the Faculty Advising web app. IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for selecting an advising time that does not conflict with their schedule. Please make your selections wisely.
  • April 4-14: Attend your faculty advising session/appointment with your questions and ALL your completed forms
  • April 18-July 14: Phase I Enrollment Appointments
  • July 15- August 12: Phase II Enrollment Appointments
  • August 15- October 28: Enrollment Adjustment Period 

Enrollment Information:

  • You should now be able to see your enrollment appointments. Log in to CalCentral/My Academics. On the right side of the screen you will see your enrollment card. Under the Fall 2016 enrollment section, you should see your appointment dates under #4 "Decide." If you do not see your appointments, please visit Student Central.
  • You can find a video tutorial of what the new enrollment system will look like here. We will continue to update you as we learn more about the new system!

Important changes:

  • The enrollment limits of 10.5 and 16 units for Phase I and Phase II are now “hard limits” and students will not be able to enroll beyond them.
  • Enrollment appointments will no longer be limited to a 24 hour period. The window will stay open until the end of that phase. You can register any time after your enrollment window opens. 
  • Enrollment priority is now based on number of terms in attendance rather than units earned.
  • For this semester only, adviser codes will not be required. You are still expected to attend faculty advising, as it is an important opportunity to connect with faculty to discuss enrollment choices, careers, research, graduate school, and any other questions you might have. 

Description: do I bring to my faculty advising session?

  1. Print and complete the Class Enrollment form
  2. Print and bring a copy of your unofficial transcript from CalCentral
  3. Print and complete the correct EECS Degree Worksheet based on first year of enrollment at Cal 2011-2013 | 2014 | 2015

I am graduating this semester. Do I need advising?

  • Spring 2016 & Summer 2016 graduating seniors are not required to participate in faculty advising. EECS students graduating in spring or summer 2016 should meet with their ESS Adviser to confirm they have successfully completed their degree.

For more information on faculty advising see our FAQ.

Engineering Science class registration instructions

Faculty Advising for Energy Engineering, Engineering Math and Stat and Environmental Engineering Science:

Advising Night, Tuesday, April 5, 3:30 – 5 p.m., 290 Hearst Mining Building


Students were sent in an e-mail to them the following:  

  • Information about who your faculty advisor is along with their contact information and office hours.
  • Important dates (i.e. when you will be able to find out your Phase I appointment time and when the schedule of classes will go live)
  • New procedure on how to obtain faculty advisor approval.
  • Links to the forms you will need to print out

Campus rolled out a new enrollment system (CalCentral) that will replace Tele-BEARS on March 28.  Advisor codes will NOT be needed to access the system, BUT turning in your approved enrollment schedule WILL. If you have additional questions, please contact Mitzi Stevens.


Faculty Advising for Engineering Physics Students:

  • Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m., 120B Bechtel
  • Friday, April 15, 9:00-10:30 a.m., 120B Bechtel
  • Friday, April 15, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., 120B Bechtel

Please note that there have been significant changes to student enrollment systems. The campus will be rolling out the new enrollment system (CalCentral) which will replace Tele-BEARs on March 28.   Changes include:

  1. The new system will NOT require students to use an advisor code to enroll in classes. So faculty will not be receiving codes to give out.
  2. Instead, students will be required to provide a signed copy of their approved class enrollment form to the undergraduate adviser during Faculty Advising Night.  Those students who do not attend Advising Night will have their registration blocked.
  3. Students who are not able to attend Advising Night will be directed to meet with faculty advisers during their office hours.
    • Students will be responsible for submitting a signed copy of their enrollment form to either Joan or Mitzi, 750 Davis Hall or email a scanned copy of the form that bares the faculty adviser signature.

Materials science & engineering class registration instructions

Fall 2016 registration begins Monday, April 18. The MSE department strongly encourages that you meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your Fall 2016 schedule. Faculty Advisor information e-mailed in early April included your faculty adviser and office location. Graduating seniors should also make an appointment with their Engineering Student Service (ESS) adviser in 230 Bechtel for a final degree check. 

Please bring the following documents to your advising meeting:

  1. Class Enrollment Form
  2. Degree Worksheet
  3. Unofficial transcript printed from Cal Central

ChemEng/MSE joint majors will receive separate instructions from the College of Chemistry. Questions? Contact Ariana Castro, student services adviser, (510) 642-0716.

For Engineering Undeclared
Undeclared students who intend to major in MSE must meet with one of the faculty members listed below during the week of March 30-April 3. You must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your degree worksheet to your appointment.

Office hours for advising are posted outside their office door, or you may contact them directly to schedule an appointment. 

Mechanical engineering class registration instructions

Please read the following information carefully as this message will provide you important information about Enrollment for Fall 2016. There are no adviser codes for this semester.  That means Faculty Advising for this semester is not required, but it is recommended.

We recommend that you participate in one of the following:

  • Drop-In Advising, Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Individual Advising, After Wednesday, April 6 during Faculty Office Hours (unless your faculty adviser has stated otherwise). Don’t know who your faculty adviser is? Find out online.

We recommend that you see a Faculty Adviser during this period to talk about course advice, his /her research or other research opportunities, graduate school, career goals/paths, etc.

Please Bring :

  1. An unofficial transcript (from Cal Central)
  2. A copy of the mechanical engineering flowchart with your completed courses "X-ed" out
  3. A completed mechanical engineering degree check form

Important Notes

  • Graduating seniors do not have access to the course schedule through CalCentral. The Online Schedule of Courses has a list of Fall 2016 courses.
  • Graduating seniors who are going to move into a graduate program here in F16, should expect to enroll in courses in August.
  • Graduating in F16?  Make sure that you've done a final degree check with your ESS Adviser. The new system does not allow you to take courses if you have a time conflict between them.
  • More information can be found on the mechanical engineering.

Undeclared class registration instructions

For Fall 16 Class Enrollment all Engineering Undeclared students must complete a Class Enrollment Form and submit it to their ESS Adviser, Kathy Barrett.  

  1. Students who are currently in their first or second semester do not have to meet with a faculty adviser to get a signature on the class enrollment form prior to submitting to Kathy.
  2. Students currently in their third or fourth semester of enrollment must meet with a faculty adviser in their intended major to have their form reviewed and signed by a faculty adviser prior to submitting to Kathy. Faculty will generally only be available from April 4- 15, please plan accordingly.  Refer to the information below to find out about faculty advisers and the timeline for meeting with them.
  3. You can email your class enrollment form anytime to Kathy—second year students need to have a faculty signature on the form—and she will release your Adviser Hold within 48 hours.  If you meet with Kathy in-person she will review your schedule and release your advising hold then.


  • Third or fourth semester students interested in Bioengineering who need their Class Enrollment form signed can see:
    • Terry Johnson, Thursday, April 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 418/419 Hears Mining Building
  • To prepare for your meeting be sure follow step 3 under “Register for Classes”.   Once your Class Enrollment form is signed, please send to Kathy Barrett, who will then release your Advising Hold.

Civil Engineering

  • Third or fourth semester students interested in Civil and Environmental Engineering and need their Class Enrollment form signed can see:
    • Evan Variano, 648 Sutardja Dai Hall, Tuesday: 11:00- 1:00 p.m. in his Sutardja Dai office; Wednesday 5pm-5:30pm by appointment only.
  • To prepare for your meeting be sure follow step 3 under “Register for Classes”.   Once your Class Enrollment form is signed, please send to Kathy Barrett, who will then release your Advising Hold.


  • You were sent a list of EECS Faculty Advisers. Please consult the email you received from your ESS Adviser Kathy Barrett
  • To prepare for your meeting be sure follow step 3 under “Register for Classes”.   Once your Class Enrollment form is signed, please send to Kathy Barrett, who will then release your Advising Hold.

Engineering Sciences: TBA


  • Third or fourth semester students interested in IEOR and need their Class Enrollment form signed can see:
  • To prepare for your meeting be sure follow step 3 under “Register for Classes”.   Once your Class Enrollment form is signed, please send to Kathy Barrett, who will then release your Advising Hold

Material Science

  • Third or fourth semester students interested in MSE and need their Class Enrollment form signed can see:
    • Professor Dubon, 378 Hearst Memorial Mining Building Or 221 Bechtel Engineering, advising hours should be posted outside his office door
    • Professor Xu, 381 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, advising hours should be posted outside her office door
    • Professor Minor, 374 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, advising hours should be posted outside his office door
  • To prepare for your meeting be sure follow step 3 under “Register for Classes”.   Once your Class Enrollment form is signed, please send to Kathy Barrett, who will then release your Advising Hold.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Professor Dames, the Head Undergraduate Faculty Adviser would like to do a group advising session for students who need a signature on their form. If you are a third or fourth semester student interested in Mechanical Engineering please contact Kathy.

Nuclear Engineering: TBA