Engineering Student Services advising
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, access to ESS services has been changed for Spring 2020. Please visit the ESS COVID-19 page for current updates.
Upon admission, every Berkeley Engineering student is assigned an academic adviser based on their major. Your Engineering Student Services (ESS) adviser works with you throughout your entire undergraduate career and is your key to a successful experience at Berkeley.
ESS advisers are available to help with everything related to your undergraduate education. They answer questions about degree and graduation requirements as well as academic policies and procedures. They assist with course selection and help address challenges you may be facing in your studies. They can suggest enrichment opportunities or make referrals to campus resources. They’re here to offer guidance and support.
Students admitted as undeclared work with a special adviser until they declare a major; at that point, their ESS adviser will be based on their new major.
Meet our advisers
ESS adviser assignments are based on major. Engineering Undeclared students see adviser Joey Wong until declaration of their majors.
Civil Engineering: see Catherine Bouvier Dang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences:
A-Ha: see Bryan Jones, email@example.com
Hb-Ma: see Shareena Samson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mb-Sh: see Dawn Strough, email@example.com
Si-Z: see Olivia Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy Engineering: see Olivia Chan, email@example.com
Engineering Mathematics & Statistics: see Olivia Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Physics: see Bryan Jones, email@example.com
Environmental Engineering Science: see Olivia Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research: see Dawn Strough, email@example.com
Materials Science & Engineering: see Kathy Barrett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuclear Engineering: see Chaniqua Butscher, email@example.com
Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences: see Joey Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org
All others: Student’s choice
Undeclared engineering: see Joey Wong, email@example.com
Limited (Education Abroad visitors): see Chaniqua Butscher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advising is available by appointment only, except on Wednesdays, which are reserved for drop-in advising.
Use our online appointment system or call (510) 642-7594 during business hours. Scheduled appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9–11:45 a.m. and 1–3:45 p.m.
Please be on time for your appointment. If you are more than five minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.
We offer drop-in advising every Wednesday from 9–11:30 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m. Come to Engineering Student Services in 230 Bechtel Engineering Center and sign in at the front desk. Drop-in advising is on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting times may vary dramatically, depending on demand. Whenever possible, it’s best to make an appointment.
You may contact your adviser via email or phone. For matters requiring in-depth discussion, it’s best to meet with your adviser in person. If you are unable to come to ESS for a meeting, you can schedule a phone appointment.
Engineering Student Services
230 Bechtel Engineering Center
Phone: (510) 642-7594
Fax: (510) 643-8653
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.