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Engineering Student Services

230 Bechtel Engineering Center # 1702
Berkeley, CA 94720-1702
(510) 642-7594

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fall 2020 registration information.

Important Dates

  • March 30:  Schedule of Classes available
  • March 30:  Phase I and Phase II appointment times available in CalCentral
  • April 13: Phase I begins

More enrollment dates can be found on the Berkeley Student Enrollment Calendar

Follow these instructions to get ready to enroll for Fall 2020:

  1. Look for an email message in late March/early April from your department with directions about how to meet with your faculty adviser.  Department information about faculty advising is also listed below.
  2. Follow your department’s instructions on how to meet with your faculty adviser.
  3. Bring the following items to faculty advising:
    1. A class enrollment form completed with your intended schedule for the upcoming semester.
    2. A degree worksheet with your completed and in-progress courses.
    3. An unofficial transcript printed from CalCentral. Go to your My Academics page and click View Academic Summary and then the print button.

Helpful tips:

  1. Check the Registrar’s Enrollment page for information about enrolling in classes using CalCentral.
  2. If you have technical difficulties with CalCentral you can contact the Support Desk.
  3. Check the Status and Holds section on your My Academics page in CalCentral. If you have an Advising Hold or Registration Hold, please contact your ESS Adviser. If you have an Enrollment hold-Major or Enrollment Hold-Faculty, it means you are required to meet with your faculty adviser. Please see the information below about faculty advising in your Department or contact your Major Department Adviser.
Bioengineering class registration instructions

To help plan your next semester, BioE’s faculty are offering voluntary advising hours to meet with you about planning your next steps here at BioE in Berkeley. Note: advising is voluntary for all Bioengineering students. Students will not be blocked from enrolling in Spring 2020.

Faculty advising will be from, October 7 thru Friday, October 18. Please review and take advantage of these additional office hours! If you have any questions regarding enrollment or these advising hours, please contact Marisela Loza .

Bioengineering Undergraduate Faculty Advisers For Spring 2020 Enrollment Group Meetings

Adviser Date & Time Email
Michael Yartsev,

Cell & Tissue, Biomechanics

Monday, 3/30, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Monday, 4/6, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
A. Arkin,

Synthetic & Computational Biology

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30-10:00 a.m. Email Dr. Arkin and cc:, so a meeting can be scheduled.
Irina Conboy,
Cell & Tissue, Biomechanics
Monday, March 30, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Students who would like to participate in the advising should send Professor Conboy an email request and she will set up a Zoom link for all interested.
Michael Conboy,
Cell & Tissue, Biomechanics
Monday, March 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Mondays 4-5p.m. or by appointment
Gerard Marriott,
Cell & Tissue, Biomechanics
Mondays/Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Contact for Zoom meeting information
Phillip Messersmith,
Biomaterials & Nanotechnology
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Contact for Zoom meeting information
Seung Wuk Lee,
BioMedical Devices
Monday, March 30, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Monday, April 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Contact for Zoom meeting information
Amy Herr,
Thursday, April 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Contact for Zoom meeting information
Terry Johnson,
1st year students & engineering undeclared
Friday, April 10 Zoom Meeting 740 280 854
Dorian Liepmann,
Biomaterials & Nanotechnology
March 30-April 3, April 6, 7, 9, and 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Check Prof Liepmann’s bCal to see which times are free.
Paul Adams,
Computational Biology
Please email to set up an appointment.
John Anderson,
Synthetic Biology
Monday, March 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Contact for Zoom meeting information
Mohammad Mofrad,
Wednesday, April 8, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact for Zoom meeting information
Ian Holmes,
Computational Biology
Wednesday, April 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Contact for Zoom meeting information
Civil & environmental engineering class registration instructions

All Civil Engineering students are encouraged to seek advising for next semester and Faculty are standing by, ready as of April 6, 2020!

Faculty can provide you with advice on your choices for classes for Fall 2020 and beyond; they can offer insights into various CEE career paths; they can supply research opportunities and they are wonderful sources of support and information.

Please take this opportunity to connect with faculty–they are waiting to hear from you!

Join a Zoom session OR email the faculty person for a specific meeting time, just for you.  The link is available online. Please note if a Zoom link is not posted on the spreadsheet it means the faculty is only available at the time listed for advising via email.

You are also welcome to email Catherine Bouvier Dang, your ESS Adviser or set up an appointment with her or email Julia Konopasek with questions.

EECS class registration instructions

Faculty Advising this semester will be online and it will occur Monday, April 6th – Friday, April 17th for all students declared in the EECS or L&S CS majors.

Students are not required to attend faculty advising. However, you MUST access the web app and opt out. This will allow us to accommodate all students.

Important Dates:

  • Now through Wednesday, April 1, 9:59 a.m.: Students who have attended Faculty Advising before, should access the web app to see their advising session. They will have the option to keep their adviser from last semester, reset their preference to “blank”, or opt out of participating via the Faculty Advising web app.
    • If you wish to keep your adviser, select the faculty’s name and click “Save”.  If you want to change your adviser, select “(blank)” and click “Save”.
    • If you choose to select a new adviser, you will be able to do so beginning Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.
    • Please note that once the system officially opens on Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 a.m., you will not have the option to opt out or make any other changes.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.: Sign-ups for all students will occur on a first-come, first-served basis on the Faculty Advising web app. All students must access the web app, even if just to opt out.
    • IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for selecting an advising time that does not conflict with their schedule. Please make your selections wisely.

We hope you’re excited about this opportunity to connect with faculty and hear about their experiences and advice. Faculty Advising is primarily intended for discussion of course, graduate school, and industry questions. Although no longer required, you are encouraged to attend Faculty Advising, as it is an important opportunity to connect with faculty. Questions about policy and/or specific degree requirements should continue to be directed to staff advisers.

I am graduating this semester. Do I need advising?
Graduating students are welcome to participate, but not required. L&S CS graduating students, should meet with the CS Major Advisers to confirm they have successfully completed their degree. EECS students should also meet with their ESS Adviser.

For more information on faculty advising see our FAQ or email

Engineering Science class registration instructions

Please check the information below for the availability of your Engineering Sciences Adviser.

Energy Engineering Science:

Engineering Math and Statistics

Engineering Physics

Environmental Engineering Science

IEOR class registration

Students in IEOR are encouraged to seek mentorship from our exceptional IEOR faculty. Faculty hold office hours throughout the school year to help students with course content; to advise on courses, ask about career aspirations, and also graduate school; to mentor undergraduate student researchers, and to write letters of recommendation as appropriate.

IEOR students should meet with the faculty advisor assigned at least twice a year for academic advising. The faculty advisor reviews the student’s proposed academic schedule, suggests coursework based on the student’s interest and offers to mentor for career development. If a student struggles academically, advising will be mandatory (for students with GPA below 2.0) prior to enrollment in classes for Fall 2021.

Undergraduate faculty advising for IEOR majors will begin in April. Students can meet with their assigned faculty advisor online and will be contacted by email regarding how to schedule an appointment.

Materials science & engineering class registration instructions

MSE faculty will be providing virtual advising. In order to meet with an advisor, you will need to send them an email and then the both of you can discuss and find a “virtual” meeting time that works for both of you.

MSE advisors:

Mechanical engineering class registration instructions

Students in ME are encouraged to seek mentoring from ME faulty advisers. Faculty advisers hold office hours throughout the school year to help students with course content; to advise on courses, career objectives and graduate school; to mentor student researchers; and to write letters of recommendation as appropriate.

Fall 2020 faculty adviser assignments can be downloaded here.

Group Registration Advising: Department advisor, Ricky Vides and Pi Tau Sigma will be hosting a group advising session via Zoom the week of April 13, please review email updates on confirmed days and times.

Nuclear Engineering class registration instructions


Undeclared class registration instructions

Engineering Undeclared students in their third or fourth semester are required to meet with a faculty adviser in their intended major to review their planned schedule for the upcoming semester. Third and fourth semester students currently have an enrollment hold and will need to meet with a faculty adviser before this hold can be removed by their ESS Adviser .  Please see the information below about where and how you can meet with a faculty adviser in your  intended major.

To prepare for your meeting with the faculty adviser be sure to:

Once you have the class enrollment form signed by a faculty adviser you can either email your the form to your Adviser, Joey Wong or bring the signed form in during an appointment with Joey. Joey can then release the enrollment hold.

If you are ready, you can also declare your major now too.



Terry Johnson, Friday, April 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m., via Zoom

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Please email Julia Konopasek who can direct you to a faculty adviser.


Please email Andrea Mejia Valencia who can direct you to a EECs faculty adviser.

Engineering Sciences

Please refer to the faculty advising list in the Engineering Science link for information about how to meet with an Engineering Science faculty adviser.

Energy Engineering: 

  • Ana Claudia Arias, EECS, 508 Cory Hall, Office hours: Wednesdays, 1-2pm
  • Massimiliano Fratoni, NE, 4111 Etcheverry, Office hours: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30pm, or by appointment
  • Scott Moura, CEE, Energy Engineering, 625 Davis Hall, Office hours: Mondays, 4-5:30pm, Thursdays, 10:30am-12pm
  • Sascha von Meier, EECS, Energy Engineering, 406E Cory Hall, Office hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, 2-3pm
  • Tarek Zohdi, ME, Energy Engineering, 6117 Etcheverry Hall, Office hours: By Email appointment

Engineering Math and Statistics:

  • Ilan Adler, IEOR, 4183 Etcheverry Hall, Office hours: By appointment
  • James Casey, ME, 6125 Etcheverry Hall, Office hours: MWF, 2:15-3:30pm; TuTh, 3:45-3:30pm

Engineering Physics:

  • David Attwood, EECS, Engineering Physics, 257M Cory Hall, Office hours: By email appointment
  • Junqiao Wu, MSE, Engineering Physics, 322 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Office hours: Wed 4-5pm

Environmental Engineering: 

  • Kara Nelson, CEE, 663 Davis Hall, Office hours: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm, or by appointment


Students interested in IEOR can email Professor Robert Leachman.

Materials Science and Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Please email, Ricky Vides to set up an advising appointment.

Nuclear Engineering