Fall 2024 Admitted Students

Welcome to Cal! Congratulations on your admission and we can't wait to see you! Newly admitted students can expect to receive updates from campus about academic advising as part of Golden Bear Advising (GBA) this summer. Please wait to meet with a Data Science advisor until after completing GBA, which will answer many of your questions.

Fall 2024 New Transfer Students: please visit our New Transfer page to fill out our contact form.

Meet with a Data Science Advisor

  1.  Book an appointment. New appointments become available each weekday, 7 days in advance. If you don't see any appointments available, please try again the following day or come to our virtual drop-in advising hours instead.
  2.  Come to our virtual online drop-in advising hours - no appointment required.

Advising Appointments

Current students may schedule a 30-minute advising appointment with a Data Science Major Advisor.

Advising appointments become available each weekday, up to 1 week in advance. If you don't see any appointments available, please try again the following day or come to our virtual drop-in advising hours instead (schedule below).

Book Virtual

For online appointments, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link. In-person appointments will resume in Fall semester.

Please visit this page to find all forms and procedures related to the major.

Drop-in Advising Schedule

Drop-in advising is available during the Fall and Spring semesters from Week 1 through RRR Week, and during Summer Session. Drop-in advising is not available during Finals week or during breaks between terms.

Staff Advisor Drop-in Hours (Online Only)

Staff drop-in advising is online only via Zoom or Google Meet.

Sign In

to join the waiting list during drop-in hours. This link is only active during drop-in hours as listed in the schedule above.

View QUEUe

to check your position in the queue after you have signed in. Check your email for a link to join your advising session.

Peer Advisor Drop-in Hours (Hybrid)

Peer Advising is available from Weeks 2 through 14 each term (not available in the summer).

Peer Advising is hybrid. When you sign in, you will be able to request your advising session either online via Zoom/Google Meet or in-person at 130 Warren Hall.

Sign in

to join the waiting list during drop-in hours. This link is only active during drop-in hours as listed in the schedule above.

View queue

to check your position in the queue after you have signed in. Either check your email for a link to an online session, or be present at 130 Warren Hall for an in-person session.

When your name reaches the top of the list, this means that you will be next.

  • For online drop-in sessions: make sure to have your UC Berkeley email account open. As soon as an advisor is available, you will receive an email from a Data Science Advisor with a link to join your online Google Hangouts or Zoom session and your name will disappear from the queue around the same time. Join your Google Hangouts or Zoom session within 5 minutes of receiving the email.
  • For in-person peer advising drop-in sessions: make sure you are present in 130 Warren Hall when your name reaches the top of the list. Have a seat in our lobby and the next available peer advisor will come call your name.

You will not be able to sign in if drop-in hours have not started or have already ended. Sign-ins may end early if the waiting list is already too long for advisors to see all waiting students.

Meet the Data Science Advisors

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Laura Imai (she/her)

Director of Advising

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Marjorie Ensor (she/her)

Undergraduate Major Advisor, Peer Advisor Supervisor

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Aaron Giacosa (he/him)

Undergraduate Major Advisor

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Amanda Dillon (she/her)

Undergraduate Major Advisor, Transfer Program Coordinator

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Silvia Guzman (she/her)

Undergraduate Major Advisor, Data Scholars Advisor

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Miguel Rios (he/him)

Undergraduate Major Advisor

Types of Advising