Meet the Mathematics Undergraduate Advising Community!

Staff Advisors (ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

The Math Undergraduate Major Advisors advise students on major requirements, department policies and procedures, campus resources, academic and professional opportunities, research opportunities, developing study plans, and more. They manage the major declaration process and can assist with untying bureaucratic knots. They plan and participate in special events such as Cal Day, Golden Bear Advising, Golden Bear Orientation, Launch Day, and Commencement. They also maintain students' Academic Progress Reports (APRs) and certify degrees and minors. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with one of the Undergraduate Major Advisors to become familiarized with the program, and to seek assistance and support as soon as problems arise. 

 

To reach the Mathematics Undergraduate Advising team, please email ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu. Importantly, please use email for quick questions only and not for in-depth advising. For in-depth advising, please either make an appointment with an advisor or drop-in for a meeting. While advising assignments are administratively split up by alphabet below, students are welcome to seek assistance and support from any of our Undergraduate Major Advisors. 

 

Students interested in declaring a major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics can find more information here


Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors counsel students on the academic content of the undergraduate Math and Applied Math programs. Appropriate questions for the faculty advisor include selection of electives, how to best prepare for graduate-level courses, advice on how to self-study in a specific mathematical area, and how to get involved in research opportunities. Be sure to let them know if you are considering graduate school in order to gain insight on how to best prepare for the application process. 

 

A Faculty Advisor's approval is also required if you would like to use a course that is not already on the pre-approved list of courses to satisfy an elective requirement.

 

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are current Math and Applied Math majors who provide valuable peer-to-peer advice on how to thrive as a major in the Math Department. They can provide guidance on course selection and preparation, schedule building and course progression, study tips, how to navigate the department and university, and more. 

 

Enrollment Questions

Students with questions on our enrollment policies and guidelines should first review our Enrollment Guidelines. This page includes tips on how to get into our impacted courses, managing your own discussion section switches, information on waitlists, petitions for independent study courses, and more. Enrollment questions not answered by our website can be directed to enrollment [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

 

Please note that the department does not perform manual discussion section switches for students, will not override time conflicts, and does not manually process waitlists through the end of week 3. Email requests of this nature will not be prioritized for a response. 

 

Staff Advisors 

** Please use email for quick questions only and not for in-depth advising. For in-depth advising, please either make an appointment with an advisor or drop-in for a meeting. While advising assignments are administratively split up by alphabet below, students are welcome to seek assistance and support from any of our Undergraduate Major Advisors. **

 

Fall 2022 Advising Information 

 

Thomas Brown 

Undergraduate Advisor (Last Name "A-K" students)

 

965 Evans Hall

ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu | (510) 643-9292

In Office: Alternating Wednesdays*, Thursdays and Fridays

Working Remotely: Mondays and Tuesdays 

Advising Appointments & Drop-ins: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Stop by to see me in 965 Evans or book an appointment via CalCentral > My Academics 

 

I will be working from home on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday. I will be in the office every other Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays. In-person drop-in advising and video appointments are available while I am in the office. Video appointments are available while I am working from home. For a remote advising appointment via Google Hangouts, current UC Berkeley students should use CalCentral's "My Academics" tab to schedule an appointment; Prospective students should email Thomas directly at thomasbrown [at] berkeley [dot] edu. Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 10 AM-Noon & 1-4 PM.

 

* Fall 2022 In-office Wednesday schedule, subject to change: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/30, 12/14


Hanh Tran

Undergraduate Programs Manager & Advisor (Last Name "L-N" students)

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962 Evans Hall

ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

In Office: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Working Remotely: Mondays and Fridays

Advising Appointments & Drop-ins: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Stop by to see me in 962 Evans or book an appointment via CalCentral > My Academics


I will be working from home on Mondays and Fridays, and will be in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. In-person drop-in advising, and video appointments are available while I am in the office. Video appointments are available while I am working from home. For a remote advising appointment, current UC Berkeley students should use CalCentral's "My Academics" tab to schedule an appointment; Prospective students should email Hanh directly at hanhmtran [at] berkeley [dot] edu. Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Marsha Snow

Undergraduate Advisor (Last Name "O-Z" students)


964 Evans Hall

ug-advising [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu | (510) 643-4148 

In Office: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

Working Remotely: Thursdays and Fridays

Advising Appointments & Drop-ins: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Stop by to see me in 964 Evans or book an appointment via CalCentral > My Academics  

 

I will be working in 964 Evans Hall Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I will be working remotely Thursdays and Fridays. In-person drop-in advising, and video appointments are available while I am in the office. Video appointments are available while I am working from home. For a remote advising appointment via Google Hangouts, current UC Berkeley students should use Cal Central's "My Academics" tab to schedule an appointment; Prospective students should email Marsha directly at snow [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu.

 

Faculty Advisors

Faculty advisors are available to students declared in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics with a Concentration in Teaching.

 

The current Faculty advisor office hour list (Fall 2022 coming shortly)

 

Peer Advisors

The Mathematics Peer Advising Program will return in mid-Fall 2022. Please stay tuned for details! 

 

The Peer Advisors also have a blog, which can be found at https://guide.math.berkeley.edu/

 

Enrollment Questions

Students with questions on our enrollment policies and guidelines should first review our Enrollment Guidelines. This page includes tips on how to get into our impacted courses, managing your own discussion section switches, information on waitlists, petitions for independent study courses, and more. Enrollment questions not answered by our website can be directed to enrollment [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

 

Please note that the department does not perform manual discussion section switches for students, will not override time conflicts, and does not manually process waitlists through the end of week 3, and as such email requests of this nature are not prioritized for a response.