Undergraduate Advising

Whom to Contact - Faculty or Staff Advisor?

The Statistics Department has Faculty and Staff Advisors. You can best utilize your time and the advisors' time by first referring to the advisor who can best help you with your specific question or issue. Please read our website information and Frequently Asked Questions before contacting an advisor.

Faculty Advisors Staff Advisor Google Request Form
Field of statistics (Both) General Academic Policies Requesting approval for cluster course for the major
Statistics course content and selection (Both) Enrollment Issues Requesting approval to use a course taken elsewhere for the major
Research (Brillinger) When you have completed major declaration paperwork and are ready to declare  
Graduate school (Both) Major completion checks and graduation  
Career exploration (Both) Academic Probation  
Applied Cluster Approvals (when not explicitly on the Approved Cluster List) Major Declaration Process (see web page How to Declare first)  

Advisor Contact Information and Advising Hours

  • Denise Yee, Undergraduate Staff Advisor & Course and Curriculum Officer
    369 Evans Hall | dyee [at] berkeley [dot] edu | 510-643-6131
    Appointments: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-3pm
    -Appointments are booked through CalCentral. Click here for instructions.
  • Majabeen Samadi, Undergraduate Staff Advisor
    367A Evans Hall | majabeen [at] berkeley [dot] edu | 510-643-2459
    Appointments: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3pm
    -Appointments are booked through CalCentral. Click here for instructions.

Drop-In Hours with Staff Advisors - Check in at Statistics Front Desk 367 Evans
See the Advising Calendar above to confirm drop-in availability for this week.

Students who are unable to come to drop-in advising hours may email an advisor their questions or request a phone or Google Hangouts appointment through CalCentral. 

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions before scheduling an appointment. Note that major declarations are not processed in the first 2 weeks of the semester nor during heavy enrollment advising times (late October through November in Fall and mid-March through late-April in Spring). Newly admitted students entering in the Fall semester will have many of the questions answered during Golden Bear Advising and Orientation.

STUDENTS EXPERIENCING ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY (including those on Academic Probation, those whose GPA is very close to 2.0, and those who earned a D, F or NP in a Statistics course the previous semester) should book a 30 minute appointment or directly contact Denise Yee (510-643-6131, dyee [at] berkeley [dot] edu) or Majabeen Samadi (510-643-2459, majabeen [at] berkeley [dot] edu) as soon as possible. Do not come to drop-ins or book a 15min appointment for this type of advising.

  • Prof. Ani Adhikari, HEAD Undergraduate Faculty Advisor 
To contact the Head Faculty Advisor about cluster course approvals or transfer coursework you wish to use to satisfy a major requirement, please submit this form (https://goo.gl/wze4xP). Be sure to upload a course description and syllabus. You will receive a response within 1-2 weeks.
For other matters Prof. Adhikari has Drop-In Advising
Wednesdays 2-3pm
413 Evans Hall

Prof. David Brillinger, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
Wednesdays 3-4pm
417 Evans Hall | brill [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Although there are no Statistics Peer Advisors, students in the Statistics Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA) may be able to answer questions you have about the student experience in Statistics courses. They hold academic, professional and social events throughout the fall and spring semesters. Visit https://susa.berkeley.edu/ and contact the officers to add to their mailing list or like the SUSA Facebook Page.
There is also an unofficial Statistics Facebook Group at Berkeley where you may post questions to other students. Please note that this group is not moderated by the Statistics Department.

Other Academic Advising and Support Resources