Academic Advising


To become an academic advising program that enhances the experience of all undergraduate engineering students at the University of California, Davis, and that sets the standard for excellence in advising.


The College of Engineering’s Academic Advising Mission is to provide timely and accurate advising to cultivate connections, success, and advancement in engineering excellence. We empower and support students with achieving their educational, professional, and personal goals; and we advocate for our students and programs through campus partnerships.

Academic advisors are here to help you get the most out of your undergraduate engineering education and prepare for a successful career. Questions about majors, courses, holds, degree requirements, dismissals, or readmission? Click here for answers. Advisor contact information can also be found on this page.

Academic Advising About Your Major

Contact the program advisor in your department who can help you with:

  • Academic planning
  • Degree requirements
  • General Education requirements
  • Student petitions
  • Options when you are in academic difficulty

You’ll meet the program advisor in your department at UC Davis Orientation. You will find out more then about the advising program and who your faculty advisor is or how to choose one.

Faculty advisors can help with:

  • Career goals
  • Choice of major
  • Field of specialization
  • Elective courses

Advising Options

  • Scheduling an advising appointment
  • All students are able to book appointments with advisors in the EUO using and selecting Engineering Undergraduate Office. You can select the advisor you want to meet with by using the drop down at the top of the calendar.

    If you have a major advising hold please make your appointment with your major advisor. Details regarding whom you should meet with to release your hold can be found in Schedule Builder. 
  • Express Advising
  • Express advising is meant to be a tool to access your advisors for quick and urgent questions.

    We will be offering express advising via Zoom Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-4:00pm. To meet with an advisor, follow this link – Advisors will be meeting on a one-on-one, first-come, first-serve basis. You will be placed in a waiting room and advisors will get to students in the order in which they arrived in the waiting room.

  • Peer Express Advising
  • In addition to the professional staff advisors, a team of academic peer advisors—current engineering students themselves—are also available to advise you on academic and administrative issues.

    The Engineering Undergraduate Office Peer Advisors will be available starting Fall 2020, hours to be announced. 

Advising Webinars

The undergraduate advisors have prepared on-demand video resources for advising tips. You can watch by selecting a topic from the list below or viewing all webinars here.