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
  • If you have a major advising hold please make your appointment with your major advisor at 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 advisors for quick and urgent questions.

    Express advising is available for quick 15 minute appointments via Zoom Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-4:00pm. To meet with an advisor, follow this link –

    ** Note Express Advising will not be available Friday September 17th due to orientation activities. We will be back on Monday September 20th from 1:00-4:00! We will have additional hours on Tuesday September 21st from 9:00-12:00 in addition to the regular 1:00-4:00 hours.

    Peer Advisors will be hosting express advising 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. If your question requires a meeting with a professional advisor, the peer advisors will get you connected via Zoom.

  • Advising Workshops

  • Fall 2021 Advising Workshops
    Tuesday's & Wednesday's at 11:00 a.m.
    via Zoom link here

    Week 2 - October 5 & 6                      General Advising & Resource Round up 
    Week 3 - October 12                           Tutoring & Office Hours 
    Week 4 - October 19 & 20                  Clubs & Involvement
    Week 5 - October 26 & 27                  Scheduling 
    Week 6 - November 2 & 3                  General Education 
    Week 7 - November 9 & 10                 Entry Level Writing Requirement       
    Week 8 - November 16 & 17               Changing Majors 


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.