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 in the EUO

The advisors in the Engineering Undergraduate Office (EUO) are here to help with college and university requirements, as well as help planning your academic and career goals. 

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with an EUO advisor to discuss:

  • Career, major, and minor exploration
  • Academic probation and subject to dismissal statuses
  • Retroactive changes
  • Readmission/Withdrawal
  • Late dropping a course

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
  • TO SCHEDULE WITH YOUR MAJOR ADVISOR: If you have a major advising hold, please make your appointment with your major advisor at or you can check or Oasis homepage for details about how to contact your major. Details regarding whom you should meet with to release your hold can be found in Schedule Builder/
    TO SCHEDULE WITH AN EUO ADVISOR: If you would like to make an appointment with an advisor in the Engineering Undergraduate Office, you can use the online Advising Appointment System to schedule if you are currently an active Engineering student. If you are an inactive student, please send an email to with a few dates and times that work for you. Note: Appointments with EUO advisors will resume, Monday, July 15. Express advising is available daily. 
  • Express Advising
  • Express advising is meant to be a tool to access advisors for quick and urgent questions, available for quick 15 minute appointments via our Virtual Front Desk system:

    Express advising is offered on a one-on-one, first-come, first-serve basis. If your question requires a meeting with a professional advisor, please visit express advising during Staff Advisor hours.

    Express Advising Hours for Summer 2024

    Monday: 10am-12pm; 1pm - 3pm Staff Advisor
    Tuesday: 10am-12pm; 1pm - 3pm Staff Advisor
    Wednesday: 10am-12pm; 1pm - 3pm Staff Advisor
    Thursday: 10am-12pm; 1pm - 3pm Staff Advisor
    Friday: 10am-12pm; 1pm - 3pm Staff Advisor 

    Upcoming Closures

    CLOSED Thursday, July 4 - Fourth of July

    To meet with an advisor, follow this link –

    Express Advising Topics

    College and GE/University requirements

    Academic policies and regulations

    Degree checks

    Getting started with a petition (PTDs may require a full or follow up appointment)

    Filing for graduation

    Study Abroad

    Referrals for campus services and student support (i.e., tutoring, study skills)

    Topics Requiring an Appointment

    Academic Probation and Subject to Disqualification

    Withdrawal and Readmission

    Questions about specific petitions and/or situations