College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR Advising

Serving Our Students

Undergraduate Advisors have a special role on campus — they are a link between faculty and students and between students and campus. Advisors are your “tour guides” to student services and academic information in departments and across campus. Advisors have access to all the online registration and transcript information that you need. If questions or problems arise, they are trained to assist you in understanding campus policy.

All issues discussed between students and Advisors are confidential. You can contact your Advisor about any questions you may have.

Undergraduate Major Advisors

Undergraduate Major Advisors specialize in a particular CNR major program. They know about faculty, course offerings, scholarships, internships, and career opportunities. They can help you find the appropriate faculty to mentor you with course work, individual research, letters of recommendation, or graduate school options. Advisors assist you with long-term program planning, meeting graduation requirements, and department regulations, policies, and information. Contact your Advisor here.

College Advisors

The College Advisors assist undeclared students at the College level the same way the advisors provide service in a major. They also assists all students with the items listed below:

Office of Instruction and Student Affairs
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm
260 Mulford Hall #3100
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100
Phone (510) 642-0542
Fax (510) 643-3132

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors are faculty assigned to advise students about a particular major of field and can discuss majors, our courses, research, and other academic issues. Students are often assigned a faculty advisor when they declare a major depending on the department requirements. Students should see their faculty advisors in order to:

  1. receive guidance toward achieving academic and career goals
  2. ask questions about the content of courses
  3. ask questions about research and their respective field
  4. discuss interest in graduate school.

Faculty advisors are not aware of all College policy and campus requirements so rely on your major advisor for this sort of advising.

Donna Symon

Donna L. Symon, College Advisor in the Office of Instruction and Student Affairs