Great Advisors Talk about Great Advising

Berkeley is a place where greatness is nurtured and celebrated – including great advising. Read collective reflections on what great advisors do, know, value and produce and how you too can continue to develop your own special brand of awesomeness.


Meet Berkeley advisors from all corners of the campus.


Catch up on the latest news in the Berkeley advising community


Offering a variety of workshops on specific topics, the program aims to expand core knowledge and skills, stimulate new thinking and approaches to advising, introduce new methods and tools, improve collaboration, and help advisors refine their advising values and philosophy.

Student Questions?

This site is designed primarily as a resource for Berkeley advisors. Students seeking general advising information might want to visit College of Letters & Science Advising, or consult the Berkeley Academic Guide.

Got 5 Minutes for Professional Development?

Introducing Take 5: 5 minutes, 5 insights, (in 5 career development areas) for 52 weeks; because workplace learning should be accessible, continuous, relevant and fun. Coming July 5th!


Heather Peng from Berkeley's College of Letters & Science has developed a new approach to working with students in academic difficulty. The framework is based on 5 R's: Reflect, Reach, Redirect, Review, and Repeat. Read about the framework and learn how you might apply it in working with your students.

Advising Council Releases First Progress Report

Special Event

Positive Thinking for Cranks, Pessimists and Change Weary Advisors: A Conversation with Jeremy Adam Smith of the Greater Good Science Center

June 29, 9:00-10:30 am, Sibley Auditorium


Advisors play a key role in the student experience at UC Berkeley. This website is intended as a resource for the campus advising community and offers news, tools and information about advising and about the Advising Council. 

Evaluate Your Own Greatness

Learn about yourself and your advising practice.

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Excellence in Advising Recipients Announced

On behalf of Vice Chancellor Koshland and the Advising Council we are pleased to announce our Excellence in Advising award recipients for 2015.