As the only computing-focused school in the University of California system, the Bren School offers a broad array of undergraduate majors and minors in virtually every principal area within its three departments — Computer Science, Informatics and Statistics — as well as many interdisciplinary topics.
We invite you to explore the links on this page, which feature our courses, majors, and policies, as well as opportunities for student life in ICS. If you need assistance with specific questions about the undergraduate student experience, please contact our Office of Student Affairs, whose information is listed below.
Bren School Student Affairs
ICS Building, Suite 352
Irvine, CA 92697-3430
Phone: (949) 824-5156
Fax: (949) 824-4163
Student Affairs Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
** Please be sure to check the advising hours below before you plan a visit to the ICS Student Affairs Office. Times are always subject to change.**
ICS Academic Counselors will only be seeing students that are currently in the Donald Bren School of ICS until the end of Week 2. If you are a non-major you will have to wait until Week 3 to be seen.
Undergraduate Student Affairs Advising Hours
12/3/18 – 12/7/18
Monday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Walk-in Advising) and 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
Tuesday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Appointments and Walk-in Advising) and 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
Wednesday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Appointments and Walk-in Advising) and 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
Thursday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Peer Advisor Walk-in Advising) and 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Peer Advisor Walk-in Advising)
Friday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Appointments and Walk-in Advising) and 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
12/10/18 – 12/14/18
Monday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Appointments Only) 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
Tuesday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Appointments Only) 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
Wednesday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Appointments Only) 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
Thursday: No Advising
Friday: 9 am to 11:30 am (Appointments Only) 1 pm to 3:30 pm (Walk-in Advising)
Career Counselor Walk-ins
The ICS Career Counselor will be availble for walk-ins every Tuesday from 1 pm – 2:30 pm
- The ICS Career Counselor will only be availble until Week 10.
*Incoming Transfer and Freshmen populations may not schedule an appointment or come in for walk-in advising for the Summer. They will recieve academic counseling during their respective orientations.
Questions submitted through e-mail will be reviewed by a peer academic advisor or undergraduate counselor.
- Due to the volume of e-mails received, expect to wait a minimum of 2-3 business days for a response.
- If your question is complex or time sensitive, we recommend that you come to walk-in hours or schedule an appointment.
For information regarding academic advising workshops and student org meetings, check out our SAO Events Calendar.
Undergraduate Student Affairs Staff
|UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS STAFF|
|Kris Bolcer||Director of Student Affairs|
|Neha Rawal||Associate Director of Student Affairs|
|Majde Al Salibi||Student Affairs Assistant|
|Joell Emoto-Johnston||Undergraduate Counselor|
|Priscilla De Lara||Undergraduate Counselor|
|Angelica Vazquez-Villa||Undergraduate Counselor|
|Christine Tran||Undergraduate Counselor|
|Kevin Nguyen||Undergraduate Counselor|
|Lumen Hwang||Instructional Support Manager|
|Kruthika Bhimsen||Instructional Support Assistant|
|PEER ACADEMIC ADVISORS|
|Jason Bai||Peer Academic Advisor|
|Steven Chalmers||Peer Academic Advisor|
|Amy Elsayed||Peer Academic Advisor|
|Brett Galkowski||Peer Academic Advisor|
|Jonathan Lin||Peer Academic Advisor|
Peer counselors have completed intensive training from the Division of Undergraduate Education and the Bren School’s SAO counselors. They are available for walk-in advising in the ICS Student Affairs Office (CS Building 1, Ste. 352) during the regular academic year only.
Most walk-ins during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters will be with a Peer Academic Advisor. For more information on when appointments and walk-ins are available and how the types of meeting differ, please see the Appointments and Walk-In Advising page.
» Division of Career Pathways
We highly recommend that students meet with a Career Counselor each quarter.
Career Center Information:
100 Student Services 1
(Across from Student Center Starbucks)
Irvine, CA 92697-2075
Explore their website for upcoming workshops, events, career fairs and more!
Please contact a Career Counselor to discuss any career-related concerns such as finding internships, full-time jobs, creating a portfolio, resume review or exploring career options.
Students may also sign up for an appointment with a Career Counselor using Handshake. Please note that appointments typically book 1-3 weeks in advance based on demand.
» Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Gopi Meenakshisundaram
Please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss concerns (not related to specific academic advising), or share your thoughts and recommendations about any aspect of the Bren School’s undergraduate program.
Please call the SAO’s front desk at (949)824-5156 to find out his hours of availability.