Advising Center

Do you want to check your progress in your major or minor, or declare an Economics major and/or minor? You've come to the right place.

Advising Center Mission Statement:

The Advising Center exists to cultivate a welcoming and equitable advising experience that strives to honor the diverse identities of our students. The advising team provides honest, accurate, individual guidance to enhance students’ personal, academic, and professional journeys. In addition, we support collaborative efforts with campus partners to showcase holistic ways to navigate the degree. Through these services, we seek to empower students to become individuals who actively engage in their community.

Office Hours

The Economics, History and East Asian Studies Advising Center is open for advising during these hours:

Mondays through Friday: 8:00 - 4:30 pm (we are closed from 11:45 - 1:00 pm for lunch)

Please note: We are closed after 4:30 and are not available to answer emails or phone calls after hours or on weekends. 


Tuesdays through Friday: 9:00 - 11:30 am (half hour appointments)

Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today! Be sure to select "Economics, History and East Asian Studies."  If you are having trouble, please feel free to contact our Front Desk at (530) 752-9241 during our open business hours. 

Drop ins- no appointment necessary

Mondays from 1:00 - 3:45 pm (no morning drop ins)

Tuesdays through Friday: 9:00 - 11:45 am and from 1:00 - 3:45 pm 


Mandatory Advising

Our goal is to help you achieve your academic and personal goals. Research has proven that interacting with academic advisers early in your university career can enhance your college success. Comprehensive advising is provided by the Letters & Sciences Dean’s Office and our Advising Center. 

How do I satisfy my Mandatory Advising Requirement? 

Here is a map showing our location:

Map to Advising Offices for Economics and History Departments in Social Sciences and Humanities Building

The Economics undergraduate advisors

Staff advisors are available to assist you with various student services related to the major, including academic planning, petition review, course selection, career pathway development, and special study progress. You may  for questions or concerns. Peer advisors also are available to assist you with general course planning and questions about the major.

The staff advisors who are here to assist you are:

*Please be aware our advisors only answer emails during open business hours.


The Economics faculty advisors

Faculty advisors are available to assist you with questions regarding research opportunities, graduate programs, and insight to course planning. To meet with a faculty advisor, please schedule an appointment or visit during office hours:

Professor Christopher Meissner

Professor Paul Bergin

Lecturer Derek Stimel

Undergraduate Chair Janine Wilson