Advising Information

The dedicated faculty, staff, and peer advisors in WFCB are on hand to help you match your interests and develop a study plan that will prepare you for your career or graduate school.   The following offers a brief description of the advisors and their duties:

The Staff Advisor is the first point of contact for advising in WFCB, both for entering and continuing students. The staff advisor assesses your needs and routes you to the right resource, provides staff support for the Lead Faculty and Faculty advisors, manages the undergraduate and alumni listservs, and helps organize department events (e.g., Summer Advising, the WFCB Fall Welcome, Commencements Reception, etc.).

For details on first year advising see: First Year Campus WIde Syllabus (WFCB)

Erica Cefalo
1086 Academic Surge
(530) 754-9796
Advising Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Make an advising appointment here. 

For quick answers, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Academic Peer Advisor gives students perspective on various classes and instructors, gives advice about class scheduling, and facilitates student/faculty interactions. The peer advisor is a WFCB student who can help you when you have questions about classes, want to find out about internship opportunities, or have other questions about the major.

1088 Academic Surge

All students are assigned a Faculty Advisor, who will help you develop your study plan, offer suggestions on courses to take that will best suit your interests and needs, and make sure you are on the right track to graduate. We strongly recommend that you build a relationship with your faculty advisor, as he/she is a great resource for advice about graduate school or career options after graduation.

John Eadie 1083 Academic Surge
Nann Fangue 1393 Academic Surge
Daniel Karp 1071 Academic Surge
Doug Kelt 1081 Academic Surge
Eric Post 1063 Academic Surge
Andrew Rypel 1369 Academic Surge 
Rahel Sollmann 1075 Academic Surge
Brian Todd 1077 Academic Surge
Dirk Van Vuren 1351 Academic Surge

The Lead Faculty Advisor is the final line in advising and can give specific information about classes, when they will be taught, and general departmental information. The Lead Faculty Advisor can inform students about graduate schools, give advice on how to succeed in the major, and (s)he signs off on most petitions/forms. The Lead Faculty Advisor also advises students on class substitutions, content of different courses, and general information about how to get involved in the department, including our two student-led professional societies: The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society.

Doug Kelt
1081 Academic Surge  

Advising Questions: Who to ask?

Questions for Advisors

Please contact WFCB Advisers with questions regarding:

  • Creating a Study Plan
  • Specific WFC course information
  • Detailed descriptions of courses
  • When courses are offered
  • How to enroll in impacted WFC labs
  • Signing petitions
  • Major modification
  • Transfer course equivalencies to WFC major requirements
  • Getting involved in the WFCB Department
    • Internship and undergraduate research opportunities
    • Involvement in The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, and Wild Campus
  • Career and graduate school advice, letters of recommendation and references
  • Major certification

For questions, contact the Staff Advisor:

Erica Cefalo
(530) 754-9796, 1086 Academic Surge

For peer advisor questions, contact the peer advisors at

For further questions, contact your faculty adviser or Lead Faculty Advisor:
Doug Kelt,
1081 Academic Surge


Questions for the CAES Dean’s Office

Please contact the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Dean’s Office with questions regarding:

  • College Requirements
    • General Education Requirement
    • Entry Level Writing Requirement and American History and Institutions Requirement
    • Residence Requirement
    • Scholarship Requirement
    • Unit Limitations
    • College Composition Requirement
  • Petitions
    • General education, college composition, second repeat, extension of incomplete grades, excess units, minors
  • Late drop of courses
  • Options for students in academic difficulty
  • Holds on registration
  • Transfer and re-entry
  • Admission, re-admission, and academic leave
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Graduation and Commencement
  • General academic advising and counseling

For general questions, call the front desk at (530)752-0108. To make an appointment with an academic counselor, visit The Dean’s Office is located in 150 Mrak Hall.