Contact the Classics Department

General Inquiries

University of California
Department of Classics
7233 Dwinelle Hall #2520
Berkeley CA 94720-2520, USA
Phone: 510-642-4218
Fax: 510-643-2959

Department Chair (2014-):  Professor Ellen Oliensis, eolien [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7211 Dwinelle Hall, 510-642-9207.

For Prospective and Current Undergraduates

Advising questions may be addressed to one of the Undergraduate Advisers. In 2015-2016, the advisers are:

  • Associate Professor Kim Shelton, sheltonk [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7209 Dwinelle Hall, 510-642-5314.
  • Associate Professor Nikolaos Papazarkadas, papazarkadas [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7207 Dwinelle Hall, 510-642-7201.

Please see the faculty office hours page for faculty adviser's office hours.

For administrative matters regarding your major and graduation requirements, consult the Staff Student Affairs Officer serving the majors in Classics:

  • Cassandra Dunn, cassandrajj [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7228 Dwinelle Hall, 510-642-3672.

For Prospective and Current Graduate Students

The graduate programs are the responsibility of the Head Graduate Advisor and the Department Chair. There is also a separate Graduate Advisor for Classical Archaeology, although the Head Graduate Advisor's signature may be required on some petitions and forms. Please consult one of the following as appropriate:

  • Head Graduate Adviser Spring 2016: Associate Professor Kathleen McCarthy, kmccarth [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7221 Dwinelle Hall, 510-642-0216.
  • Graduate Adviser for Classical Archaeology: Professor Ted Peña, pena [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7308 Dwinelle Hall, 510-643-8964
  • Department Chair:  Professor Ellen Oliensis, eolien [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7211 Dwinelle Hall, 510-642-9207.

For record-keeping, exams, reviews, and placement services, consult the Student Affairs Officer serving Classics graduate programs:

  • Miguel Valencia, mvalencia [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7222 Dwinelle Hall, 510-643-8741.

For admissions and Classics Fellowship information, consult the Student Affairs Officer serving Classics graduate programs:

  • Cassandra Dunn, cassandrajj [at] berkeley [dot] edu, 7228 Dwinelle Hall, 510-642-3672.