Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Undergraduate Peer Advising - SPRING 2022

Computer Science Peer Advising

Drop-in PEER ADVISING is in The LGRC (Lederle LowRISE) Room A114

If you are looking for an answer to a quick question, want to know more about what to expect in a course, want to find out about the process for changing your major into Computer Science or adding a CS Minor, see a CS peer advisor. Our Peer Advisors are highly accomplished junior and senior CS majors, some of whom who are double majoring with CS. See bios below!

 Please note that all times are New York/Eastern Time Zone


Monday 9:15 AM - 5 PM      
Tuesday  10 AM - 12:30 PM and 2 PM - 4 PM      
Wednesday   9:15 AM - 5 PM      
Thursday  10 AM - 12:30 PM and 2 PM - 4 PM      
Friday  9 AM - 5 PM      

Please note that we follow the UMass Academic Calendar; peer advising is only available on days that class is in session.

For Fall 2022 course registration, we highly recommend that you use our Pre-Registration form, and you can complete that with the assistance of a Peer Advisor during the above drop-in hours.

Informatics Peer Advising 



For questions about the major, the application process, choosing electives, identifying ways to get involved on campus, student organizations related to data science/informatics or general questions about informatics and study abroad, visit one of our fabulous Informatics Peer Advisors. Our peer advisors are accomplished Informatics juniors and seniors who hold drop-in hours during the regular semester.

MONDAY 2  - 4 PM




 Please note that all times are New York/Eastern Time Zone 

Please note that we follow the UMass Academic Calendar; peer advising is only available on days that class is in session. There will be no peer advising on university holidays and peer advising will follow the university calendar (e.g. when a Wednesday schedule is followed, Wednesday hours will be followed) unless otherwise posted here. 




Sahitya Raipura


Hometown: Bangalore, India
Majors/Minor: Double Major: Computer Science and Mathematics; Minor in Economics
Favorite Course at UMass: COMPSCI 320 Intro to Software Engineering
Internships/Research: My most recent internship team consisted of data scientists working on a product which automated resume screening using AI.
Co-Curricular Activities: I am a part of a pro bono student club, BUILD, which created websites, apps, and other technological solutions for start-ups and local businesses.
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: The tough classes we have to complete together makes my connections with my CS friends/peers stronger.
Advice for students: In a document, create a table (one for each major) that contains your curriculum requirements with course name, course description, semester taken/taking. Have a tentative idea of what upper level electives you will be taking and have backups. This will make your life so much easier when it comes to looking at your academic progress and course selection.


Sai Rohan Bangari

Hometown: Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Majors/Minor: Computer Science, Minor in Business
Favorite Course at UMass: COMPSCI 345 Practice and Application of Data Management

Internships/Research: In my last internship I was given the opportunity to work for a start up consulting company where I was making websites for local business in Connecticut and helped them build their digital platforms.
Co-Curricular Activities: I am part of the UMass Entrepreneurship Club as a student ambassador trying to promote club activities and conducting events to help startups launch. I am also part of BUILD UMass where I collaborate in making new technologies for startups and student organizations.
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: The culture here is great! I love to meet people from all walks of life. I am fortunate to meet a lot of great people with inspiring stories on what got them here. The group of friends UMass has given me is something I am very grateful for and will cherish for a long time.
Advice for students: Make sure that you enjoy the process of learning something new. Sometimes it can be easier to follow the people around you and take courses with the majority, but feel free to experiment as something might surprise you. Also make sure to have fun in the entire process!