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Did you know...The Undergraduate Programs Office is where you find Academic Advisors for any undergraduate student matters or to "see a dean"

Undergraduate Academic Online Advising

Timely Online Forms

Message from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in The Grainger College of Engineering

Responsibilities of Students and Advisors

Walk-in Advising Hours

Best Time to Visit Engineering Hall, 206 for Advising

Helpful Undergrad Advising WIKI Navigation Table (by topic of interest)

Check SP2020 New Deadline Information for all updates for most recent Campus Academic Deadlines

Dear Students: stay safe and please practice Social Distancing. We will help you any way we can, answer your questions, and continue to provide advice and guidance - Dean M.-C. Brunet

ONLINE ADVISING - see for points of contact for all engineering units

The information below is updated often. All hours below for Students to "Meet with and Advisor" or to "Visit ZOOM 206EH" are tentative.

Following University Guidelines, 206 EH advisors are offering online advising
Tell us what you think (anonymous survey) at 

Our business hours are 8:30am-Noon & 1-5pm CDT

Check for Zoom resources and all technology related questions

Please do not use video in Zoom (minimize bandwidth)

Students wanting to Meet with an Advisor

  • March 24-27: 8:30-11:45am & 1-4:30pm (CDT)

Students with Questions (no need to meet with an advisor, or not sure)

  • March 24-27: 10am-Noon & 2-4pm (CDT)
  1. GET IN THE QUEUE: Go to to add yourself for online advising during advising hours. Make sure to use your full name (Preferred Name & Last Name) and to include your NetID.
  2. EXPECT AN EMAIL FROM ENGINEERING@ILLINOIS.EDU: within 5 to 10 minutes, staff will confirm that you are in the 206 EH queue by sending an email to
  3. CONFIGURE ZOOM: Make sure to download and configure ZOOM in advance, so as not to add connection delays.
  4. PREPARE DOCUMENTS: in preparation, please scan or take pictures of documents you have relevant to your advising appointment. We may ask you to email them to us for processing.
  5. EXPECT AN EMAIL FROM AN ADVISOR: An advisor will email you at with instructions and start a ZOOM call with you between advising hours, as soon as they become available.
The advisor will wait up to 7 minutes from the time they sent you email. If you are no longer available for your online appointment you will lose your time ticket, and be removed from the 206 EH queue.
  • Students may come (virtually via Zoom) to 206 EH with questions: Go to Visit ZOOM 206EH - If that fails, use Email/Phone options above.
  • All students in the queue will be able to talk to our Front Desk Staff, one student at a time. Stay tuned for your turn as you wait in line.
  • If you need to see an advisor, we will add you to the common 206 EH queue.

We are in this together!

Please note that advisors will see all students (both from Grainger "" and "visit ZOOM queue") in the order they came.

Links to most frequently used online forms during the next few weeks

Important online form

Timeframe to use between

More information

Add/Drop PortalFebruary 4 - March 27 at 3 pmAdd or Drop Courses

Prerequisite Request Override

Any time before start of term, best if at least 1 week before time ticket opens

Prerequisite and Concurrent Enforcement for Courses

Welcome from the College of Engineering

Welcome to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering’s Undergraduate Advising Wiki. Here, you will find information to help you succeed as an Illinois engineering student, from before your arrival on campus through your graduation, and everything in between.

We understand that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is of significant concern to all of our students. Of primary importance is your health and safety. Please routinely check your email and follow all recommendations from campus, college, and departmental leadership.

To protect the health of our staff and entire community, the services provided by the Undergraduate Programs Office will transition to remote delivery until further notice on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We are still available to help you and work with you during this difficult time, it will just be over the phone or via Zoom, rather than in person. Information on contacting us and on contacting engineering departments can be found at

The Grainger College of Engineering’s Undergraduate Programs Office will continue to stand with you during these uncertain times, supporting you in finding your success as an engineering student. Please reach out to us, the sooner the better, and we will be happy to help.

Jonathan J. Makela
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

The Grainger College of Engineering Undergraduate Student ResponsibilitiesThe Grainger College of Engineering, Eng Hall 206 Advisor Responsibilities
*Check your email often*Respond to student requests in a timely manner
*Respond to College emails as required*Update College website often with timely information
*Review and plan for College and Campus deadlines each term*Communicate  College and Campus deadlines 
*Be familiar with College and Campus policies*Be knowledgeable about College and Campus policies
*Treat others with respect*Treat students with empathy and fairness
*Come to advising meetings prepared*Create a welcoming advising space
*Ask questions and follow advice*Provide accurate, up-to-date information
*Review your degree audit at the beginning of each semester*Collaborate with major Departments to support degree completion

Walk-In Advising Hours - See ONLINE ADVISING

206 Engineering Hall [campus map link]
Monday - Friday: 8:30am-11:45am & 1pm-4:30pm (closed over lunch)

Phone: 217-333-2280        Email:

Want to know the best times of the day to see an advisor in Engineering Hall 206?

The graph below shows lighter (green), moderate (orange) and heavy (red) traffic patterns during an average day. We encourage you to come during a lighter to moderate traffic time period, if possible, to more quickly accommodate your needs.

Helpful Undergrad Advising WIKI Navigation Table

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