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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 Advising

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

Responsibilities of Students and Advisors

Best Time of Day to Seek Advice from a 206 Engineering Hall Advisor

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

We are in this together!

Please know that we are here virtually and in-person to support you for a successful semester. See information below on how to contact us!

206 Engineering Hall Advising Hours - Monday through Friday 9am - 12pm & 1 - 4:30pm CST

UPO Academic Advisors will not be available April 29, 1 - 4:30 pm CST 

  • You have an advising question? Meet an Advisor/Staff between 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4:30 pm CST:

    • Virtually - Advisor/Staff-  Read More

    • In Person - Academic Advisors - none until further notice - Read More

    • Appointments - Academic Advisors - Read More

  • You have a simple question or you are not sure if you need to meet and Advisor? Ask our Front Desk Staff between 9 am - 12 pm CST & 1 pm - 4:30 pm CST:

    • Virtually - Front Desk Staff - Read More

    • In person - Front Desk Staff - none until further notice - Read More

Before contacting us, please visit For questions about Fall 2020, please first visit the University's Fall 2020 Instruction FAQ page.

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For Spring 2021 academic policy changes see:

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

Want to know the best times of the day to speak with an 206 Engineering Hall advisor?

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

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