ADVISING RESOURCES FOR ENGINEERS

Grainger Engineering College Advisors can help with any college-level concerns.

Location:  1308 W. Green St.
Engineering Hall Building, room 206
Urbana, IL 61801

Advising information here

Phone: 217-333-2280

Email: engineering@illinois.edu

Your Department Office can help with any departmental-level concerns.

Contact an advisor in your undergraduate department office. This includes, but is not limited to: Department Contacts-click here!

coursework planning
major planning
specific major questions
concerns about academic performance
general questions about your major you don’t know who else to ask…
general questions about your major
course selection

senior thesis questions

questions about the department

Your Faculty Advisor can assist you with general course planning.

Your department advising team can help if you have any specific questions about college or departmental policy, or plan to take a non-typical course/program of study.

career information, including jobs and internships
research interests or current research opportunities
general questions about your field of study/graduate school
coursework planning
concentrations in the major
big picture questions about the field you are interested in

Additional Resources

1) Engineering Advising Wiki: For any and all information regarding college policies, restricted coursework, etc. please bookmark https://wiki.cites.illinois.edu/wiki/display/ugadvise/Undergrad+Advising+Home.

2) Engineering Career Services (ECS): The College of Engineering has its own career development and placement office, located at 3270 Digital Computing Lab, (217) 333-1960. It is important to start career development early! http://ecs.engineering.illinois.edu/

3) Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE): Manage the academic rigor of the college at CARE. Please familiarize yourself with the various resources available to you there at
engineering.illinois.edu/care

4) Engineering IT: Student Services & Support for ALL technology needs.

Engineering IT Help Desks are located at: 2302 Siebel Center, 3080 ECE Building, 1129 Mechanical Engineering Lab, 264 Coordinated Science Lab, and 264 Materials Research Lab
We are available for all IT-related questions and requests at ews@illinois.edu or by phone at (217) 333-1313

Final Tips

Read emails sent from the College. You are responsible for the information sent to you by the College. Secure messages can be read here

Use the Course Change Portal. From the 10th day of classes until the Campus Drop Deadline, you must use the Course Change Portal to make course change requests. Please keep an eye out for an email with instructions.

Engineering has restricted courses! You cannot drop certain courses after the 10th day of classes. Please go here

Don’t wait to come in with concerns. We are here to support you and we want you to be successful. That said, you may encounter difficulties and the earlier you come in to talk with the College, the more options we have to help.