Undergraduate Advising Office



Greetings, and welcome to new students!  During the summer we offer limited in-person advising along with remote options such as phone and Zoom conferences.  Academic advisors Keshia Atkins (right) and Anna Ivy (left), with the help of office administrator Nancy Rahn, will do our best to support you in whatever ways we can, and we just ask that you be patient as we continue to navigate ever-changing safety protocols. 

You can connect with us in a number of ways: 

  1. You can email your questions and concerns. If you have an established relationship with a particular advisor and would like to email her directly you may, or you can email englishadvising@illinois.edu in which case Anna, Keshia, and Nancy will all see your message and the first person able to reply will do so.
  2. If you want to communicate with an advisor in real time, please schedule an appointment by calling the office at 217-333-4346 (note that we do not schedule appointments via email). If you have to leave a message, please include your name, UIN, the reason for the appointment, and your preferred advisor (if any). Someone will get back to you as soon as possible (we do not return calls over the weekend so if you leave a message on Friday evening please expect to hear back no earlier than Monday). Depending on your situation and how urgently you want to meet, you may need to schedule a virtual appointment, but if you prefer an in-person appointment please specify that and we will do our best to accommodate you.  


  • We will not be doing walk-in advising this semester; all in-person appointments must be scheduled in advance.
  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early for a scheduled advising appointment, and be sure to follow all posted directions.
  • Please wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose. 


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English Building, Room 200
608 S. Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801

Phone: 217-333-4346 
Fax: 217-333-4321