Undergraduate Advising Office



Greetings, and welcome to what we recognize is a very unusual and challenging fall semester!  Rest assured that academic advisors Keshia Atkins (right) and Anna Ivy (left), with the help of office administrator Nancy Rahn, will continue to offer a full range of advising services during the Fall 2020 semester and that we will do our very best to support you. Our physical office is closed for the time being so all advising will be virtual until further notice. You can connect with us in one or both of the following ways: 

  1. You can email us your questions and concerns, and we will email you back. 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 available (and equipped) to reply will do so.
  2. If you want to communicate with an advisor in real time, please schedule an appointment (phone or zoom, your choice) by calling the office at 217-333-4346 between 9:00 and noon or between 1:00 and 4:00 (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. 



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

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