Greetings, and welcome to new students! In Fall 2021 we will begin the transition back to in-person advising while continuing to offer 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. We do ask that you be patient as we learn to navigate new safety protocols!
You can connect with us in the following ways:
- You can email 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 firstname.lastname@example.org in which case Anna, Keshia, and Nancy will all see your message and the first person available (and equipped) to reply will do so.
- 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. 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY GUIDELINES:
- We will not be doing walk-in advising this semester.
- Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early for a scheduled advising appointment, and be sure to follow all posted directions.
- You must be wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
- You will be asked to show your Safer Illinois app screen to demonstrate that you have a current "green light" to enter the building. If you do not, please call to reschedule your appointment, and do not come into the building. In the interests of both safety and fairness, we will make no exceptions to this rule.
- Visit our blog (which includes a weekly round-up of events, activities, and resources)
- Check out the Kanna Podcasts
- Get involved in departmental activities
- Explore campus resources (tools for managing your degree and supports for when you're struggling)
- Follow us on Facebook (illinoisenglish) and Instagram (@illinoisenglish and @cwillinois)
- Meet some current students and recent graduates
English Building, Room 200
608 S. Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801