Undergraduate Advising Office



Greetings, and welcome to new students!  In Spring 2022 we are offering 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 safety protocols that will at times limit our availability or use of space.

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 available (and equipped) 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. 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.
  • 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.  


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

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