Who do I get advising from?
All freshmen, sophomores and incoming transfer students are advised by the academic advisors in the Engineering Advising Center, located in EJCH 108. Find out who the College's academic advisors are.
You can contact the Advising Center at CoENAdvising@unr.edu or (775) 682-7721.
If you are ready to take 300- and 400-level classes in your major, you are advised by your assigned faculty advisor in your department. Find out who your faculty advisor on your department website:
Freshmen, sophomores and transfer students
You are advised by the academic advisors in the College of Engineering. We'll help make sure you start off on the right foot and guide you through both introductory-level engineering courses and University core curriculum requirements.
What you need to know about your advising appointment
Where is the Engineering Advising Center?
The Engineering Advising Center is located in room 108 of Cain Hall (EJCH).
Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.
How can I make an appointment?
We do not have drop in hours. If you are a current student, log in to Navigate using your NetID and password to schedule your appointment with an academic advisor. If you are not a current student, please contact our front desk at (775) 682-7721 to schedule an appointment.
If you are an incoming freshman, please do not schedule an appointment with us at this time. We will advise you at New Student Orientation prior to your first semester.
If you are ready to take 300- and 400-level courses in your major, you are advised by your assigned faculty advisor in your department. You can find who your faculty advisor is at the department websites above.
For questions, you can email us at CoENAdvising@unr.edu or you can call us at (775) 682-7721.
When do I need to see my advisor?
It is important to meet with your advisor on a regular basis. Freshmen and sophomores are required to meet their academic advisor once per semester, prior to registration. However, advisors are available for scheduled appointments year round.
Juniors and seniors should see their assigned faculty advisor every semester as well.
In general, you should see an advisor:
- Every semester before your registration date and time
- If you are considering dropping a class
- To discuss your academic progress
- If you want to learn more about a particular major or minor
- If you are considering graduate school
- To get help applying for graduation
Why is advising important?
The goal of advising is to guide you in meeting your educational goals in the most efficient way. Engineering classes are sequential and often only offered once a year. It's important that you continually verify that you are on the right track to graduate.
Meeting with your advisor regularly is also important because your advisors can assist you with understanding all the university policies and requirements and enable you to graduate on time. If you follow instructions from your advisors and maintain the necessary grades, you'll be on the path to academic success.
What do I need to do to get ready for my appointment?
To make the most out of your advising session, you should:
- Consider which classes you want to take before your appointment
- Make a list of any questions you have so you don't forget to ask about important details
- Bring something to write on and write with