Important Notice Regarding Advising

The College of Engineering Advising Center values the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, College of Engineering Academic Advisors are working remotely at this time and in person services are not available on campus. Note: While we are not available for in person assistance, please be aware that the College of Engineering Advising Center has moved to the Scrugham Engineering and Mines Building, Suite 131.

Spring 2021 Virtual Front Desk

From 9am-5pm Monday-Friday*, feel free to stop by our Zoom Virtual Front Desk for any general questions you have.

*The Virtual Front Desk is currently not available Mondays from 9:00am-1:30pm and Tuesdays from 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Meeting ID: 994 5208 3758
Password: 6u847v

(Your NSHE ID will be required for admittance, make sure to have this available when joining)

 *Please Note: The Virtual Front Desk is subject to staff availability, and may be closed on short notice.


Appointments are being held over Zoom or by phone at this time. Zoom meeting information will be included in your confirmation email. Please make sure your preferred phone number is correct in MyNevada. 

Email Support

For help, you can email us at If you are already in contact with an advisor, please continue working with them directly. We will return emails from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Phone Support

For any general questions or if you were unable to schedule an appointment online, please call our remote front desk at (775) 386-2164 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

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 located in Suite 131 of the Scrugham Engineering and Mines Building.

    Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

  • How can I make an appointment?

    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) 386-2164 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 or you can call us at (775) 386-2164.

  • 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

College of Engineering advisors

Ryan Abrahamian
Ryan Abrahamian
Academic Advisor He, him, his
(775) 386-2164
SEM 131A
Ivy Chin
Ivy Chin
Academic Advising Coordinator
(775) 386-2164
SEM 130A
Malia Mitooka-Ferranto
Malia Mitooka-Ferranto
Academic Advisor
(775) 386-2164
SEM 131B
Syreeta  Williams
Syreeta Williams
Academic Advisor
(775) 386-2164
SEM 127

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