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Undergraduate Advising Appointments

Online scheduler info

You will be required to log in using your U-M uniqname and kerberos password. Once logged in, choose a reason for your appointment, advisor preference if you have one, and then select a time frame in which you would like to meet with an advisor. Click the “List Appointments” button and a list of all available appointments matching your criteria will be returned.

Please note: If you do not see any advising appointments, additional appointments will likely be added in the near future. In addition, you can attend drop-in advising, no appointment necessary (see details below).

Most UAO advising appointments are currently being held in a remote format. If you would like an in person appointment, they are available upon request. Email ugadmin@eecs.umich.edu for help scheduling.

Staff advisors handle the majority of advising needs for all programs (CS-Eng, CS-LSA, DS-Eng, and CS minor), such as course planning, declarations, releases/senior audits, facilitating forms/exceptions/requests, and connection to various resources including career planning, wellness, course planning, and campus involvement.

  • Gray Strain
  • Jill Coughlin
  • Li Harper
  • Shelby Eddy
  • Obi Unaeze
  • Taylor Bruns

Faculty advisors are best equipped to handle additional advising questions related to industry knowledge, course content, and graduate school. They are a great resource for questions that are best answered by someone with direct knowledge in the CS or DS fields. Please note the programs each faculty is assigned to advise on below:
*FA21-WN22 Faculty Advisors:

  • CS-Eng
  • Mosharaf Chowdhury 
  • David Paoletti 
  • Jeff Ringenberg 
  • Elliot Soloway 
  • Leqi Zhu
  • *Faculty Advisors subject to change each academic year.
  • CS-LSA
  • Bill Arthur
  • Jonathan Beaumont
  • Laura Burdick
  • Marcus Darden
  • DS-Eng
  • Peter Honeyman
  • John Kloosterman
  • Sindhu Kutty

In addition, students can ask quick questions virtually with a UAO staff member Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-12pm & 1-4pm via this Zoom link. Please note, this is not the same as virtual drop-in advising, which takes place on Wednesdays only. If your wait time is longer than a few minutes or the host has not yet started the meeting, please come back later or send us a message at ugadmin@eecs.umich.edu.

After making an appointment

  • A Google Calendar invite with a link will be sent to you the morning of your appointment. At the time of your appointment, you may click the link to meet with your advisor via video chat.
  • Please have a copy of your unofficial audit and unofficial transcript open on your computer before the start of your appointment. These can be generated on Wolverine Access.
  • At the time of your appointment, please click the Zoom link to join a video chat with your advisor. If your advisor has not yet joined the chat, please stay connected until they arrive. They may be finishing up their prior appointment, and will connect with you as soon as possible.
  • Please attempt to join the chat in a quiet location. If you are unable to use video during your chat, the Zoom link can be used with voice only.

Drop-in Wednesdays

Staff advisors will offer virtual drop-in advising from 9:00-10:30 AM and 1:00-2:30 PM every Wednesday for computer science students with quick questions. You may wish to discuss short-term course planning, program advising, grading options, or career planning, etc.

Please note: No drop-in advising Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (AM or PM).

Any detailed conversation you anticipate will require more than 10 minutes should be directed to an individual advising appointment through our online scheduler above instead. We encourage you to reflect on the nature of your question and use your best judgement to determine which appointment resources would be the best fit for you so we can accommodate all students appropriately.

Declaring a CSE major

Please sign up to attend one of our virtual group declaration orientations.

Please note: It is not necessary to attend a group declaration orientation for the CS Minor, it can be done online: Request to declare the CS minor.

If you would like to declare Multiple Dependent Degree Program (MDDP), please schedule a regular advising appointment instead.

Peer Advising

Peer Advisors can help answer quick questions regarding policies, course combinations and workload, and important deadlines.

Our Peer Advisors can be reached at cse.peeradvisors@umich.edu and will reply to emails during their regular business hours of Tuesdays 10 am-12 pm, Wednesdays 9 am-12 pm, and Thursdays 10 am-12 pm.

View Peer Advisor work hours, office hours, and newly declared T-shirt pickup times.


Any CSE student can petition for modification of academic requirements specific to their CSE major or minor. A petition can be submitted to the relevant CSE Chief Program Advisor. Examples of petitions.

Make sure to select your CSE program, provide detailed rationale, and include a syllabus of the class in question. Enough information must be provided in order for the Chief Program Advisor to have adequate information to make an informed decision.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a petition decision.