Engineering Academic Advisors

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How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

If no appointments show as available please be sure to check the EXPRESS ADVISING highlighted below.

Express Advising is intended for quick 5-minute questions, please come prepared with questions.

Click here to log in and view the Express Advising Times PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR MSU EMAIL AND NOT GMAIL ACCOUNT.

The appointment system opens up 14 days in advance. If you do not see anything open, it means that the advisor is full for the next 14 days. 

You must schedule an appointment 24 hours in advance. 

To schedule an appointment with your advisor:

  1. Go to and log in with your MSU NetID and password.
  2. Click the "Academic Progress" tile from the Student's homepage. 
  3. Click the tab on the left, labeled "Advising/Tutoring Appointments."
  4. To schedule a new appointment, click "Create New Appointment."
  5. Fill out the "New Appointment" section details. 
  6. Select an advisor meeting your criteria. SELECT MAJOR and Appointment Type ZOOM or PHONE (Summer Only)
  7. After reviewing the appointment details, click "Book It!"
  • You will receive an email with an appointment confirmation once you click “Book It!”
  • You also need to make sure you are registered for two-factor authentication (2FA). Students who are not registered will be prompted to do so before logging in. Register or learn more at these links. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH TWO FACTOR CONTACT MSU IT.

Note: If the appointment is successfully created, a green box will show at the bottom confirming. If the appointment was not successfully created, a red box and pop-up will occur notifying you the appointment was not created. Visit the Student Guide for Scheduling Advising/Tutoring Appointments for additional assistance with scheduling appointments and viewing drop-in availability.

Click on Majors or Minors below for a drop-down menu of advisor information by major or minor.

NEW SPRING 2023 Introducing our UGS Peer Advisor, Emily Gatrell (she/her/hers)

Hi! My name is Emily, over the past two summers I have helped the Engineering academic advisors during New Student Orientation (NSO). During this time, I helped students build their class schedules and work through any challenges that they may have when working in the Student Information System (SIS). Additionally, I have been helping in the Advising Center in Wilson Hall where I have been helping students work through time management challenges they may be having, by giving tips that helped me when I was taking the same classes. As a peer advisor, my hope is to help students answer questions that they may be having about classes, the transition to college, and college life. 

Please visit this page here to view when you may connect with me for peer advising.

Topics I can help out with:

  • Looking for Off-Campus Housing.
  • Questions about how a class is run/syllabus questions.
  • Troubleshooting class/group or roommate challenges.
  • How to get in contact with CAPS/mental health services 
  • Navigating college, majors & minors
    • Ex) Interested in a minor but not sure and just need someone to bounce ideas off of. 

Engineering Exploratory Preference

Exploring Engineering majors at MSU? Contact Erica Weeks at

Applied Engineering Sciences

Please email Dr. Amanda Idema,

Biosystems Engineering

John Denny, 103B Farrall Hall or G60 Wilson Hall, 

Chemical Engineering

Lindsay Naylor, G60 Wilson Hall,

Civil Engineering

Sharita Williamson, G60 Wilson Hall,

Computational Data Science

Billy Massey, G60 Wilson Hall,

Computer Engineering

CPE students will need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on year at MSU.

1st Year - John Denny, 103B Farrall Hall or G60 Wilson Hall, 

2nd - 4th Year - Dr. Amanda Idema, C101 Wilson Hall,

Computer Science

General Questions may be emailed to For more specific academic-related questions please find your assigned advisor by your last name below.

CSE students need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on the student’s last name.

Last Name A-G, Candyce Lundeen, G60 Wilson Hall, 

Last Name H-N – Billy Massey, G60 Wilson Hall,

Last Name O-Z – Liz Kubias, G60 Wilson Hall,

Electrical Engineering

EE students will need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on year at MSU.

1st Year - John Denny, 103B Farrall Hall or G60 Wilson Hall, 

2nd - 4th Year - Dr. Amanda Idema, C101 Wilson Hall,

Environmental Engineering

Sharita Williamson, G60 Wilson Hall,

Materials Science & Engineering

Lindsay Naylor, G60 Wilson Hall,

Mechanical Engineering

ME students will need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on earned credits or Last Name for 56+.

0-55 credits and 56+ Last Name A-K - Jeffrey Tsang, G60 Wilson Hall, 

56+ credits Last Name L-Z- Gaile Griffore, 2560 Engineering Building, 517-355-3338 (Call for an appointment),


Minor in Energy 

John Denny, 103B Farrall Hall or G60 Wilson Hall,

Minor in Materials Science & Engineering 

Lindsay Naylor, G60 Wilson Hall,

Minor in Information Technology

Liz Kubias, G60 Wilson Hall,

Minor in Computer Science

Liz Kubias, G60 Wilson Hall,


If you are not a current MSU student and are interested in transferring to MSU to pursue an engineering major, please visit the Future Engineers website

Lindsay Naylor,

If you are a directly admitted transfer student to the College of Engineering, please go back to the advising page and select "Students that have been formally admitted to the College of Engineering" to schedule your advising appointment.

Advising Information

How often should I meet with my advisor?

We suggest that you meet with your advisor regularly, at least once a semester, to receive assistance with major selection, schedule planning, utilizing MSU resources, career planning and much more!  Anytime you may have an academic question you should contact your advisor, while some questions can be handled by email, many issues benefit from a face-to-face conversation.

How should I prepare for my advising appointment?

Before visiting your advisor, you should:

  • Reflect on how you are doing in your classes.
  • Review the degree program requirements for the majors that interest you.
  • Think about any questions you might have about your major, the College of Engineering, or the University.
  • During annual enrollment (in the spring) think about classes you might be interested in taking during the summer and next year.  Click here (.doc) and print the schedule planning worksheet to help you plan your future academic schedule.

Your advisor is assigned to you based on your major and class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). If you're a member of the Honors College, you will have a specific advisor for that program in addition to your College of Engineering advisor.

New Student Orientation Information

Our academic advisors look forward to meeting each one of you at New Student Orientation (NSO)!  There, you will be able to meet with us individually to address your immediate concerns and resolve many issues on the spot.  In addition to helping formulate your first year of classes, our professional staff will also give an overview of the College of Engineering -- including the many services and opportunities you will find as a Spartan Engineering student.

Future students on an MSU AOP tour
Future students on an MSU New Student Orientation tour.

For most of you, NSO will be the first of many ongoing meetings with your academic advisor.  You will begin the process of working together with us to set goals for your academic, professional and personal life.  It is our belief that the College of Engineering and Michigan State University will change your life for the better if you set strong goals and strive to achieve them.  You are in charge of this process, and we are here to encourage you in whatever way we can.

The New Student Orientation website,, will give you more information and help you get ready for orientation.