Penn State College of Engineering Penn State College of Engineering

Academic Advising for ENGR Students at University Park

Engineering Advising Center

208 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802

814-863-1033 |

web appointment request system (for E N G R students at U P only) walk-in appointments (for E N G R students at U P only)

The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) primarily serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Regardless of their campus location or major status, students may always contact the EAC for information or referrals. To contact an EAC adviser, email Do NOT use this email address to request an appointment.

To request an appointment with an adviser, ENGR students at UP may use the appointment request link above, call our front desk at 814-863-1033, or stop by 208 Hammond Building. Students who are not at UP or who are in another academic college at Penn State may set up a phone appointment with an Engineering adviser by calling 814-863-1033. When requesting an appointment with a professional adviser in the EAC, please use the following guideline:

  • Students whose last names begin with A to H: Jennifer Saltsgiver
  • Students whose last names begin with I to Q: Jennifer Lachendro
  • Students whose last names begin with R to Z: Georjanne Williams

Students should meet with an adviser at least once per semester.

During fall and spring semesters, a faculty member from each of the College’s University Park majors spends three hours per week in the Engineering Advising Center in 208 Hammond Building. For the name of the faculty member representing each major and the day that they are in the Engineering Advising Center, go to Faculty Adviser Schedule. Meeting with a faculty adviser can be especially helpful when a student is working on long-term scheduling plans (for ROTC, a semester study abroad, concurrent majors, etc.) or would like to learn whether a specific engineering major might be a good fit for his/her interests and goals.