Penn State College of Engineering Penn State Mark 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 ENGR students at UP only) Walk-in Appointments (for ENGR students at UP only)

The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) primarily serves as the academic advising resource for students in pre-major status (ENGR) at University Park. Regardless of 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.

In the fall and spring semesters, ENGR students have access to faculty advisers (one from each major). Professional advisers are available year long. To request an appointment with a professional adviser in the EAC, please use the following guideline:

  • Students whose last names begin with A to F: Matt Biddle
  • Students whose last names begin with G to M: Jeff Hill
  • Students whose last names begin with N to S: Alisha Simon
  • Students whose last names begin with T to Z: Georjanne Williams

The professional advisers are also available for counseling and discussion of non-academic matters.

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 their current semester schedule in the Engineering Advising Center, go to Faculty Adviser Schedule.

Once students have been admitted to a College of Engineering major, they will be assigned to a faculty adviser in that major.

Students should meet with an adviser at least once per semester. Appointments are made a half-hour intervals, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In case of urgent need or an emergency, please come to or call the EAC immediately.