First-Year Advising

Academic advising for first-year students is organized by the SEAS Undergraduate Affairs Office. Every first-year engineering student is assigned an engineering faculty member to serve as an adviser. Each first-year adviser is a fellow in a residential college and has about 10 to 12 advisees from that college. The deans and directors of studies in the residential colleges also play a key role in the academic lives of undergraduates.

The Explore Engineering majors fair in the fall and Departmental Open Houses in the spring are important sources of information about potential engineering majors.

As preparation for careers in a global technological and economic community, engineering students are encouraged to obtain international experience by studying or working abroad. Engineering students are also encouraged to obtain professional experience in industry or research through summer internships and jobs.

The SEAS Undergraduate Affairs Office works closely with the six engineering departments and with University offices such as the Office of the Dean of the College and the residential colleges. The office ensures that B.S.E. students are being well advised, responds to questions about the curriculum and academic support, promotes student participation in international study, and fosters the professional development of engineering students.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Affairs Office in C209 Engineering Quad with any question about the engineering program of study.