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Appointments for current MSU students will be posted at student.msu.edu starting the third week of the semester. If no appointments show as available, please check Express Advising.

Advisor contact information

Engineering Exploratory Preference
Lindsay Naylor, G60 Wilson Hall, naylorli@msu.edu


Applied Engineering Sciences
Elizabeth Weiland, G60 Wilson Hall, weilan18@msu.edu


Biosystems Engineering
John Denny, 103B Farrall Hall or G60 Wilson Hall, dennyjoh@msu.edu


Chemical Engineering
Lindsay Naylor, G60 Wilson Hall, naylorli@msu.edu


Civil Engineering
Sharita Williamson, G60 Wilson Hall, will1809@msu.edu


Computational Data Science
Billy Massey II, G60 Wilson Hall, masseybi@msu.edu


Computer Engineering (CPE)
Dr. Amanda Idema, C101 Wilson Hall, agidema@msu.edu 


Computer Science (CSE)
General Questions may be emailed to cseadvising@egr.msu.edu. 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-E - Miranda Endres, G60 Wilson Hall, endresm3@msu.edu
Last Name F-L – Candyce Lundeen, G60 Wilson Hall, hillcand@msu.edu
Last Name M-R - Billy Massey, G60 Wilson Hall, masseybi@msu.edu
Last Name S-Z – Lindsay Naylor, G60 Wilson Hall, naylorli@msu.edu


Electrical Engineering (EE)
Christina Snyder, G60 Wilson Hall, krauschr@msu.edu 


Environmental Engineering (ENE)
John Denny, 103 Farrall Hall or G60 Wilson Hall, dennyjoh@msu.edu


Materials Science and Engineering
Lindsay Naylor, G60 Wilson Hall, naylorli@msu.edu


Mechanical Engineering (ME)
ME students will need to schedule an appointment with their advisor based on earned credits or Last Name.
0-55 credits Last Name L-Z - Margo Glew, G60 Wilson Hall, glewmarg@msu.edu
0-55 credits Last Name A-K and 56-87 credits Last Name A-K - Jeffrey Tsang, G60 Wilson Hall, tsangjef@msu.edu
56-87 credits Last Name L-Z and ALL 88+ credits - Gaile Griffore, 2560 Engineering Building, gaile@msu.edu

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

If you are a transfer student who is currently attending MSU, please see the "Contact for majors" section to find the advisor of your intended engineering major.


Schedule advising appointment

Follow this link to login and view the express advising times. Please note: You must be logged into your MSU email and not a Gmail account.

Express Advising is intended for quick 5-minute questions. Please come prepared with questions. 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 https://student.msu.edu/ and log in with your MSU NetID and password.
  2. Click the "Academic Progress" tile from the Students 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 and appointment type.
  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.

Emily Gatrell sitting outside on a cloudy day

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.

Topics I can help with:

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

Follow this link to login and view times you may connect with me for peer advising.


Advising information

For questions on Academic Status (Good Standing, Academic Probation, Recess, Dismissal) please contact Erica Weeks, Director of Advising, at fiaskye@msu.edu.

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.

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.

Your advisor is assigned to you based on your major and class standing (first-year, 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.