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Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate first-year students are advised by the Tickle College of Engineering Advising Services.

Sophomores through seniors are assigned a professional advisor and faculty mentor in EECS. Students will need to meet with their professional advisor once a year to plan their schedule and get cleared for course registration. Faculty mentors provide guidance and advice on career and employment opportunities, graduate school, and EECS elective courses.

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Looking for Engineering Advising?

Engineering Advising Office personnel are working remotely until further notice. Advisors are available and ready to assist you via e-mail or phone! Advising appointments are ongoing and will take place via phone or Zoom.

Current Students: Schedule an appointment with your advisor in Vol Academic Connect (accessible through MyUTK). If you are not an engineering major but would like to be, search for “To Engineering” appointments. If no appointments are available, please call or e-mail.

Get In Touch

Please call 865-974-4008 to speak to an advising staff member or leave a voicemail. When you leave a voicemail, be sure to leave your name, student ID, phone number, e-mail, and your reason for calling. Someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

If you would prefer to email us, please send general questions to If you have a specific question for your advisor, please e-mail Mike Taylor or Joanna Rathbone directly.

EECS Advisors

Mike TaylorMike Taylor, Master Advisor
401A Min H. Kao Building

Joanna Rathbone

Joanna Rathbone, Senior Advisor
401B Min H. Kao Building