First-Year Advising for College of Engineering Students

Prospective Students

If you are a prospective First-Year student (coming to college for the first time out of high school) you can email your questions to: askengineering@oregonstate.edu.  Starting Fall 2019, all first-year students will be General Engineering students and will declare their engineering major by the end of their first year. 

If you are an prospective Transfer student, you can reach out to an advisor in your major.  The websites for advising are listed under “Advisors for Returning and Transfer Engineering Students” on the bottom of this page.

First-Year Advising Mission

We serve and support first-year students in the College of Engineering with regular collaborative interactions in order to:

  • Provide a compass for the academic and career exploration process by challenging students to examine the links between their goals, values, and interests;
  • Help students navigate complex university structures by explaining and applying procedures, policies, and processes;
  • Assist in the successful transition to college by encouraging students to access appropriate campus resources and extracurricular engagement, and to feel included, empowered, and involved in a community of engineering scholars. 

Drop-in hours for Fall Term

Week 0 (starting 9/25) and Week 1 of the term:  8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Johnson 114

Week 2 through Finals Week:  4:00pm-4:30pm Monday-Friday in Johnson 114.

Scheduling an Appointment

If you have attended a START Orientation session for First-Year Students or changed into the College of Engineering in your first year, you are assigned an academic advisor based on your last name.  Additionally, you will be enrolled in a First-Year Engineering Students Canvas Course. This Canvas Studio is a non-credit, non-graded, free site designed to help you navigate your first year at Oregon State University. You will find information on advising, career and major exploration, clubs and extra-curricular activities and gain the skills to successfully explore your major, the College of Engineering and OSU.  Canvas is also where you will schedule appointments during Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms.  

The Office of Student Services (Johnson 114) is open from 8:00am-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

 If you would like to contact an advisor please use the email links below or call 541-737-5236.


Centralized Advisors (First-Year)

Student Last Name
Starts with A - C

hillary mcmillan

Hilary McMillan
Professional Advisor
114 Johnson Hall
hilary.mcmillan@oregonstate.edu

Student Last Name
Starts with D - G

Sarah Kyllo

Sarah Kyllo
First-Year Head Advisor
114 Johnson Hall
sarah.kyllo@oregonstate.edu

 

Student Last Name
Starts with H - L

Michelle White

Michelle White
Professional Advisor
114 Johnson Hall
michelle.white@oregonstate.edu

 

Student Last Name
Starts with M - R

aaron worley

Aaron Worley
Professional Advisor
114 Johnson Hall
aaron.worley@oregonstate.edu

Student Last Name
Starts with S - Z

Julia Rosenzweig

Julia Rosenzweig
Professional Advisor 
114 Johnson Hall
julia.rosenzweig@oregonstate.edu


Common Questions 

Need to find the Advising Offices?  Searchable campus map

How can I find what courses are required for my major?  Curriculum Guides

What majors are offered?  Areas of Study

How does advising work in the first year?  First year Advising Syllabus

Where can I go for tutoring or academic support?  Student Success 

How can I find out about Engineering Student Clubs or Organizations?  Engineering Student Council

How can I find out about the First-Year Experience at OSU?  OSU First Year Website 

What policies in COE should I be aware of?  Undegraduate Policy Manual


Advisors for Returning & Transfer Engineering Students

Chemical, Biological, Environmental Engineering
Civil, Architectural,Construction Engineering Management
Ecological Engineering
Electrical Engineering,Computer Science
Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing,Energy Systems Engineering
Nuclear Engineering,Radiation Health Physics