Contacting MCB Advising

Online Scheduler: MCB Advising Scheduling App
Drop-in Queue: MCB Drop-in Advising Queue
Phone: 217-333-6774
Email: advising@mcb.illinois.edu
Location: Room 200 Burrill Hall is accessible through room 101 Burrill Hall. Once inside the MCB Learning Center, you will take the stairs, or elevator, to the 2nd floor and check-in with our receptionist.

Regular Business Hours fall and spring semesters): 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday
If you are an international student in need of an appointment outside of regular business hours, please email advising@mcb.illinois.edu to request an appointment at an alternate time.

How To Make An Appointment

Please call 217-333-6774 during normal business hours or use our Online Scheduler. If you get the answering machine please speak slowly and clearly, leaving your name and a phone number where we can reach you. We will return your call as soon as we are able.

For all advising appointments you will be given the choice of in-person, online (via a free app called Zoom, https://illinois.zoom.us/), or over the phone. If you choose the Zoom option an advisor will send you an email invite for the meeting. You must use your Illinois email and NetID password when joining the meeting. If you choose the phone option, please be sure to leave an accurate number where we can reach you.

For students interested in Biochemistry or who would like to see the Biochemistry Advisor, Jeff Goldberg. Please call 217-244-3149 or email jmgoldbe@illinois.edu. Jeff Goldberg's office is located in room 417 Roger Adams Laboratory.

We typically do not accept same day appointments. So please set up a time to meet with your advisor in advance. During busy times, like the beginning of a semester and early registration, it is best to schedule your appointment at least 1 week in advance. If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason please call to cancel or re-schedule. Appointment times vary between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the nature of your question.

Drop-In and Express Advising

Drop in to speak with an MCB advisor to get your questions answered! No appointment needed for drop-in and express advising. Drop-in meetings are offered daily throughout the semester and are designed to be quick, 10 minute sessions. Express appointments provide additional access to advisors and are held during high volume times. They have same format as drop-ins. If a longer discussion is necessary you will be asked to schedule a full 30 minute appointment. Drop-in and express appointments can be in person, online, or by phone. In all cases you must sign in to our queue and follow the directions in the staff message.

Requesting Accommodations

To obtain disability-related adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities should contact the MCB Advising Office at advising@mcb.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6774 as soon as possible before a scheduled advising appointment. Students may also need to contact the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) for assistance. To contact DRES, you may visit 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 333-4603, e-mail disability@illinois.edu or go to the DRES website.