School of MCB COVID-19 Information
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Contact Information

Phone: (217) 333-6774
Online Scheduler: MCB Advising Scheduling App
Walk-in Queue: MCB Walk-in Advising Queue
Website: MCB Advising Home Page

Social Media

Facebook: MCB Advising Facebook Group
Twitter: @MCBAdvising

COVID-19 Advising Procedures

All advising appointments are currently being conducted virtually, via phone or through a free app called Zoom, 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. Should you require an in person meeting or a meeting outside of regular business hours, please email with your request.

We will be increasing monitoring of our email address and doing our best to answer questions within 24 hours. If a question requires a detailed response, or if you have questions about things that we cannot discuss via email (like grades), we will ask you to make an appointment using one of the other methods discussed above.

Regular Business Hours
(Fall and Spring semesters):
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central US Time
If you are an international student in need of an appointment outside of regular business hours, please email to request an appointment at an alternate time. We may have reduced hours at certain times throughout the semester. Please be sure to check the announcements page for the most up to date hours.

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. To attend walk-in advising, please sign in to our queue and follow the directions on in the staff message.

For students interested in Biochemistry or who would like to see the Biochemistry Advisor, Jeff Goldberg. Please call 217-244-3149 or email 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.

Requesting Accommodations
To obtain disability-related adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities should contact the MCB Advising Office at 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 or go to the DRES website.

Express Advising
Drop in to speak with an MCB advisor to get your questions answered! No appointment needed for Express Advising. These meetings are offered at specific times throughout the semester and are designed to be quick, 10 minute sessions. If a longer discussion is necessary you will be asked to schedule a full 30 minute appointment. Please check our announcements page for the days and times of Express Advising.