ECE Undergraduate Advising Office

Upon acceptance into the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering students are assigned a primary academic advisor for an individualized and consistent advising experience. Students are welcome to see any advisor for walk-in issues, but will complete registration and discuss any significant issues during appointments with their primary advisor. Should an urgent or critical issue arise, students are encouraged to contact the ECE Undergraduate Office or stop by during office hours.

Office Hours

MTWF: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Th: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
(Eastern Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time Observed)


Babak Ziaie, Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs
Angela Rainwater, Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising and Schedule Deputy
Cynthia Quillen, Senior Academic Advisor and Assessment Assistant
Leigh Ann Fabries, Senior Academic Advisor and ECESS Advisor
Giselle Salina-Bender, Academic Advisor and ECE Ambassador Advisor
Jamie Seadeek, Academic Advisor and Professional Practice Assistant
Nancy Vestal, Academic Advisor and Scholarship Coordinator
Yuxiang Wang, Academic Advisor and Intercultural Support Coordinator
Zachary Wyman, Academic Advisor


An appointment should be made to cover issues requiring more than 10 minutes, such as:  primary registration meetings; Study Abroad discussion; academic or personal concerns; plan of study changes/discussions; academic probation meetings, etc.  Students who would like to make an appointment with their primary academic advisor may do so through BoilerConnect.  Please note that same day appointments are not available and a walk-in should be used for urgent matters.  Students who wish to meet with an advisor regarding scholarships, co-ops, internships, study abroad, and CODO should contact the office by calling 765-494-3390 or by coming to the ECE Undergraduate Office (MSEE 140). If a student arrives more than 5 minutes late to an appointment he/she may be asked to reschedule. As our International Student Support Coordinator, Dr. Yuxiang Wang also takes appointments for international students who wish to discuss issues regarding transitioning to Purdue and ECE. 


An ECE Academic Advisor will be available for walk-ins during the below times  A walk-in is appropriate for quick issues that will take less than 10 minutes, such as:  adding/dropping a course; signing up for research (eg. ECE 49600); quick general questions; getting a form signed; changing the grade mode to pass/no pass, etc.  Be aware that due to unforeseen circumstances the posted walk-in advisor may change on short notice; however, there will be an advisor available during that time.  Please know that there will be times the office closes during posted normal business hours or for occasional need.  Please see the information below to determine if you should see an advisor during walk-ins or schedule an appointment with your primary advisor:

NOTE:  Due to social distancing for the Spring 2021 semester, advisor will be working 100% remotely through March 12th and walk-ins are being handled virtually through Zoom.  Advisors will return to an in-office rotating schedule starting Monday, March 15th for appointments when determined necessary.  To meet with the advisor, click on their name during their identified times.  The passcode to enter the advisor's waiting room is "WALKINS".  Just like you are waiting in the office, please be patient as the advisor may be with another student, they will be with you shortly.  If a face-to-face appointment is necessary, you must wear a mask to the ECE Undergraduate Office. 

Walk-In Office Hours (EST)

MTWF: 8:30 to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Th: 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Semester Walk-In Schedule






Contact Us

ECE Undergraduate Office
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials and Electrical Engineering Building, Room 140
501 Northwestern Ave.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2035

Phone: +1 (765) 494.3390
FAX: +1 (765) 494.3393