The Economics Undergraduate Advising Office provides a broad variety of services to assist undergraduate students in academic development. While our primary role is to advise Economics majors on strategies for degree completion, we also assist students on a number of related issues including: university policies, career choices, social and personal adjustment to university life, and opportunities such as study abroad and internships.

Advising for Economics majors is not mandatory. However, students are encouraged to meet with an advisor on a periodic basis to at least confirm progress in meeting degree requirements.

Advising Hours, Location, and Contact Information

The ECON Advising Office has shifted to remote advising due to UMD's response to COVID-19 and efforts to de-densify campus.

Advisors will be available Monday through Friday from 8am - 4:30pm by email, phone, scheduled video chats via Zoom, and Zoom Drop-in hours.

  • EMAIL - The best way to reach ECON advising is through email at econadvising [at] umd [dot] edu. If you prefer to email a specific advisor directly, see below for direct contact information.
     
  • PHONE - You can call an advisor directly at the phone numbers listed below. You do not need an appointment. If the advisor does not answer they may be working with another student or in a meeting so leave a voice message and they will return your call.
     
  • ZOOM SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS - If you would like to schedule a video chat, send an email including your full name, UID, and availability. An advisor will respond with a scheduled appointment time.
     
  • ZOOM DROP-INS - If you have a short question about your class schedule, course registration, course permissions, etc. (10-15 minutes) you can sign in to the ECON Drop-In Zoom room to meet with an available advisor without an appointment during the specified days and times listed below.

***Drop-In Hours: Mondays 1pm - 4pm & Thursdays 10am - 1pm*** 
 

Sign in to ECON Drop-In Advising

*After signing in for drop-in advising you will be provided a link to join the Zoom waiting room and an advisor will admit you into the meeting as soon as possible.
There may be students ahead of you so it may take a few minutes to meet with the advisor.

NOTE: All students who wish to declare ECON as their major must be complete a several step process which is outlined in detail here.

Advising Staff

Phylicia Nance
Academic Advisor
3108D Tydings Hall
301-405-3513
pnance [at] umd [dot] edu

Alice Szczepaniak
Academic Advisor
3108A Tydings Hall
301-405-3503
amszczep [at] umd [dot] edu

Shanna Edinger May
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
3108C Tydings Hall
301-405-7845
sedinge1 [at] umd [dot] edu

Other Advising Resources on Campus