College of LAS Advising
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has its own set of advisors to help you reach the college’s requirements. LAS advisors can help you handle issues like withdrawing from a class. You can schedule an appointment through https://las.uic.edu/advising/. The LAS advising offices are located on the 3rd floor of University Hall.
EaES Academic Advisor – Mr. Greg Keller
The Department urges all its majors to go to the EaES Academic Advisor, Greg Keller, for consultation once a semester. Meeting regularly with Greg can help you make a good curriculum plan and prevent mistakes in course selection. Students can also schedule an appointment by going to https://las.uic.edu/advising/major-minor-advising. Appointments are required for M, W-F. Walk-in advising occurs on Tuesdays from 9:00-noon & 1:00-4:00 (but no DARS review/course planning during walk-in advising).
Director of Undergraduate Studies – Professor Fabien Kenig
Professor Fabien Kenig can provide general information and advice about being an EaES major or minor. If you are interested in doing undergraduate research or finding an internship, you should talk to Professor Kenig. He can also provide advice on graduate school and careers.
The best time for advising is by the twelfth week of the semester, after you have received your Advance Registration materials. To successfully comply with the College and EaES requirements is sometimes difficult. Avoid surprises during your Senior year by seeking advice early and often.
Different resources available to undergraduate students majoring in EAES.
UIC’s Terra Society is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Meetings are Fridays at noon in 1280 SEL. You can find more information about the group here: https://eaes.red.uic.edu/about/terra-society/
Join us for our Department seminars on Thursdays at 2:00 PM in room 238 SES. The seminars are followed by refreshments at 3:00 PM in Room 2460 SES. For more information or to meet with the speaker please contact the listed host. For more information on seminars, check here: https://eaes.red.uic.edu/seminars/
EaES Undergrad Study Room
EaES Undergrad Study Room
Room 2456 SES is a place just for undergraduates to gather, study, and relax between classes. There are some textbooks and rock and mineral hand samples available in the room to aid in your studies.
Room 2460 SES is your home in EaES. Feel free to use it to eat lunch and mingle with other students and faculty. Snacks are for sale and benefit Terra Society. Lunch may be stored in the refrigerator and there is a small lending library for your reading pleasure. Students are responsible for keeping the lounge clean; please be courteous to others – toss your trash.
In the mailroom (2440 SES), students can find faculty and graduate student mailboxes. Students also have access to a computer and printer. This facility is for use by EaES graduate students and undergraduate majors and minors ONLY.