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 and minors 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

ECON Advising offers both in-person and virtual services.* Advisors are available Monday through Friday from 8am - 4:30pm by email, phone, and scheduled appointments.

*If you are feeling ill please utilize our virtual services.

  • 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. **Effective 2/16/2022 all emails sent to ECON advising (and other campus offices) must be sent from your university issued account (@TERPmail or @umd). 
  • PHONE - You can call the ECON Advising Office's front desk at 301-405-8367 to be directed to an available advisor. You can also call an advisor directly using the phone numbers 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. 
  • DROP-INS - We do not have dedicated drop-in advising hours but students may visit the ECON Advising Office anytime between 9am - 4pm Monday through Friday and if an advisor is available at that time, sign in for a drop-in advising session. However, there is no guarantee that an advisor will be available without a scheduled appointment. See below for information on how to schedule an appointment. 
  • SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS - 30 minute advising appointments conducted in-person or via Zoom are available Monday through Friday from 9am - 11am & 1pm - 4pm. To schedule an appointment log into the TerpEngage ECON Advising Team page using your directory ID and password. Be sure to select appointment location. In-person appointments will take place in 3108 Tydings Hall. Students who select virtual Zoom appointment will receive a Zoom link in their confirmation email to use at the time of their appointment. If you need to cancel, reschedule, or change your appointment location from in-person to virtual (or vice versa), please go to the TerpEngage homepage or call/email your advisor. 

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

Declaring the ECON minor - All students who wish to declare the ECON minor should refer to the instructions included on the minor webpage.

ECON Course Permissions - For information on how to request permission to register for a restricted ECON course go here.

Career Advising Appointments - Students may schedule a career advising appointment with ECON's Career Outreach Strategist or with the BSOS Feller Center's Career Planning Team.


Advising Staff

Phylicia Nance
Senior Academic Advisor
3108D Tydings Hall
pnance [at] umd [dot] edu


David Tana
Academic Advisor
3108A Tydings Hall
dvtana [at] umd [dot] edu


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


Other Advising Resources on Campus