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

Advising is usually available on a walk-in basis Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 4:30pm. Occasionally, advisors must attend meetings outside their offices or host orientation sessions, so if you are making a special trip to campus to meet with an ECON advisor, we suggest that you call or email in advance to confirm our walk-in hours for that particular day.

NOTE: All students who wish to change their major to ECON or declare ECON as a double major must complete a several step process. An outline of that process can be found here


3108 Tydings Hall
econadvising [at] umd [dot] edu


Advising Staff

Phylicia Nance
Academic Advisor
3108D Tydings Hall
nance [at] econ [dot] umd [dot] edu

Alice Szczepaniak
Academic Advisor
3108A Tydings Hall
amszczep [at] econ [dot] umd [dot] edu

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


Other Advising Resources on Campus