The Global Studies advising staff is here to assist you in reaching your academic goals.

Why meet with an advisor?

The customized nature of this major makes it essential that you meet with an advisor on a regular basis. The responsibility for your success rests with you, the student, to exercise intentionality in your planning and to utilize the resources the campus and Global Studies advising staff have to offer during your time at Illinois.

Who is my advisor?Advisor

Global Studies students are not assigned to an advisor. We encourage you to expand your networks and to get to know all of the advisors in Global Studies.

How do I meet with an advisor if I am NOT a current major or minor?

Prospective majors must attend a Global Studies Information Session before meeting with an advisor. After you have attended an information session you will be able to make an appointment with an advisor. Meanwhile, we encourage you to explore our new Prospective Students page and video.

How do I meet with an advisor if I AM a current major or minor?

Current students have two options for meeting with an advisor:

WALK-IN HOURS: Meet with the advisor on duty for quick questions and forms. Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed for the fall 2020 semester.  All walk-in advising will be done online via zoom. See below for links. Please pay special attention to the links. They are different for each day and advisor on duty.

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 11:50 am
Friday: 10:00 am - 11:50am

Monday (Malcolm Jamal):

Tuesday (Dr. David Schrag):

Wednesday (Dr. Charles Fogelman):

Thursday (Dr. Tim Wedig):

Friday (Malcolm Jamal):


Schedule an appointment. Advisors are happy to meet with students who have complex questions about courses, plans of study, capstone, and career development that may take a significant amount of time. Call (217) 333-0178 or e-mail the Global Studies Advising Office ( during regular hours to schedule a thirty minute appointment.

LAS Global Studies 
702 S. Wright St. 
3062 Lincoln Hall, MC-442
Urbana, IL 61801 
(217) 333-0178

Regular Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

**Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed for the fall 2020 semester.  All walk-in advising will be done online via zoom.