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General Information

Academic Services Office (ASO)
University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering
2350 Hayward St., Room 2380 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


  • ME Academic Services Office - Fall Hours
    M-F 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm
    *Please note that the office is closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch.

  • Walk-In Academic Advising Hours

Monday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday: None

Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

You can also refer to the online Undergraduate or Graduate Handbooks. If you're unable to locate the answer to your question, please email

  • Appointments
    If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of the Advisors, or the Associate Undergraduate Chair Prof. Brei, please email If you would like to schedule a meeting with the Associate Graduate Chair Prof. Kurabayashi, please email

General contact:
(734) 764-0863

Graduate Admissions:
Graduate admissions and Frequently Asked Questions

Undergraduate Admissions:
*Please note Undergraduate Admissions are handled by the College of Engineering and U-M Office of Admissions

Academic Chairs

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education
Diann Brei

2380C GG Brown
(734) 763-6617

Professor Brei oversees the ME undergraduate degree program. She is available to meet with students and prospective students to discuss a broad range of issues related to the ME undergraduate program. Appointments with Prof. Brei can be made via the ASO at

Associate Chair for Graduate Education
Katsuo Kurabayashi

2380B GG Brown
(734) 615-5253

Professor Kurabayashi oversees ME graduate degree programs. He is available to meet with students to discuss a broad range of issues related to ME graduate programs. Appointments with Prof. Kurabayashi can be made at

Academic Services Staff

Student Administration Manager
Nikki Taylor-Vargo

2380F GG Brown
(734) 764-0863


Graduate Student Coordinator
Lisa Rogers

2380 GG Brown
(734) 764-0863


Senior Advisor, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Kristel Briney

2380D GG Brown
(734) 764-0863

Kristel assists both undergraduate and graduate students in all aspects of their degree programs. She also coordinates various projects in the ASO, such as the time schedule, teaching evaluations, midterm assessments, final degree audits, overrides, and student orientations.


Business Intelligence Analyst
Rachel Casanova

2380 GG Brown
(734) 763-3949

Rachel coordinates graduate student funding, awards, health care benefits for PhD students, GSI assignments, and various othe projects.


Administrative/Project Coordinator
Timothy Moore

2380 GG Brown
(734) 763-4277

Timothy coordinates various projects in the ASO, such as textbook ordering, managing course grades, planning community events, and supporting graduate admissions.

Student Administration Assistant Senior
Katie Morningstar

2380 GG Brown
(734) 936-0337

Katie coordinates various projects in the ASO, such as Graduate Visit Day, orientation events, final exams and special programs.