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Welcome to the ME Academic Services Office (ASO)! We’re here to help.

Below is information about the different ways to connect with ASO team members and where to find answers to frequently-asked questions.

Email Questions and Advising

If you have a quick question or prefer to write, send us an email. One of our staff members will get back to you quickly. For the fastest response, please send your request to the address below that best matches your question or concern.

Scheduled Advising Appointments

Individual appointments are available for all students with general or complex questions or concerns. Please click here to select an appointment with a staff advisor. Undergraduate students interested in a meeting with ME’s associate chair for undergraduate education, Professor Johnsen, should email with their availability. 

Visit our Advising Appointments page to read more, including what to expect and how to prepare.

Virtual Drop-In Advising

ASO Undergraduate staff advisors are available for virtual quick-question drop-in consultations during certain times of the year. Please check the Academic Advising page for more information.


How to Make an Advising Appointment

To schedule an appointment for academic advising, please visit our online scheduling system

  • If you are an Undergraduate student, you may meet with Lara Hamza or Kacie Cadotte
  • If you are a Graduate student, you may meet with Adam Mael
  • If you are a SUGS or potential SUGS student, you may meet with Joy Jones

Available appointment times are colored blocks of time. You will see a phone icon or a person icon on an available appointment time. A phone icon means that the meeting can be held virtually through Zoom or by phone. A person icon will mean that you have the option of meeting in-person. See example below:

A Google Calendar invitation with a Zoom link, if applicable, will be sent to you.

Note: Please be aware of high traffic times, typically during the first three weeks of the term and during backpacking/registration. We encourage general visits outside of these peak times.


Virtual Drop-in Advising:

Undergraduate students only, Fall and Winter terms only
  • Drop-in Advising is meant for quick questions and are no more than 15 minute virtual meetings through Zoom. If the meeting takes longer than 15 minutes, we will ask you to schedule a follow-up appointment.  

  • Drop-In Advising will be available during the first week and peak times during the semester. You will be able to see drop-in advising availability on the online scheduling system.

Drop-In Advising Winter 2024 Schedule

    • Mondays, April 1 and April 8
      • 10:00 – 11:00 PM (queue closes at 10:45 AM)
    • Thursdays, March 28, April 4, and April 11
      • 2:00 – 3:00 PM (queue closes at 2:45 PM)

Click HERE to join the queue.  A brief email from an advisor containing the Zoom link will be sent to you when it is your turn. Note: the queue will close 15 minutes before walk-in advising ends.

Other Ways to Connect

Email for undergraduate students and for graduate students:

  • For questions that do not require a meeting. Response times vary, but we strive to get back to students within 24-48 business hours.

    • For example: referrals, letter requests, overrides.

    • For appointments with the Undergraduate or Graduate Chair, please email and one of the advisors will set you up with an appointment, if necessary.

To prepare for an appointment:   

Check the Undergraduate Handbook or Graduate Handbook to see if your question can be answered there.

If you need a signature, please prepare paperwork ahead of time. Some common forms are:

Undergraduate CPT/OPT

Graduate CPT

SUGS Election Form

Undergraduate Co-ops

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form

Graduate Dual Degree Election Form

  • If you are requesting an override for a ME class or need help switching sections, please email

Written Information

Answers to many questions are available in the online Undergraduate or Graduate Handbooks.  


Associate Chairs

Eric JohnsenEric Johnsen

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education
2380C GG Brown
(734) 615-6327
For appointments email:

Professor Johnsen oversees the ME undergraduate degree program. Students can request an appointment with Professor Johnsen by emailing their request and availability to

Kazu SaitouKazu Saitou

Associate Chair for Graduate Education
2380B GG Brown
(734) 764-4808
For appointments email:

Professor Saitou oversees ME graduate degree programs. Students can request an appointment with Professor Saitou by emailing their request and availability to

Academic Services Staff

Jason DavisJason Davis

Student Administration Manager
View Jason’s Profile

Kacie Cadotte

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
View Kacie’s Profile
(734) 647-0539

Lara HamzaLara Hamza

Undergrad Academic Advisor
View Lara’s Profile
(734) 615-7956

Joy Jones Joy Jones

Graduate Admissions and Recruiting Specialist and SUGS Advisor
View Joy’s Profile
(734) 936-0337

Adam MaelAdam Mael

Graduate Programs Coordinator
View Adam’s Profile
(734) 764-0863

Timothy MooreTimothy Moore

Curriculum Coordinator
View Tim’s Profile
(734) 763-4277


We have an announcement system that allows you to send your communication directly to our students.  If you would like to have your announcement sent to our students, please email the appropriate group(s) below directly with your announcement.

ME Undergraduate Students:

ME Master’s Students:

ME Doctoral Students:

*Announcements will be reviewed within 1-2 business days*

*Job postings should be sent directly to ECRC (see below)*

PLEASE NOTE: After emailing these groups the Academic Services Office will receive a request to approve your email.  If approved the email will be sent directly to our students and directly from you, the sender.  If denied, you will receive an email letting you know and the reason why.  Some reasons a message might be denied include:

  • Your message was deemed inappropriate for distribution to our students.

  • Your message was not formatted to be sent directly to students.  Please resubmit and address it to the students you wish to send it to as if you were sending directly to them, not to the ASO.

  • Your message contained a job posting. Job postings should be sent to the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC). The Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) hosts Engineering Careers, by 12twenty, an online system that allows you to post employment opportunities that will be easily accessible to all of our students. Your posting will appear on the system (used by all our undergraduate and graduate students) and will be emailed to all students who have expressed an interest in that type of job. You will find the Engineering Careers login page here

ASO Staff in the ASO Office