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Undergraduate Advising

There are two levels of undergraduate advising for Penn State engineering students. The Engineering Advising Center (EAC) primarily serves as the academic advising resource for students who are in pre-major status (ENGR_PMAJ) at Penn State University Park.

Once undergraduate students are admitted to the civil engineering (CE) major and have a CE classification, they will be assigned two advisers: a CE academic adviser and a CE faculty adviser. 

In this shared advising model, the CE academic adviser provides support to students in various areas including academic planning, achieving timely completion for graduation, academic recovery planning, understanding the benefits of educational opportunities, campus and community referrals, and improving academic skills like time management, goal-setting, and test-taking.

The assigned CE faculty adviser will assist students with addressing general questions related to civil engineering, provide information and guidance on technical course planning, career planning and internships, research opportunities, and graduate school considerations, and help students understand program expectations and standards of achievement.

All CE students are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser and/or faculty adviser every semester before registration begins. Appointments with your academic adviser can be scheduled through Starfish. Faculty advisers are generally available on a walk-in basis during posted office hours or by scheduling an appointment via email. Students having difficulty getting in touch with their adviser(s) can contact the undergraduate programs assistant.

Undergraduate Adviser

Jena Bogovich
219A Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-6130

Undergraduate Programs Assistant

Brenton Hockenberry
218 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 867-0470

Graduate Advising

Graduate students who have been admitted into the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program will be assigned a graduate adviser. For general advising questions, the graduate academic office is located in 216 Sackett Building.

Graduate Adviser

John Regan
208 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-9436

Graduate Programs Assistant

Christine Woytowich
216 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-3085

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The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084