Welcome! Our mission is to provide guidance throughout your Illini experience. It is important to see your Academic Advisor each semester to remain on track to complete degree requirements, but they're also available for more than just course planning. We are here to help you achieve your goals, combine your education and passions to find an enriching career, and empower you to discover/be your best-self during your time here at UIUC.  

Schedule an Appointment

Online Appointments are held on Microsoft Teams -  Please install the application in advance of your appointment.
In Person Appointments are held in Lincoln Hall, room 3088 on the 3rd floor.

For study abroad credit transfer requests, please do not make an appointment.  Please email your forms to

Appointments range from 15-30 minutes and can cover:

  • Declaring a Sociology Major, more information can be found HERE
  • Declaring a Criminology, Law and Society or Sociology: Form to Declare Minor
  • Supporting Course Work or Capstone Planning
  • Satisfactory Appeal Progress Forms (Financial Aid)
  • Major Plan of Study, Course Selection/ Schedule
  • Post-Graduation Discussions (career/ graduate school)
  • Opportunities including career development, Internships, Study Abroad, Ambassadors Program, etc.
Prepare For Your Appointment

Review the Academic Advising Guide

Review your Degree Audit Report before your appointment.  Also review Sociology Major Requirements, Supporting Coursework Requirements, and Capstone Experience Requirements/Options
For Course Planning/Registration appointments, download and complete your course plan to review at your appointment. The following form will help you map out courses, requirements, etc.
Course Registration Guide


Meet your Advisor!


Hi there! My name is Morgan Smith and I am the Academic Advisor for the Sociology Department. I've been at UIUC since March of 2021 in various places across campus, and working in higher education since May 2018. My background is in Communication Studies with several different areas that I focused on: gender, race, and identity issues; social justice, human rights, and conflict transformation; diversity and equity issues within study abroad programming. As a first-generation student, I am passionate about experiences of belonging and taking ownership of your educational adventure. Outside of work, I enjoy my boxing club, hiking, kayaking, local shows/performances, and taking tons of pictures of my miniature dachshund, Moo. I am excited to work with you and see where your journey at UIUC takes you!