Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Undergraduate Advising and Registration

CSU Advising


Guided by CSU’s Principles of Community and the Land-Grant mission of access and equity, we achieve our vision through an integrated community of advisors who engage in intentional, holistic, and relationship centered interactions to empower all students to navigate their unique paths and foster learning, development and academic success.

Mechanical Engineering Advising


The Department of Mechanical Engineering Advising Syllabus communicates the expectations of what you will learn and be able to accomplish as the result of a collaborative relationship between you and your advisor. Use this syllabus as both a guide for connecting with your advisor and resource to support you in achieving your goals.

Student Learning


The Advising Relationship

Advisor and Student Expectations







Advisors are available via email to answer questions. Advisors use CSU email accounts as the primary means of contacting students. If you use another email, you should forward all your CSU mail to the account you check regularly.

Advising Appointment


Meeting With Your Advisor

We are here to support you as you pursue your goals. ​

How to


There are multiple ways to connect with your advisor. See below to determine the appropriate option for your needs.

Extended Drop-Ins

Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, January 21

Meet with your advisor without an appointment to address timely issues and questions regarding the current semester. For Spring 2022, to assist as many student as possible, all Extended Drop-In Hours will be conducted virtually via MS Teams. For the current schedule and instructions for accessing Extended Drop-Ins, see here.


Monday, January 24 – Friday, May 13

This is a time for students to get “quick questions”, no more than 10 minutes, answered by an advisor.  Topics appropriate for drop-ins include overrides, forms, needing signatures, and other “quick questions”.  No appointment needed. Drop-in hours are in Mountain Time.

  • Mondays:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT
  • Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MT
  • Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MT
  • Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT
  • Fridays: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MT

Note: From May 9-13, Drop-Ins are accessible virtually only. Follow the process below to access Drop-Ins virtually.

To access Drop-Ins virtually, please click this link, complete and submit the form during a scheduled Drop-In time, and wait patiently until an advisor reaches out to you via Microsoft Teams.  Be sure to download and test Microsoft Teams prior to submitting the form.

Scheduled Advising


Once a semester you are required to meet with your advisor for a 30-minute, scheduled meeting. Discuss your educational experience, such as next semester scheduling, graduation plans, internships, getting involved on campus and education abroad.  There are three types of scheduled advising appointments.  Be courteous of time.  Late arrivals may be required to reschedule.  If you need to miss your appointment, email your advisor immediately to cancel.

Moving forward, students will have the option of choosing in person or a virtual advising appointment. When scheduling an advising appointment, it is important that you check your appointment confirmation email to verify your advising format.

Advising Appointment Format

If you selected an in-person meeting:

Please arrive to the Mechanical Engineering Department Office (Engineering Building A101) at least 5 minutes early for your appointment.  When you arrive, you will check in using a QR code via your mobile device or the front desk.  Once you have checked-in, have a seat in the main office lobby until your advisor comes out to get you.

If you selected a virtual (MS Teams/Zoom/Other) meeting:

It will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.  Be sure to download and test Microsoft Teams prior to your appointment.

  • Log in with your CSU credentials to Microsoft Teams 5 minutes ahead of your appointment.
  • You will need to use your CSU email address to log in but be sure to remove “rams” (if applicable) from your email address.
  • Your advisor will call you at your appointment time.
  • We will use the MS Teams “call” function so you will not receive a link to a MS Teams meeting in advance.  Just be logged in and ready at your appointment time and your advisor will call you.
  • We recommend you utilize a device with a large enough screen that will facilitate screen sharing (a cell phone will work but is not optimal).

If you scheduled an in person advising appointment but are feeling sick, you must change to a virtual advising appointment. To do so, please click this link.

Early Advising Appointments

Monday, January 24 – Friday, February 11

A link to schedule an appointment is sent out to all students to meet early in the semester and get a head start on planning.  Appointments during early advising are first-come, first-serve. 

Dates for Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time

You will get a personalized scheduling link from your advisor in your CSU email a few days before the start of your Advising Appointment window as determined by registration access time and class standing:

Senior/Priority/Junior Advising Appointments: Friday, February 11 – Wednesday, March 9

Sophomore/ First-Year Advising Appointments: Monday, March 7 – Friday, April 8

Late Advising Appointments

If you fail to schedule during Early Advising or during your Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time window, you will have to wait to have a late advising appointment.  This may impact your ability to register on time. A link to schedule a Late Advising Appointment will be sent out to impacted students. 

Registration Guide

Please contact your advisor to schedule an appointment regarding semester schedule and graduation planning, advising codes, and strategies for academic success. 

Check-in using the front desk kiosk by entering your CSU ID number or swiping your RamCard. Your advisor will meet you in the waiting area. Drop-ins are brief 10-minute-maximum meetings to ask questions and obtain signatures, overrides, and forms. If your assigned advisor is not available for a general question, please see another advisor.

M: 10:30-11:30 
TU: 1:30-2:30 pm
W: 3:00-4:00 pm
TH: 10:30-11:30 am
FRI: 9:30-10:30 am

Semester Planning Appointment

Your assigned academic advisor will send an email to your with a link to his/her calendar to schedule your semester planning appointment.

Calendar Link Email
FEB 6: Priority Students and Seniors
FEB 17: Juniors
MAR: 4 Sophomores
MAR 25: First-Year Students

Your planning appointment needs to occur ahead of your scheduled registration access date.

Registration Access Dates
APR 6: Priority Students
APR 7: Seniors
APR 10: Juniors
APR 17: Sophomores
APR 23: First-Year Students

Your access time is available through RAMweb.

Before your semester planning appointment, please review your Degree Process Audit, which is a tool for verifying that students have met or are in the process of meeting the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCCs) as well as major and minor curriculum requirements. The audit enhances degree and program planning with a dynamic report showing the courses required for all declared majors and minors, as well as how all transfer and CSU courses count towards a specific degree. Degree Process Audit is available through RAMweb.

Please also prepare questions for curriculum and scheduling. Your advisor can provide you with Department, College, and University policies, tutoring resources, information on joining student organizations, and internship co-op and education abroad opportunities.

When you arrive for your semester planning appointment, please check-in using the front desk kiosk by entering your CSU ID number or swiping your RamCard. Your assigned advisor will meet you in the waiting area.

During your semester planning appointment, you will receive an advising code. This code is a required six-digit number for registration, and is not available via email, from MESA, or during drop-in hours.


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