How to Book an Appointment with Your Advisor

Our walk-in hours are Mondays from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (either in 31 or 35 CAB, 605 E. Springfield - these rooms are in the downstairs hallway). If you are unable to come in on Monday, or if you'd like a guaranteed appointment, please schedule one by following the steps below. The practice of making appointment requests by phone or email through Ms. Lana Holben in the front office has been discontinued. 

Are you an Online ESES major? If so, email Dr. Tomkin ( to set up an appointment. Be sure to include your name, UIN, preferred meeting times, and preferred type of meeting: in-person (at 159 CAB), over the phone (217 244-2928, or provide your phone number), or via skype (sese.skype1 - this allows us to share screens, which can be handy!). You don't need to use the calendar tool below.

Booking an Appointment with Your ESES Advisor:
  1. Choose a booking link below for the advisor of your choice: Clicking on the above link will open a window as shown below. Click on the blue link that states "ESES On Campus Advising Appt.", upon clicking on the link you'll see a calendar with dates available for the advisor of your choice. Please click a date to identify a time slot that works for your schedule and proceed with your appointment reservation.  Note that your Name, Email and UIN are required fields.
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  2. Look for an email confirmation. It's that simple. If for any reason and advisor needs to reschedule your appointment, they will send you an email notification, and then you can use this method to find another time.