Welcome to the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering Class of 2024!

The first year advisor for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science is Jennifer Helmuth. She is located in Packard Laboratory, Room 304, The Undergraduate Learning Office. Her phone number is 610-758-4460. Advising emails should be sent to the undergraduate email account inengr@lehigh.edu.

Please see the First Year Student Welcome Packet for summer timeline and checklist.  It can also be accessed through the First Year Student Portal.

Reasonable expectations of advisors

Your academic advisor is an important part of your transition to university life. Advising at a university like Lehigh is probably different than what you have experienced in high school. Listed below are some reasonable expectations followed by some expectations that are not so reasonable.

Remember that these comments pertain to your academic advisors. There are many other advisors at Lehigh willing to assist you with many issues; these other advisors include Rossin Junior Fellow peer mentors, staff in the Dean of Students Office, the Counseling Center, Gryphons, Career Services, Study Abroad, and RAS (Registration and Academic Services).

You can expect your academic advisor to:

  • Be available during business hours
  • Help you think about issues, but final academic decisions are yours
  • Provide factual information on rules and procedures
  • Refer you to other offices for specialized concerns

You cannot expect your advisor to:

  • Help you with your homework
  • Help you find employment
  • Help with social or residential problems (except to be referred to the appropriate office)
  • Provide day-to-day or week-to-week monitoring of your academic progress

Notes: Schedules, Sessions, Exams, Drop/Add

Examine your schedule, make sure you understand it, and make sure it is correct!

  • Most of you should have English, Math, Science, Engr. 5 (except BioE) and some will have Engr. 10

  • Add up your credits; most students should have 14 to 15 credits

  • May also have 1 credit course(s) (Physics 12 lab, Bioengineering 1, free electives, etc):

NOTE: The Rossin College is looking at alternatives that may be implemented for ENGR 5 due to the Covid-19 evolving situation. This course could be taught in a different format and with different numbering that would allow it to be spread over the entire year. More details will be posted if the decision is made to change the format for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Calculus Advising Session - Date, Time & Location TBA

Anticipatory Exams – see schedule in your New Student Program

See an advisor after convocation if you need to Drop/Add courses

  • Must get your Alternate Pin for Fall to change classes (not your login pin or LIN)

  • Take care of Drop/Add on Friday if possible

  • Academic offices will not be open this weekend

First Year Orientation Activities & Competencies

More information to come.

Tips for Success

Time management: it’s important!

Study Skills: How to study? In a group or alone? Study smart, improve test taking skills

Physical well being: Sleep, health, fitness and exercise - activities outside the classroom!

Experiential Learning can be a key to engagement



Prof. Ines Seabra, 610-758-5729
Prof. Frank Zhang, 610-758-2939
Prof. Lesley Chow, 610-758-3852
Prof. Susan Perry, 610-758-6763

Chemical Engineering
Prof. Kelly Schultz, 610-758-2012
Prof. Kemal Tuzla, 610-758-4729
Prof. Mayuresh Kothare, 610-758-6654
Prof. Jim Gilchrist, 610-758-4871

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Prof. Mesut Pervizpour610-758-2137
Prof. Jerry Lennon610-758-3558

Computer Science & Engineering
Prof. Mooi Choo Chuah610-758-4061
Heidi Wegrzyn610-758-3065

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Prof. Chengshan Xiao610-758-4069
Prof. Doug Frey610-758-4065

Industrial & Systems Engineering
Prof. George Wilson610-758-4035
Prof. Derya Pamukcu610-758-5868

Materials Science & Engineering
Prof. Sabrina Jedlicka610-758-4425
Prof. Masashi Watanbe610-758-4207

Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dave Angstadt610-758-3848
Prof. Terry Hart610-758-4173