Temporary Changes in Department Advising Due to COVID-19

Advising is a vital support system for students at NIU. While the Department Office remains closed, current and prospective students and their families are encouraged to contact the appropriate Advisor through e-mail or through Microsoft Teams.

The Undergraduate Advisor, Daniel Rogness, may be contacted via e-mail at drogness1@niu.edu. He may also be contacted via Microsoft Teams, similar to how "walk-in" appointments have been handled in the past. A large volume of "walk-in" calls may make connections difficult, so scheduling appointments with the Undergraduate Advisor is encouraged to ensure availability.

Mr. Rogness may be reached via Microsoft Teams:

Monday through Friday 9:00 to 11:30am
Monday through Friday 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Except for Tuesday and Thursday mornings

The Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), Kirk Duffin, can be reached via e-mail (duffin@cs.niu.edu), or by voicemail at 815-753-2628.

Dr. Duffin may also be reached via Microsoft Teams:

Monday 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 to 4:00 pm

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