Economics first majors may request a mentor by completing a field preferences survey that will help us match you with a faculty mentor. Explore the options within economics before filling out the survey. The mentor assignment will be made available through the student DukeHub accounts about one month after the advising period. For matters that do not pertain to course requirements or technical/administrative aspects of pursuing an economic degree (such as career advice and questions about graduate school), students should feel free to contact their mentors via email for an appointment at any time during the academic year. 

Students may also consult with the director of undergraduate studies (DUS) or associate director of undergraduate studies (ADUS). The DUS and ADUS offer office hours each term for walk-ins, or you may schedule an appointment by contacting them via email.

Office Hours

DUS Connel Fullenkamp
329D Social Sciences
Tuesday, Thursday – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
ADUS Grace Kim
329C Social Sciences
Monday, Wednesday – 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Zoom meeting ID: 927 4979 5067
or by appointment

Open Advising

Once students have completed New Major Orientation, they are eligible for advising in the EcoTeach Center. EcoTeach handles the nuts and bolts of advising, from anything related to major, minor, and concentration requirements to registration and graduation. A two-week open advising period is held in EcoTeach every semester — usually beginning the week of registration — during which students meet with specially trained academic advisors to review their progress in the major or minor and receive permission to register for courses in the upcoming semester. As part of this process, students will receive a personalized report on their progress in the major or minor (updated each term).

All first majors must come to open advising every semester. Second majors and minors should attend at least once a year to make sure they are on track with degree requirements.

Open Advising Dates & Times 

To register for Fall 2021 courses, all economics first majors must attend Open Advising during any of the following times.

April 12 - April 15 (Monday - Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 16 (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 19 - April 22 (Monday - Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 23 (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.