Majors and minors are not automatically assigned a faculty mentor, but may request one by submitting a mentor request form (attached below) to the EcoTeach Center. Review a list of available primary faculty mentors and their research interests (attached below) before filling out the mentor request form. The mentor information will be made available through 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.
Zoom meeting ID: 272 617 1730
ADUS Grace Kim
329C Social Sciences
Monday, Wednesday – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Zoom meeting ID: 962 6485 1097
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 Spring 2021 courses, all economics first majors must attend Open Advising during any of the following times.

October 19 - October 22 (Monday - Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 23 (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 26 - October 29 (Monday - Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 30 (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 2 - November 5 (Monday - Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 6 (Friday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.