Have questions about the Mechanical Engineering major?

Prospective students can email or schedule a phone or video appointment with the Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator below:

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with JOY VELARDE

After advising current students in the Mechanical Engineering department for over 5 years, I am now responsible for outreach and recruitment for the undergraduate and graduate programs so I work primarily with prospective students. I have an M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and a B.S. degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. I have worked at the University of Utah since 2014.

  • Admitted first-year students who have paid their enrollment deposit should sign up for orientation, where all your questions will be answered by the advising team.
  • Admitted prospective first-year students who are still deciding where to attend can contact Joy or their future advisor.
  • Admitted transfer students will work with Joy on their admission to the major and any transfer course articulation and will meet their advisor at orientation.
  • All students who haven’t applied to the University of Utah yet should contact Joy with any questions.