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CUPA Advising


Welcome to advising in the College of Urban and Public Affairs. Centrally located in downtown Portland, Oregon, you will engage with and learn from faculty, fellow students, professionals in the community, and organizations in Portland and around the world to develop hands-on skills that will help you apply innovative strategies and your critical thinking skills to the real world. As a CUPA student, you will truly embody the PSU motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City."

Advising plays an integral part of your degree progression. The PSU experience is more than just taking classes, completing assignments, and finishing a degree. It is about real education and the self-knowledge that comes through deep learning, about yourself and the role you can play in the world.

The advisors, peer advisors, interns and staff in our office all truly want to support you in finding your way and defining your future. While you must take ownership of your life and move toward your objectives, we are catalysts, facilitators, and connectors. The Advising Center can be thought of as home base, a resource center and place to celebrate your accomplishments. We will both hold you accountable and applaud you.

New Flexible Degree Program!

We are excited to announce our brand new flexible BA/BS in Urban and Public Affairswhich is now admitting students for the fall. Like other flexible degrees at Portland State, 75% or more of the required coursework for this program can be completed online. This is an excellent option for individuals who have already earned some college credit and want to finish their degree. Learn more


CUPA Advising Center 
PSU Urban Center, 506 SW Mill St., Room 540