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Sign up for fall orientation! Are you a new or returning Senior Auditor interested in learning more about taking courses at PSU through the Senior Adults Learning Center?

Welcome to Portland State University’s Senior Adult Learning Center!


2019 Fall Hours*:

Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5

Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5

Friday: closed


*NOTE: After 10/18 we will return to our core hours of 10-3. 


Our Location:
Urban Center Building
506 SW Mill Street, Room 470
Portland, OR 97201


Phone: 503-725-4739


Our Mailing Address:
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

The Senior Adult Learning Center (SALC) offers access to most of PSU’s 5,000 classes to Oregon residents who are 65 and older. Whether Auditors are interested in History, Jazz, Literature, Geography, Physical Education classes, or many other subjects, there is something for everyone. After joining SALC, seniors can audit classes without paying tuition if the instructor agrees and space is available.

Lifelong learning is about more than just showing up for class. Senior Auditors are an active part of the university, and a community by their own right. Lifelong learning is about continual rebirth and renewal of the mind and spirit. Taking classes through the Senior Adult Learning Center contributes to auditors' lives in many meaningful ways.




In addition to SALC's part-time Program Coordinator, Mark Landa, and Administrative Assistant, Lauren Brown, SALC is staffed by student work-study employees, and limited office hours reflect this. SALC’s hours are also subject to change, so please check back on this page for the most updated schedule. 



Note about Inclement Weather


In the case of bad weather, PSU will post closure announcements and updates on the Portland State University home page as well as with local television stations. Senior Auditors may register to receive closure notifications in a variety of ways (email, text message, voice mail) through their PSU Banweb account. Also see PSU Alert: Emergency Notification System for information. If classes are not cancelled, we encourage auditors to use their discretion about traveling to campus during bad weather.




Visit Us

Portland State's vibrant downtown location gives students access to cultural experiences, public transportation, and opportunities to engage with community partners. Portland State offers various kinds of tours for prospective students and community members. Learn more about taking a tour of campus!

Follow Us

We encourage you to visit the Facebook page of the College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) for information about news and upcoming events. CUPA also has Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also check the PSU news page and PSU calendar for the university's more updated happenings!