CUPPA Academic Advising

Navigating college - life, classes, internships, professors, schedules - can be a course in itself! CUPPA's team of academic advisors will help you achieve your academic goals and get to graduation. We are here to work with you to help you find the right major and to make sure you are on track for completing your degree.

All first year undergraduates in CUPPA are assigned to a CUPPA undergraduate advisor upon admission to the college. After completion of the first year, each undergraduate is then assigned to work with advisors in the department of their major/minor.

Graduate students in CUPPA are assigned to an advisor within each department upon admission to their master's degree program.


The CUPPA advising team is here to support you! (Current Students)

Get remote advising via phone, email or Zoom (Video Conferencing) 

Ready to chat with an Academic Advisor? Here is how to get started.

To schedule your phone or Zoom (video conferencing) appointment, login to your and click on Advising.

You can schedule an appointment online here or email for assistance scheduling an appointment.

What to Expect:

  • Once you have scheduled your academic advising appointment, you will receive a confirmation to your UIC email with your appointment date and time.
  • Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive instructions on how to access the Zoom link.
  • This will be your online connection to your scheduled appointment.
  • Be ready for an interactive session which will include the option to screen share so that you can review your uAchieve degree audit with your Academic Advisor or any issues you might have navigating your

For questions, email

Congratulations to the Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 CUPPA Dean’s List Members!

The Dean’s List members consist of undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the academic year. View the newest members of the Dean’s List in the video above!

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CUPPA Advising Office

3rd Floor of CUPPA Hall. Stop in or email to set up an appointment today.

412 S. Peoria Street, 3rd Floor, CUPPA Hall, 350, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Connection, Retention, Collaboration, Graduation!

Two Students Studying and Taking Notes

The CUPPA Advising Team is here to serve our students by encouraging the intellectual grown and development of the student as an individual. You should see your assigned advisor to discuss your major and available options, course selection, and degree requirements.

Advisors can assist with a wide range of needs including (but not limited!) to:

Meet the CUPPA Advising Team

Mirtza Campbell

(312) 413-8360 | | CUPPAH 316

Mirtza Campbell  |  1st Year and Undeclared Student Advisor
Sharon Hayes, Academic Advisor

(312) 996-2160 | | AEH 2108

Sharon Hayes  |  Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Public Administration
Elizabeth Meza, Advisor

(312) 355-3875 | | AEH 2105

Elizabeth Meza  |  Graduate Advisor, Department of Public Administration
Carlos Lopez

(312) 413-2565 | | CUPPAH 215

Carlos Lopez  |  Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy
Dominic Belcaster

(312) 996-6211 | | CUPPAH 230

Dominic Belcaster  |  Graduate Advisor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy