The UO Beyond Eugene

Oregon is an incredibly diverse state, and while the university's main campus is located in Eugene in the lush Willamette Valley, the UO also partners with local communities for academic, cultural, and social exploration and expression. From the urban bustle of downtown Portland to the rocky beaches of the breathtaking Oregon Coast, the UO serves campus locations throughout the state. And through the Study Abroad and Continuing Education programs, the UO offers a custom-made educational experience as worldly as the streets of a foreign metropolis, or as personal as your dining room table.

The UO in Portland

A bustling street scene surrounding the UO Portland Center.

The UO Portland Center is headquartered in the historic White Stag Block in downtown, at the west end of the Burnside Bridge. Just two hours north of Eugene, the newly refurbished, environmentally sustainable facility features state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and studios, as well as space for exhibits, lectures, and events. The Office of Admissions conducts counseling sessions on admission to the UO at the Portland location.

Academic offerings through the Portland location include programs in architecture, digital arts, product design, journalism, and business, all based in one of the nation’s most attractive and engaging urban centers. A master's degree in applied information management is available through UO Continuing Education. The UO Law School’s Portland program builds bridges with the city’s legal and business communities, and offers “externships” for second- and third-year law students. Explore Portland at the UO!

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

UO Institute of Marine Biology snorkeling expedition

Located in Charleston, Oregon, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) provides UO students and faculty members with access to a 100-acre research station, surrounded by one of the richest marine habitats on the Pacific Coast. “Classrooms” at OIMB are the rocky shores, wind-swept bays, salt marshes, and wide-open seas. The UO recently established one of only two baccalaureate degrees in marine biology offered on the Pacific Coast, and OIMB graduate students bring a marine science curriculum to more than 3,000 kindergarten through sixth-grade students through the Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education program. Explore the Oregon Coast at the UO!

Pine Mountain Observatory

Pine Mountain Observatory at night

The Pine Mountain Observatory, operated by the UO Department of Physics, is located 26 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. Pine Mountain houses telescopes with apertures of 15, 24, and 32 inches. The 32-inch telescope is one of the largest in the world that offers regular public access. The facility is a valuable resource for UO physics students and faculty members to conduct research. Visitors are welcome at Pine Mountain Observatory from May through September. Explore the heavens at the UO!

Studying Abroad

Student in the London Underground

Over one in four UO students studies or interns abroad. UO Study Abroad Programs sponsor more than 190 programs in over 90 countries, facilitating experiences that increase global awareness, develop intercultural competency, and contribute to an international climate of peace and understanding. In addition, the IE3 Global Internships program offers more than 120 for-credit internships, in over 40 countries worldwide. 

AHA International, a Portland-based organization that has delivered study abroad programs for U.S. college students since 1957, became a UO academic program in 2003. Fifteen AHA study-abroad sites located in Africa, Europe, and the Americas are available. In addition to AHA, the UO also facilitates experiences through SIT Study Abroad and the Council on International Educational Exchange. Explore the world at the UO!

Continuing Education

Graduating students

The UO's robust programs in Continuing Education offer a wide range of academic, professional development, lifelong learning, and arts programs. You don't even need to be located in Oregon to study at the UO!

Distance education courses are designed to allow both admitted and non-admitted students the flexibility of completing coursework outside the traditional classroom. Explore professional development areas in Sustainability Leadership through workshops at the UO White Stag Block in Portland, or complete a Master's degree fully online in Applied Information Management. Be a part of a community of lifelong adult learners who enjoy intellectual challenge and social interaction through the Osher Lifelong Learning at the University of Oregon, with program sites in Eugene/Springfield, Central Oregon, and Portland. Explore lifelong learning at the UO!