Student Life

A girl with a guitar performing to an audience.

Welcome to the University of Oregon, where tradition meets technology in a classic college campus setting. Take a stroll between classes and you’ll find students navigating the 295-acre, bike-friendly campus by pedal power, enjoying the sounds of street corner music performers, shopping for spirit gear and textbooks at the UO Duck Store, or just enjoying a cup of coffee. Or cheer on the Oregon Ducks.

The UO Division of Student Life is dedicated to enhancing the lives and learning of all students at the University of Oregon, and seeks to engage students through a variety of leadership positions, programs, and services.

The University of Oregon and the UO Police Department are dedicated to providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students.

Take a Look

The beautiful UO grounds treat pedestrians to brilliant fall foliage and amazing spring floral displays. The campus is a certified arboretum, and you’ll frequently find students and faculty members reading beneath one of the UO’s more than 3,000 trees. Parking on campus is limited by design—students are encouraged to walk, ride a bike, or travel for free by bus.

With more than 250 student organizations from ballroom dance to film fanatics to spirit specialists to sustainable students, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) is a cornerstone of student life and operates the student government. Looking for letters? Rush toward Fraternity and Sorority Life at the UO to participate in volunteer and community service projects.

A standard part of the college experience—and another great way to meet new friends—is living in a residence hall. Residents can even request a room from among numerous community assignments with focuses including music, technology, arts, and multiculturalism.

And what’s college without rooting for your hometown heroes? At the UO, Ducks are always in season, with eighteen Division 1 sports teams to cheer on. You might even find the Duck mascot hanging out on campus or roaming the halls of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU), a central hub of student activity. It’s the perfect place to grab lunch, rent a kayak, register for intramural sports, send a letter to the folks back home, or explore the UO’s international flavor.

Of course college isn’t all about academics. The Student Health Center keeps bodies finely tuned while the Student Recreation Center keeps them finely toned. The campus community is protected by the University of Oregon Police Department, which releases an annual security report.

And when you’re ready to start developing your post-graduation career, or just need some extra pocket cash, the Career Center can help match you with a job or internship.