Duck Life

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More than just a center of learning, campus is also the nesting place for thousands of Ducks. It’s the heart of student life, where fun and interesting things happen, people and cultures mix, and lifelong friendships are forged.

Our Home Turf 

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Learn. And Live.

The environment where you choose to live can be just as important as what you choose to learn. Living on campus is your chance to meet friends, connect with faculty, and thrive in an academically focused community.

And living on campus can actually enhance your learning. Fact: students who live on campus achieve higher GPAs than those who don’t.

Want to really expand your living-and-learning experience? Academic Residential Communities bring together Ducks with shared learning interests or identities.

Explore Campus Housing

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Duck Dining

Our chefs take pride in using seasonal ingredients from dozens of local farms to prepare delicious recipes from scratch.

And with 14 campus dining venues serving everything from açaí bowls and street tacos to sushi and grilled cheese, there's an option to please every palate.

All students who live on campus choose one of five residential meal plans that let you eat the way that’s right for you. Not on a plan? No problem. University Dining locations are also open to the campus community. 

Eating Well on Campus

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and state support are the two main sources of revenue that pay for the bulk of the university’s operating costs — including faculty and staff salaries, classrooms and libraries, academic advising, information technology, facilities, and around $60 million in financial aid and scholarships that help ensure the UO remains accessible to every qualified Oregonian who wants to attend.

A college education is a big investment in your future. We want all students and families to be able to plan for that investment without worrying about cost uncertainty.

That’s why we provide the Oregon Guarantee: when you choose the UO, the tuition rate you pay will stay the same for up to five years — no increases, no surprises.












Equity and Inclusion

Working to understand the barriers faced by historically under-represented people, we engage in discussions to create a better and more inclusive community. Recruiting and supporting faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds to examine social disparities, we’re committed to producing research and developing academic resources that help to advance equity and justice in the greater world.

We believe our community is at our best when we affirm, respect, support, and celebrate what makes us different along with the common threads that tie us together.


Student Groups and Organizations

College is about a lot of things, but most crucially, it’s about discovering who you are and what you’re interested in. Which is why we host and support hundreds of student organizations.

Club sports, honor societies, student unions, sororities and fraternities, you name it. There’s something for nearly everyone here. And if you don’t find what you want, we’ll help you start your own group.

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Explore the Outdoors

In Oregon, the great outdoors aren’t someplace you go. They’re everywhere you are. Hikes, rafting trips, rock-climbing sessions, and mountain bike excursions aren’t things we only do on weekends. They’re also things we do on Tuesdays, between classes.

Need help learning skills, planning a trip, or getting your hands on some rental gear? Our Outdoor Program is here to foster healthy and balanced outdoor lives, inspiring learning through student-powered outdoor adventure.

Outdoor Opportunities

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Get Hands-on Creative

The Craft Center offers a non-credit, comprehensive art program with well-equipped studios and extensive workshops. Express your talents in darkroom photography, woodworking, printmaking, jewelry and metalsmithing, fiber arts, ceramics, drawing and painting, and more.

The DeArmond Makerspace in the Price Science Commons and Research Library and the metal fabrication shop in Technical Science Administration provide all students with training and access to equipment for prototyping and manufacturing innovation.

Into gaming? Our Esports Program has space for casual players and varsity competitors alike.

Make and Play on Campus

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Find Your Fitness

Oregon is a place where you can play to your heart’s content! Our campus has world-class athletics facilities, and many are accessible to all students.

From soccer and sailing to disc golf and ice hockey, our intramural and club sports span all skill levels. We want every athletically inclined Duck to find a team and have a good time.

Wellness is more than just physical. The Duck Nest offers resources to help students in their pursuit of self-care and life balance.

Rec Center Resources


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Always On

Athletics are an integral part of the UO experience. We compete in 18 NCAA men's and women's sports, and Ducks have won 38 Division I national championships. Competition is in our blood. And here, supporting and cheering on our fellow Ducks is more than a pastime. It’s a full-time passion!

Go Ducks

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Get to Know Eugene

There’s something about Eugene, Oregon that makes it more than a little special. Walkable, bikeable, skateable. But also modern, totally connected, and vibrant. A great city for the arts and outdoors, Eugene is consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. As a home base for learning and discovery, we think it’s kind of perfect!

Explore Eugene, Oregon

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Spread Your Wings, Study Abroad

The most exciting thing you do here, might not be done here!

Communication campaigns in Argentina. Intensive Arabic in Amman. Climate-change research in Norway. We provide students with unparalleled access to life-changing programs around the world. 

Global Education Oregon