Student Life

Home Turf

Living on campus is about connection: to friends, resources, and seriously good food.

Your residence hall is your home. It’s a place to make friends, explore your identity, and make memories. Our residence halls are designed to enhance your life on campus, with live‑in faculty members, study spaces, traveling tutors and advisors, music practice rooms, and maker-hacker spaces. You can even choose to select a community that’s linked to your area of study, personal and cultural identities, or interests.

Chef rolling nama harumaki at Fresh Sushi food counter

An Epicurean Obsession

Sushi or an açaí bowl? A comforting bowl of soup and a grilled cheese? Looking for something gluten-free and vegan? Or maybe you just want some coffee and a place to study. No problem. Our fourteen dining locations offer you a place to kick back, meet up, hide out, and fuel up with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Or you can practice your own culinary skills in one of our community kitchens.

Living on Campus

Equity and Inclusion

A Continuing Commitment
Diversity at the University of Oregon is more than numbers and percentages. It’s about communities and individuals: students, professors, and staff members, with unique identities, experiences, and perspectives.

We’re committed to continuously building an equitable and inclusive community. We know it takes intention, humility, and a willingness to listen to and learn from the people around us. It takes critical thinking and sometimes changes to our behaviors. It’s an evolving conversation with no endpoint—a continuous commitment to be and do better. 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.


One of the
Top 20
Public universities for graduating underrepresented students

One of the
Top 25
LGTBQ-Friendly colleges and university
—campus pride index
Of Freshmen are ethnic and racial minorities
Hispanic or Latino
Asian American
Black or African American
Native American
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander


A growing number of our students identify with more than one race or ethnicity.

Birds of a Feather

Talking about the flock might seem like an excuse to use one of our (many) duck puns, but much like our feathered friends, we really believe in the power of community.

The UO is a big pond, but the connections you’ll find make it feel much smaller. This is where you’ll find the people who will be your confidants, study buddies, colleagues, and cheerleaders. It’s where you’ll bond over the things you have in common, and exchange perspectives on what you don’t. Ballroom dance, rock climbing, glassblowing, esports, political activism—whatever your interests, this is your time to explore, dive deep, and find your flock.

Student Organizations
Intramural leagues, events and tournaments
Student EVENTs each year
Club sports
Multicultural and identity-based centers and groups
Division I National Championships
Below, a group of twenty-one students around a campfire on a beach with cliffs and forests in the background.
Student running on a trail through a forest crossing a stream on a plank bridge

We Get Outdoors

Our campus is smack-dab in the middle of some of the most beautiful places to be outside anywhere.

Our Outdoor Program was one of the first of its kind when UO students banded together to organize group trips in 1967. More than half a century later, it’s still the first stop for any kind of outdoor adventure. Camping, rafting, biking, climbing—Ducks can explore solo with low-cost gear rental or join a group trip or workshop, with plenty of options for different physical abilities and experience levels.

You can even plan and lead your own outings with the Common Adventure program. Attend a trip initiator training, pick your destination, and gather friends new and old to explore all the Northwest has to offer.

Outdoor Program

Why UO

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