Facilities

Location
Eugene, OR
Undergrads
18,738
Tuition (in-state)
$27,653 ($8,789)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Junior

Facilities: There are many student sports and the rec center is being updated currently (2014). There are a lot of sport-related traditions and on-campus activities throughout the year.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The school has been upgrading facilities and programs since I came to the campus and it is becoming an amazing campus to be a part of. Campus life is great, with most students living on or near campus.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Plenty of coffee shops and off campus hangouts within walking distance

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Nice campus, lots of brick and well kept grounds

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is always plenty of new things to get involved with on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 6th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 8th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 123rd
    Best Library
  • 258th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 318th
    Best Student Centers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Beemer
Hometown
Pacific Palisades, CA
Major
Humanities
Grad Year
2014
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The University of Oregon offers some of the most extravagant, up-to-date facilities in the nation. The administration is always making the University more appealing, from the expansion of Autzen Stadium to the building of a new business complex. The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is at the center of the UO campus. It has two coffeeshops, including the ever-popular Buzz, which has an open mic/poetry night on Monday and Friday. The new, infamous Matt Knight Arena is an incredible venue to see concerts and watch our own Duck volleyball and basketball games.

With several renovations underway and constant updating of older buildings, the University is capable of keeping up with student needs by offering the highest-quality facilities. Within the last five years, the University has revamped nearly every building or facility to improve it in some way. A top-of-the-line Student Recreation Center, the best sports arenas and athletic facilities around, and a student center to serve every need are all a part of the UO experience, and you'll be hard pressed to find students who could ask for more.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
414
Campus Size
295 acres
Student Centers
The Erb Memorial Union
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
  • Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) Library
  • Knight Library
  • Law Library
  • Mathematics Library
  • Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Library
  • Science Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Buzz
  • The EMU Amphitheater
  • The Fishbowl
Bar on Campus
  • Buster's on 13th Street
  • Rennie's
  • Taylor's
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • The Buzz in The Erb Memorial Union
  • The Daily Grind in the Knight Library
Movie Theater on Campus
None
"Green" Initiatives
As of Fall 2012, the University is a tobacco-free campus.
School Slang
  • EMU: Erb Memorial Union
  • LLC: Living Learning Center
Traditions
  • Autzen: "It never rains at Autzen stadium." It's a tradition for the announcer to call this out sometime during each football game, and students expect it. Despite the fact that Eugene is renowned for its rain, it's a true fact that it never rains at Autzen stadium.
  • Pit Crew: The UO Pit Crew has tradition written all over it. This is a group of students that wear yellow shirts and vie for a spot in the Pit Crew at the beginning of every season. These are sports-crazy students that attend every basketball game to agitate the opposing team while making more noise that the takeoff of a 747. The "Pit Crew" is an essential part of one of the oldest and most feared basketball stadiums in the country.
  • Street Fair: Usually twice a year, once in fall term and once in spring, the street fair lines the entire stretch of campus on 13th Street. From exceptional Thai food and other dining adventures to plenty of arts and crafts, the street fair is something all students look forward to.
Urban Legends
Deady Hall is haunted.
Favorite Things To Do
Ducks football games are by far the overall favorite activity of students. When it is nice out, people love being active on the grassy areas around campus or play outside sports. Also, students work out in the state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center, listen to a band in the EMU Amphitheater, listen to the On the Rocks acapella singing group, or get their campus buzz from one of many coffeehouses.
Student Organizations Web Site
asuo.uoregon.edu/studentorgs.php
Student Newspaper
Oregon Daily Emerald
dailyemerald.com
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • The Civil War football game is the most popular game of the year which is played between University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
  • The legendary movie "Animal House" was filmed at the University of Oregon.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 93 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% The EMU Amphitheater
  • 19% Lilis
  • 19% Hamilton Dining
  • 12% Common Grounds
  • 6% Campus computing lab
  • 6% The Pioneer Cemetary
  • 6% The Buzz
  • 6% The Fishbowl

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 103 responses

  • 6% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 13% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 58% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 23% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 102 responses

  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 5% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 47% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 46% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 7 responses

  • 50% Working at the student recreational center
  • 30% Food service
  • 10% Craft Center
  • 10% Resident Assistant

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 9 responses

  • 47% Autzen
  • 40% Street Fair
  • 13% Friday A cappella with On the Rocks!
  • 0% Pit Crew

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Explore
  • 38% Find yummy food
  • 12% Hike Spencer's Butte
  • 6% Sing in a campus choir

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