Let’s be honest: This won’t be a typical year on campus. But if we work together, we can make it a great one. We can still connect with friends, mobilize around the causes that matter to us, and enjoy campus life. New experiences are what we came here for, right? So let’s embrace it together.
Things are tough right now. We get it. But if you’re taking classes remotely, remember that you’re not alone. You’ve got our faculty and staff on your side—people who are committed to helping you achieve your academic and career goals. Sure, there’ll be bumps along the way. But we’re here to support you on your journey, whatever that looks like.
Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Small choices we make every day can have a big impact on the spread of COVID-19. Just like good study habits help you earn your degree, adding a few simple habits to your daily routine can help everyone stay healthy and safe. Here’s what you can do to help keep our campus COVID-free:
Wear a Mask or Face Covering
Maintain Physical Distance
Wash Your Hands
Check Your Symptoms and
Stay Home if You're Sick
Ducks Choose Each Other
Ducks care. We have a long history of protecting each other’s rights and standing up for what we believe in. Now we choose to stand together against COVID-19. Our UO Community is making a pact to protect each other—to help keep our community safe.
When fall term begins later this month, much of campus life at the UO will be familiar.
The trees around campus will be starting their annual fireworks show of fall color. First-year students will find their way around campus for the first time with a mix of excitement and nerves. The EMU will still be the hub of campus activity, the place to grab a coffee or burrito and connect with other students and get involved in groups and clubs.
And in this time of COVID-19, much will be different.
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But university officials have been working hard over the summer to make sure that students will still experience the things that makes life on the University of Oregon campus special.
“We really want students to know there are a lot of ways to stay engaged, whether they are living on or off campus, or learning remotely,” said Kevin Marbury, vice president for Student Life. “There will still be lots to do, but students should expect various modifications.”
The Division of Student Life will keep students up to date with weekly Quick Quack emails, sent out on Thursdays. It’s a quick-hit look at the latest campus news and developments of concern to students, including academic advice, important dates, ideas to get involved and reminders about resources and services.
While things will look and feel different this fall, much of students have come to expect from campus life will still be available, some offered remotely and some in person, with modifications. Here’s a glimpse at what fall term, pandemic edition, will look like:
Classes, Labs, and Studios
Freshman Interest Groups, Academic Residential Communities, and Faculty Engagement
Food in the EMU
Health and Counseling Centers
University Career Center
Identity-Based Organizations and Spaces
Student Recreation Center
Upcoming Signature Events
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Access to Campus Buildings
How to Wear Your Mask
Every mask worn on campus makes us all a little safer. Are you doing it right? Here’s how Ducks mask up for each other:
The Right Way to Wash Up
Clean hands are COVID-free hands. Each time you wash up, you limit the chances for disease to spread—but only if you get them truly clean. Follow these five steps for clean hands:
Your Guide to Physical Distancing
Here’s your guide to physical distancing on campus—when to do it, how to do it, and why it’s important. So, let's keep a safe distance for each other and enjoy a safe and healthy year!
If You Feel Sick, Stay Home
How are you feeling? Asking yourself this simple question before you come to campus each day can make a big difference. If you don’t feel well, stay home and take care of yourself. If you notice any of these symptoms while you’re on campus, please leave right away and contact your health-care provider.