Now that students are moved in, classrooms are buzzing, and the signature Oregon rain has made several appearances, it’s time to get down to the business of the college experience: learning, meeting new people, getting involved and preparing for a career.
The university has a number of resources, services and staff across campus to help students be successful in all those areas and many more. A full list of resources can be found at any time on the UO’s One Stop Students Resources website. Students can also check the weekly Quick Quack email for up-to-date activities, resources and more.
Prepare for success in classes and career
UO Libraries has many different resources to help students be successful in their studies, from study rooms to digital databases to research guides. Tutorials on how to use the resources and more are available on the UO Libraries website.
Academic advisers also are important resources to help plan for next term and outline courses to meet graduation requirements. The Accessible Education Center also is available to help students with academic accommodations and other accessibility needs for classes.
One of the many benefits of being a Duck is the integrated approach to academic and career advising. Career readiness coaches work closely with academic advisers to help students apply what they learn in the classroom and start a successful career.
Find your flock
One of the most valuable parts of the college experience is meeting new people and being a part of different communities.
Spaces across campus such as the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, the Many Nations Longhouse, the Multicultural Center, the Women’s Center and more are all dedicated to helping students connect and build community.
The university also is home to a number of student unions and culturally based fraternities and sororities that offer opportunities for students to get involved across campus. Multicultural events and programs also are held each year.
Resources and support are available through university offices, including the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence, which has advisers dedicated to supporting students in their academic success. Counseling Services in University Health Services also has identity-based specialists available to support students throughout their time at the UO.
Stay safe and healthy
While the university community has returned to in-person operations, it is important that everyone continues to help protect the health and safety of the community.
With fall also comes flu season. University Health Services encourages students to get their flu shot and provides other services to students, including primary care, sports medicine, counseling through Counseling Services and more.
The start of the academic year also marks start of the annual Red Zone campaign which hosts a number of activities and events to raise awareness about the national issue of sexual violence.
Keep the essentials covered
In order to be successful and make the most of their time at UO, students have to manage their basic needs and logistics.
The university’s student government, ASUO, has led the creation of a guide with information on basic needs resources for students including food, housing, health care, transportation and other important resources. The Financial Wellness Center also has workshops, peer advisers and resources to support students with their finances.
Information Services has also created a getting started resource guide for technology at the university to help students find the right tools to be successful in their classes.
Fill up your free time
Students can always something to do at the university. From athletic events and intramural teams to joining a club and exploring leadership styles, opportunities are there. Many university events are published on the UO Calendar.
But a great part of free time is getting to slow down. Counseling Services has a list of self-care resources and the Duck Nest offers resources to help students manage stress and take care of themselves.
More resources are being added all the time. From new student jobs to new research opportunities to new places to eat on campus, onestop.uoregon.edu keeps it all in one place for easy reference.
—By Jesse Summers, University Communications