A message to students from University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill

President’s message to students: ‘We are in this with you’

In a new video released this week, UO President Michael H. Schill assures students the UO is doing everything it can to keep them safe as well as allow them to stay on track to graduation.

Schill said the UO’s No. 1 priority is student health and safety, followed by ensuring that the switch to remote classes for spring term does not interfere with the course of their education. Saying he sees the UO as a big family, he says it is important for members of the university community to support one another.

“Our greatest wish is to see you graduate and launch your happy and fulfilling lives,” the president says in the video. “We are not going to let the coronavirus deter us from that goal.”

Professors and instructors will be ready and eager to greet students when they return to virtual classes for spring term, Schill says. Students should contact them directly with any questions and use a new advising website to contact academic advisers or get information about remote instruction.

“We know it may be a bit bumpy as we start out the new term,” Schill says. “Stick with us though. We will work through any challenges with you.”