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Faculty & Academic Connections

The University of Oregon is a world-class public research university with passionate and engaged faculty who are dedicated to working with you. UO’s small class sizes and diverse programs offer a great launch point for your academic journey, and connecting with faculty is crucial step in developing your direction. In University Housing, we foster a dynamic, close-knit learning environment and make it easy to meet with faculty beyond the classroom. Not only can you be in an Academic Residential Program or Residential Freshman Interest Group, but you can get to know faculty in the ways listed below.

Faculty Fellows

A Faculty Fellow is a professor who holds special tutoring and advising hours for you right here in the residence halls! The Faculty Fellows program is an effort to show students that they are not just another face in the lecture hall—professors actually want to make personal connections. University Housing provides office spaces for our Faculty Fellows to meet with students privately or in a group.

Dine with Faculty

At any University Housing dining venue, a resident can take a faculty or staff member to dine or enjoy coffee and University Housing will pay for it! To pick up your meal card, go to the closest Housing Service Center with the faculty or staff member you invited, and bring your UO ID card to receive a voucher. Get to know your favorite professor over lunch!

Residential Libraries

University Housing has partnered with University Libraries to provide learning spaces with technology in some of the residence halls, like the Global Scholars Hall Library Commons. These residential libraries are staffed by a librarian who can help you with research and find the right direction for your projects.