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Faculty Fellow helps student in Global Scholars Hall library.

Faculty & Academic Connections

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 Community; we bring your faculty, tutors and advisors to you in the residence halls. 

Faculty Fellows

A Faculty Fellow is a professor who holds special tutoring and advising hours for you right here in the residence halls! They also collaborate with students, host events (chemistry demos, printmaking workshops, film screenings, and star viewing parties to name a few), trips, even bike rides around Eugene. You are not just another face in the lecture hall and making personal connections with professors is what the Faculty Fellows program is all about. University Housing provides office spaces for our Faculty Fellows to meet with students privately or in a group.

Advising in the Residence Halls

Your academic advsiors come to you in the residence halls after normal business hours so advising can happen in a place where you are comfortable at a time that works for you. They advise on choosing classes for next term, major exploration, declaring a major, degree requirements, course planning, policies and petitions and can even help give advice about academic success. This happens every Wednesday at the Living Learning Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Residence hall students can sign up for appointments online.

Get to Know Faculty Over Lunch or Coffee

At any University Housing dining venue, a resident can take a faculty or staff member to a meal or 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. 

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 where you will meet Yen Tran. These residential libraries are staffed by a librarian who can help you with research and find the right direction for your projects.