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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

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.

Randy Sullivan (Walton)

  • Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Walton South basement.
  • Stop by during these times to receive some help in classes and from study groups. Randy can tutor chemistry, physics, math up through calculus, writing, and history!
  • Randy really enjoys playing dungeons and dragons!

Alisa Freedman (Hamilton)

  • Sundays from 1-2:30pm in Common Grounds
  • Please feel free to make an appointment to talk with me then or a different time. My email is
  • I would be glad to offer advice about many academic matters and UO resources. In particular, I can help with studying foreign languages and cultures, studying abroad and international internships, and humanities majors. I teach Japanese literature, visual media, and popular culture.
  • My favorite event in the residence halls is Late Night Pancakes with Professors (usually Thursday of Week 10). More information about this soon!
  • I enjoy watching film, television, and anime. My hobbies include dance and yoga.
  • Tutoring in the Residence Halls, Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm (Weeks 2-10).

Scott Fisher (LLC)

  • LLC "Office Hours" - come visit Dr. Fisher at these times for informal access to an engaged faculty member. Dr. Fisher is an adivsor here on campus and can talk about classes, Degree Audits, and advising questions.
  • DUX Bistro - Monday 1-2pm
  • DUX Bistro - Tuesday 6-7pm
  • Scientific Sounding Board - Dr. Fisher is very willing to discuss any science topic with you! He can also help teach you how to determine if something that you've heard is 'real' or 'fake'.
  • Telescope/sky observing - keep an eye out for telescopes setup near LLC! When the weather cooperates and the sky is favorable, we will have observing from the quad between LLC North and South.
  • Nighttime photography class - a 2 hour class that will be held near the end of Fall term. Stay tuned for more details!


Advising in the Residence Halls

Your academic advisors 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 115 from 6:00-8:00 pm (Weeks 1-10). Residence hall students can sign up for appointments online.

Peer Advising (Drop-in)

Peer Advisors with the PeerLink Peer Advising Program can assist you with:

  • Building a schedule for next term.
  • Understanding General Education requirements.
  • Explore major, minor and certificate options.
  • Interpret your degree audit.
  • Navigate DuckWeb.
  • Connect with helpful resources.

Clark Honors College Peer Advising

Clark Honors College peer advisors are upper class students, each with advanced knowledge in science, social science, or humanities. No need to make an appointment, all advising sessions are drop-in on a first-come, first-served basis.  They can assist you with:

  • An advanced student’s perspective of CHC courses and programs.
  • Questions about the thesis process.
  • Preparing to meet with your CHC faculty and major advisors.
  • Information about CHC clubs and activities.
  • Insights into other aspects of campus life.


Tutoring in the Residence Halls

TLC Math Tutoring Lab (Drop-in)

Math tutors from the Teaching and Learning Center offer you individualized tutoring in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus “after hours” and in the Residence Halls.

  • Barnhart Lobby and 154 Straub Hall: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Weeks 2-10)


Advisor Fellows

Kris Katkus (Walton)

  • Walton North/Hawthorne every Thursday 5:00–7:00pm.
  • Kris can help you register for classes, answer questions about classes, guide you to courses that may help supplement your career goals, and start to develop your 4 year plan.
  • Make an appointment here.

Dulce Castro (Hamilton)

  • Hamilton CD Office space in the 1st Floor Cloran Lounge every Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Dulce can help you register for classes, explore major and minor options, guide you to courses that may help supplement your career goals, and start to develop your 4 year plan.
  • Make an appointment here.

Rebecca Hodges (Bean)

  • Bean every Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Feel free to drop in the CD's office.
  • Rebecca can help you register for classes, answer questions about classes, guide you to courses that may help supplement your career goals, and start to develop your 4 year plan.
  • Feel free to drop in the CD's office.

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. 

Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement

Professor Josh Snodgrass will hold weekly, drop-in office hours to help you learn how to become involved in undergraduate research and creative work across all disciplines and colleges at the University of Oregon.  Josh can help you make personal connections with faculty in your areas of interest from the sciences, to the humanities, arts, social sciences, and professional schools.  He can also help you find sources of funding for your research and conference presentation travel.  You can also speak with Josh about how to begin planning for applying for distinguished scholarships such as the Boren, Goldwater, Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Truman.

Stop in for Office Hours with Josh Snodgrass - Global Scholars Hall 104: Mondays/Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more information email