Housing Blog

How Ducks Live

Living on campus adds value to the UO student experience and puts you in the middle of it all: fun, friends, food, and academic resources that will give you the best possible start to your college career. Whether you are a current resident or a prospective student, stay connected and learn about University Housing’s student-centered living-learning experiences and how to get the most out of your time in the residence halls.



Housing Next Steps–Fall 2021

Welcome to the flock!

As an admitted student, an important next step is to register for housing and get ready for roommate browsing and room selection this summer. 

Register for Housing

The sooner you register for housing, the more options and priority you have for room selection. We encourage you to register for housing even if you are still deciding on becoming a Duck. Read our blog post on the housing registration process for more information!


Housing Registration Information

Register for housing for the 2021–22 year today!

All first-year students at the UO live on campus. Admitted students will get an email once they can log in and register for housing—this will be within two weeks of being admitted to the UO. The earlier you register, the more prioirity and options you have when selecting your room. 

Also, you don’t have to be a first-year student to live on campus! If you are a returning student who is currently living in the residence halls, you can reregister for housing now and select your own room before any new students. There are many benefits to living on campus after your first year, learn more about living here next year. 


Common Reading: This is My America

Each year, University of Oregon Undergraduate Studies chooses a Common Reading book designed to involve all of campus in a shared reading experience and broader conversation. This year’s book, which all new students received last term, is This is My America by Kimberly Johnson. The 2020-2021 Common Reading theme is Listen. Learn. Act, and is dedicated to listening to and learning about Blackness and the Black Experience.

We are fortunate in the UO community to know Assistant Vice Provost Kimberly Johnson, who grew up here in Eugene, through her work in UESS overseeing the development of a cohesive and unified advising system campus wide in and as Director for the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (DEI). This is My America is Johnson’s debut work which explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces.

Here’s an overview of what this 2021 Pacific Northwest Book...

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Student Message: Spring Break

This message was sent to all residents on February 24, 2021. 

Hello Student,

As we near the end of winter term and begin preparing for spring term, please take note of the following dates, deadlines, and instructions. Spring break is quickly approaching, and we ask all UO students to remain vigilant and not travel at this time.

End of Term Plans Form

Please complete the End of Winter Term 2021 Plans form on your My Housing account by Sunday, March 14. On this form, you will indicate if you are returning for spring term and any days you will be staying over spring break or if you are checking out and not returning for spring term.


Live Here Next Year

Housing registration for the 2021–22 academic year is open and there are so many reasons to return to University Housing for another year! As a returning Duck, you can continue to live in the heart of where you learn, connect, and eat—especially as we look forward to returning to a traditional residential experience. 

Here’s why returning Ducks choose to live on campus after their first year:


Student Message: Return to Winter Term and COVID-19 Testing

This message was sent to all residence hall students on December 28, 2020.

Dear Student,

We hope you are enjoying the winter break and we are looking forward to having you back on campus. Here is some important information about your return to your residence hall and COVID-19 testing requirements.


Isolation and Quarantine: What to Expect

Have you wondered what to expect if you are identified as a resident needing isolation or quarantine?

Students who are identified as needing a temporary room assignment in Barnhart Hall for isolation or quarantine will have detailed information provided to them first via phone by the UO Care Team, then followed up with information in their My Housing portal. You can learn more information about what some of those details are on our Coronavirus Information for Residents page. 

Do you know difference between isolation and quarantine?

Isolation refers to individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and its purpose is to slow the spread of the disease by separating positive individuals from people who are not infected. 


Student Message: Winter Break

This message was sent to all residents on November 12, 2020. 

Dear Student,

Hello. I hope this message finds you doing well. I am wanting to communicate about our plans for winter term COVID-19 testing and returning to the residence halls for winter term. This week, the university communicated November break information.


Welcome New Residents!

Welcome to the flock! As students have moved into the residence halls (and are continuing to do so), we want to make sure you are aware of some important information and resources as a resident with University Housing.

Mailing addresses

Emails and texts are great, but there's nothing like turning that key and seeing something inside the mailbox just for you. As your students make the transition into the residence halls, a note or a package from home is always reassuring. It is important to make sure to address your package the right way. Your mailing address is in the My Assignments tab of your My Housing portal. Here's an example:

First and Last Name
6##### (box number)
Address of housing service center
Eugene, OR 97403

Mail will be delivered directly to your mailbox. Packages will be delivered to your service center and once logged, you will receive an email to pick up your package. 


Getting around the UO

For those coming to campus and living in the residence halls this fall, you may be wondering about how you can get around Eugene, whether or not you should bring a car, and if people ride bikes! Here are a few fun facts you should know about Eugene before we dive in to how you can get around: