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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.



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:


Community Director Spotlight: Meet Tyler!

Name: Tyler Pundt

Email: tpundt@uoregon.edu

Residence Hall: Earl Hall

Years as a community director: Two years.

Best part about being a community director in Earl: The best part about being a CD in Earl is getting to know all of the students.

How would you describe the community in Hamilton: Relaxed and social.

Favorite food from the dining venues and where it is from: Everything in Hamilton dining.


Community Director Spotlight: Meet Brittnie!

Name: Brittnie Daugherty (she/her/hers)

Email: brittnie@uoregon.edu

Residence hall: Global Scholars Hall (GSH)

Years as a community director: This is my first year at the UO!

Best part about being a community director in GSH: Working with the amazing RA team! The Resident Assistants in GSH are so excited to welcome students to the community and help them grow and thrive this year!

Fun fact about GSH: South Tower is the only wing without communal bathrooms and also the only wing with a residential first floor!


Next Steps for Admitted Students

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 later this summer. Here is the timeline for fall 2020 students:

  • Now: Register for housing
  • May: Create roommate profile
  • June: Roommate browsing and requesting
  • August: Room selection (you get to choose your own room!)
  • September 21–25: Fall move-in dates TBD

All of the above steps take place in My Housing. For those that are still making their final decisions, September 1 is the last day to cancel your housing registration and receive 100 percent of the initial housing payment ($350). Room selection dates are assigned based on when a student registers for housing. The sooner you register, the more options you will have. We encourage you to register for housing even if you are still deciding on becoming a Duck.