Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Community

What is the Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Community?

The Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Community (IEI) is designed for exploring students who are looking to revolutionize industry, start their own businesses, and are interested in how to find and communicate answers to some of society’s hardest questions. Students in this RC might be exploring majors in the Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Flight Path (IEI).

Why should I choose to live in this community?

The IEI community receives support from academic and career advisors in the Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Flight Path within Tykeson College and Career Advising. With two full-time advisors within the same residence hall, students have the opportunity to build close connections and seek academic/career guidance throughout their time in the community. Advisors will also host regular programming to further support residents’ academic, career, and personal development. In addition to advising, students in this community will have a designated lounge to study and connect with one another in. Living in this community will provide support for students to explore majors, get involved in undergraduate research, connect with supportive staff, and get a head start into career pathways.

What are the community expectations?

Close relationships with advisors and early career support will be instrumental in setting you up for success at UO and beyond. Although there is no course work associated with this community, residents are expected to meet with an advisor at least once per term and to regularly attend residential community programming.


Residence Hall: Unthank Hall. Students living in this community will select roommates who are also in the community.

Please note that communities can be moved to different residence halls if the size or need of the community changes.

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Who is eligible and how do I apply?

While all students are encouraged to apply, the majority of our services are geared towards students interested in economics or spatial data dcience and technology, and students exploring pre-business administration or pre-journalism.

  1. Register for University Housing and select the community you prefer in the "Community Preference" section.
  2. Fill out the supplemental questions on your housing application. The program director will be in communication with you over the summer to remind you to fill out the form and determine class placement and details.

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