Women in Science and Math

This community is full for fall 2021.

What is the Women in Science and Math community?

The Women in Science and Math academic residential community is designed for students exploring careers in science, math, engineering, and related fields. Participation in this community will help students cultivate meaningful relationships with like-minded peers; explore a variety of career paths; identify mentors and role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields; and connect students with research opportunities on campus.

What are the benefits of living in this community?

  • Be part of a small, supportive, close-knit community of peers interested in science and math.
  • Learn about cutting-edge research and future career paths.
  • Receive guidance and mentorship from scientists at all stages of their careers: professionals, faculty, graduate students, and peers.
  • Visit campus labs and STEM companies to explore research opportunities.
  • Attend career development workshops and panels.
  • Join peer-facilitated study groups.
  • Apply for an ARC summer research grant.

What classes will we take?

All students will enroll in the Women in Science and Math ARC Seminar designed to introduce students to a variety of career options, explore issues of equity in STEM fields, and help students identify university resources aimed at cultivating the skills they need to excel in STEM fields at the UO and beyond.


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 hall buildings if the size or need of the community changes.

For more information, contact housing@uoregon.edu.

Who is eligible and how do I apply?

This ARC is open to anyone who identifies as female or non-binary or is a strong ally of those communities. Students must have declared a major in a science- or math-related field, or have selected either the Scientific Discovery and Sustainability (SDS) or Healthy Communities (HC) Flight Path.

  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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