Health & Wellness
The University of Oregon believes that a healthy lifestyle is connected with better academic performance, and we have several great resources to help keep you in prime learning condition.
The University Health Center provides general medical care in addition to a pharmacy, massage therapy, dental work, and a ton of other services.
Physical Education and Recreation also offers a number of ways for students to improve their wellness. Use of the Student Rec Center is included in student fees. There are also fitness classes, intramural teams, and an aquatics center for student, faculty, and staff use. Whether you want a personal trainer to help get your workout in gear, or if you prefer solo workouts, or you like taking yoga in a group, you can find a service that fits your style.
University Housing takes every aspect of health seriously, including mental health. Counseling services are provided by the University Counseling and Testing Center free of charge. Counselors can also provide referrals to community resources if a long-term solution is needed. The Counseling Center offers individual counseling, group counseling, eating disorder treatment, and services for specific groups including transgender students, international students, and veterans. Additionally, the University Health Center’s primary care physicians and nurse practitioners can treat mental health concerns. Health Center psychiatrists can further provide individual psychotherapy and medication management for ongoing or serious emotional concerns.
If you’re not sure what services you need or how to access those services, don’t hesitate to talk with your student staff member. Your mental health is extremely important to us, and we want you to be as successful as you possibly can during your time here.
Alcohol and Drug Use
The University of Oregon has a long-standing commitment to proactively addressing high-risk drinking and substance abuse on our campus. If you are concerned about your use of alcohol and drugs, or you are concerned about someone you know, please visit the Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Success website or make an appointment with the Health Center. All illegal drug use is prohibited.
University Housing is committed to the safety of our residents. The residence halls have had most of the materials that are capable of releasing asbestos fiber into the air removed or sealed. We ask that residents abide by the simple guidelines below so that the possibility of releasing asbestos fibers is greatly reduced. Please contact our Facilities Mangement team if you have specific questions.
- Do not grind, drill, sand, or saw into any of the building materials in your room or hall.
- Be careful not to puncture the protective wrapping around any pipe.