Phase one of the Hamilton and Walton Hall Transformation Project is the next step in University Housing’s commitment to creating dynamic living and learning spaces. This new residence hall will have common spaces dedicated to the academic life of UO students, including classrooms, faculty meeting spaces, study areas, a living space for the faculty member in residence, and dedicated spaces for Academic Residential Communities. There will also be a community kitchen, the Duck’s House Restaurant, and updated dining venues for students with housing meal plans. Learn more about the project and construction updates.
The PNW Public Market will be a wonderful mix of delicious, local, and chef-driven food venues on the ground floor. The PNW Public Market will provide campus with nine distinct dining venues with a mix of dine-in and take-out food options. Providing everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to late-night snacks and groceries, the PNW Public Market will be the hub of the neighborhood to dine, work, study, or just hang out. The PNW Public Market will feature seating for more than 500 guests, including two outdoor dining patios, counter service, restaurant, and market-style service.
The Duck’s House will be a public restaurant that celebrates the traditions, spirit, and energy of UO sports—honoring past UO athletic traditions and building new ones. The restaurant will exude UO spirit. The Duck’s House will have table-kiosk ordering, table service, and the menu will include burgers, chicken, entrée salads including salmon and chicken caesar salad, vegetarian and vegan options and much more, along with soda, kombucha, beer, wine, and hard ciders.
The first floor will be home to the university's prospective student recruitment and welcome center, designed to showcase the very best the University of Oregon has to offer its incoming Ducks. This center will have display spaces, model residence hall rooms, meeting spaces, and a large presentation room. It will also be headquarters for tour guides and a starting point for campus tours.
The new residence hall will include a vibrant communal space on the mezzanine level that is designed to support residential student academic and social success. This space will serve a variety of needs, including study spaces, Academic Residential Community (ARC) teaching and social spaces, and faculty offices. The new building will continue to provide an environment dedicated to blending the living and learning experience.
Student residences will be on the third through seventh floors. Room types include doubles, triples, and a limited amount of singles. Every room will have a bathroom.