Unthank Hall

Artist rendition of new residence hall

DeNorval Unthank Jr. Hall 

Unthank 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 PNW Public Market–with nine unique dining venues–and the Duck’s House restaurant.

Unthank Hall is named after the first African-American to graduate from the UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts (the forerunner of the College of Design). He went on to serve as an associate professor and designed McKenzie Hall and Justice Bean Hall on the UO campus. Unthank also worked tirelessly for the Black community in Portland, joining forces with community leaders and the Urban League of Portland to develop projects in the city’s minority neighborhoods.

This is phase one of the Hamilton and Walton Hall Transformation Project. This affirms University Housing’s commitment to creating dynamic living and learning spaces. Learn more about the project and construction updates.   

new residence hall room type

Student residences will be on the third through seventh floors. Room types include doubles, large triples, and a limited amount of singles. Every room will have a bathroom.

Beds: twin extra long 36" × 80"


New residence hall amenities

All utilities paid
Community kitchen
Covered bike racks
Laundry in building
ResNet services
Study and lounge spaces
Wi-Fi in all rooms
24/7 on-call staff

Artist rendition of new learning commons
Learning Commons

Unthank Hall will be home to two new Academic Residential Communities (ARCs) and two new Residential Communities. There will be 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, ARC teaching and social spaces, and faculty offices. Unthank will continue to provide an environment dedicated to blending the living and learning experience.

Women in Science and Math ARC
Sustainable Cities and the Public Good ARC

Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Path Community
Science, Sustainability, and Health Path Community 

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Welcome Center

The first floor will be home to the university’s prospective student 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.

Unthank Hall Dining

The PNW Market will be a wonderful mix of delicious, local, and chef-driven food venues on the ground floor. It will provide campus with nine distinct dining venues with a mix of dine-in and take-out food options. 

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. 

Explore the New Dining Options

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Unthank Hall Location

Physical Address
1451 Agate Street
Eugene, Oregon, 97403

Mailing Address
Student’s full name
63### or 64###
1710 East 15th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403-2271

Service Center

Located in Global Scholars Hall. Go here for mail and packages and a key if you’re locked out.

Phone: 541-346-9114

9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
Noon–10:00 p.m. Saturday–Sunday