Unthank Hall

DeNorval Unthank Jr. Hall 

Unthank Hall has 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 is also 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 are on the third through seventh floors. Room types include doubles, triples, large triples, and a limited amount of singles. Every room has a bathroom.

Beds: twin extra long 36" × 80"



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

Academic Support in Unthank Hall

Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox, Unthank Hall faculty member in residence, is an assistant professor in the Department of Indigenous, Racial, and Ethnic Studies. Her research interests are issues of identity, labor, and technology within sport.

Meet Courtney Cox

Faculty Fellow David McCormick works with a student

David McCormick

Faculty fellows are part of your hall community. They have informal interactions with students that can include giving advice, helping with homework, and mentoring students in their hall. 

David McCormick, professor of biology and director of the Institute of Neuroscience is one of the faculty fellows in Unthank Hall.

Meet David McCormick

Lanch McCormick

Lanch McCormick, Unthank Hall faculty fellow, is the director of student engagement for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement. She dedicates her time to supporting students and their involvement in developing new knowledge and creative works across all disciplines.

Meet Lanch McCormick


Artist rendition of new learning commons
Learning Commons

Unthank Hall is home to two new Academic Residential Communities (ARCs) and two new Residential Communities. Vibrant communal space on the mezzanine level is designed to support residential student academic and social success. This space serves a variety of needs, including study spaces, ARC teaching and social spaces, and faculty offices. Unthank Hall provides 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

Flight Path Advisors 

Bil Morrill
Assistant Director for College and Career Advising—Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Flight Path
Courtney Garcia
Assistant Director for College and Career Advising—Global Connections and Scientific Discovery and Sustainability Flight Paths
Elizabeth Milner
Academic and Career Advisor—Scientific Discovery and Sustainability Flight Path
Julia Morrill
Academic and Career Advisor, Health Professions Advisor
Kim Marshel
Assistant Director for College and Career Advising—Healthy Communities Flight Path
Miranda Atkinson
Acting Director of Tykeson College and Career Advising
Sarah Lambert
Academic and Career Programming Coordinator for College and Career Advising—Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Flight Path


Welcome Center

The first floor is 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 has display spaces, model residence hall rooms, meeting spaces, and a large presentation room. It is also headquarters for tour guides and a starting point for campus tours.

Unthank Hall Dining

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

The Duck’s House is 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

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

Hours of operation


Construction in the Neighborhood

There will be construction noise and vehicle traffic at the new residence halls construction site for phase two of the Hamilton Walton Transformation Project.

Contractors have been asked to be mindful of student schedules and noise levels.