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UO President Michael Schill

Welcome to Our Campus!

Michael H. Schill, President

Welcome to the University of Oregon! We are so pleased you chose to visit our campus. I invite you to explore our many beautiful, natural, inspiring, and innovative spaces here at the UO. I was new to campus not that long ago, so here are a few tips that you may find helpful as you get to know the university.

First, it is okay to be a little lost. Navigating campus can be a bit confusing at first, so I encourage you to orient yourself by visiting places like Knight Library, Erb Memorial Union, Lillis Business Complex, Lewis Integrative Science Building, Student Recreation Center, and Hayward Field. These places are not only stunning in their architecture but they are where you will find students and faculty members collaborating, researching, learning, creating, and exercising their minds and bodies. (You’ll find them all on the map.)

Also, what you see is only part of the picture. Looking at a map or taking a tour just scratches the surface of the UO’s rich and varied academic and cocurricular opportunities. In our labs, classrooms, and studios; and in experiential learning opportunities all across the state and world are where students find their passion, learn to learn, and chart their course.

Finally, if you are still unsure of your path, there are many people eager to help show you the way. We who live and work at the university encourage exploration, discovery, and inclusiveness. Our faculty, advisors, staff, and students would love to share what they know, answer your questions, and help point you in the right direction—both on the campus and in your academic field of interest.

Our stunning campus, rich experiences, and welcoming community are just a few of the many things that make the UO special. But don’t take my word for it, take a look for yourself. I do hope you enjoy your visit to the University of Oregon.

Go Ducks!

President Schill

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