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COVID-19 Updates and Information

Coronavirus Updates and Information


The University of Oregon has modified its operations to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and the community due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

The UO will be providing remote education for all of spring term. President Schill is holding a virtual town hall for students and their families at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30.

The university has suspended all on-campus operations except for critical services to comply with the governor's stay-at-home order.

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The Search for COVID-19 Answers

In these extraordinary times, our faculty are conducting research and offering advice, solutions, and expertise on the coronavirus—to understand its effect on us, our wellbeing, and society.

UO Experts in the News


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Telling the Story of Climate Change

Students witness the impact of a warming planet firsthand through Science & Memory, an innovative experiential learning program

Communicating Science

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Star Power

Celebrate Women’s History Month with 10 UO faculty members—women from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds who are role models for the next generation

Pushing Boundaries




Nestled between rivers, mountains, and a rocky coastline—we’re all about beautiful contrasts.

We’re relentlessly innovative, but grounded in a history we’re constantly learning from. We’re thinkers who create, builders who dream, adventurers, and change agents happily rooted in our own personal arboretum.

We love technology and nature, abstract art and discrete mathematics. We believe in respect and inclusion, conversation, and collaboration, and we’re always interested in diverse perspectives.

So don't you want to be a Duck?

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Study Life in All Its Forms

Want to study the life sciences—life and all living things—in the classroom, the lab, and natural habitats? We offer outstanding programs in biochemistry, human physiology, and many facets of biology—including the only marine biology program in the Pacific Northwest. Can't pick just one? Consider general science, where you can choose a specialization tailored to your interests and career goals.

As a Tier 1 research institution, our renowned faculty provide practical training in state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for a career in research, medicine, neuroscience, or other health-related disciplines.

Dissect Biological Sciences Degrees

Find the Degree Program for You



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“I was humbled by the sheer power of nature. I developed ideas, flexed creative muscles, and strategically addressed real-world issues. I learned tangible skills like responsive web design, strategic brief building, and how to effectively and beautifully communicate about environmental changes.”

—Haley Justus, Class of 2020, advertising major, 2019 Science & Memory Alaska team

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“Helping Black-identified students feel connected at the UO and empowering them to excel in their academic endeavors embraces the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

—Stella-Marie Akindayomi, multicultural counselor & Black/African-American student retention specialist


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A Place for Curiosity

Ducks dive into research to find answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. We’re using big data to save and improve lives, striving to predict earthquakes and prevent deadly disease. We’re combining expertise across disciplines in math, biology, and genomics with bioengineering, neuroengineering, and precision medicine to fight cancer.

We’re re-defining research education with the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, shaping the next generation of scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, ready to serve the state, nation, and world with discovery and impact.

Oregon Research

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of Knight Campus internship graduates are employed within 3 months

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Knight Campus Bioengineer Advances Bone Repair Research

Marian Hettiaratchi's research takes a big step toward improving the effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures and repairing broken or defective bones. As she begins her new job at the Knight Campus, that research lays the groundwork for her UO lab and has landed in Science Advances, a major scientific journal.

Rebuilding Bones

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Get the latest info from Around the O, the University of Oregon's official news source.

Several UO profs are getting creative in preparing for an unprecedented spring term
Events and discussions will take place over the Zoom videoconferencing app
The change, under consideration for several years, will apply starting in fall 2021

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Happiness Retreat
Happiness Retreat Mar 27
Tamarack Wellness Center
Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the Animal Kingdom
Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the...Mar 27
11:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years—The Eugene Story
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights...Mar 27
11:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)Mar 30
2:00 p.m.
DIY Fun Kits
DIY Fun KitsMar 31
10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
OM (Virtual)
OM (Virtual)Mar 31
1:00 p.m.
Elohim - POSTPONEDApr 1
8:00 p.m.
WOW Hall
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info SessionApr 2
9:00 a.m.
Zoom Webinar
DIY Fun Kits- grab'n go
DIY Fun Kits- grab'n goApr 3
10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Super City - POSTPONED
Super City - POSTPONEDApr 4
8:30 p.m.
WOW Hall

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