Nothing compares to the real thing. The beauty and energy of this place. The people—from every corner of the earth—and the environment. It just has to be experienced firsthand.
Fall Open House
Choosing the university that’s right for you is about determining if a school fits—not just you—but your dreams, goals, and personality. Duck Preview will let you learn whether the UO’s community of curious collaborators might just be your flock. Come breathe in the beautiful arboretum-like campus, take part in catalytic learning experiences led by dynamic faculty, and interact with current UO students.
Bringing a large group to campus? Or planning to bring a group of 6 or more? Great! We can help you set that up. Group visits can range from simple campus tours to half-day programs that can fit within your classroom curriculum.
Park for free underneath the Matthew Knight Arena. Register for a walking tour Monday through Saturday. They start right next door at the Ford Alumni Center. After a 30-minute information session with an admissions counselor, take a guided, 90-minute tour. Transfer information sessions are offered the third Friday of each month at 1 p.m.
Or just simply explore. Do what Ducks do. Walk over the Willamette River and through the woods to Autzen Stadium. Explore downtown Eugene. College-town vibe, crazy culture, amazing food. You better plan to stay a few days—before you come back to stay a few years. Our hometown has been recognized nationally for the quality of its transportation, green space, and commitment to environmental sustainability, so you should see that for yourself, too.
Take a running tour. It's the first of its kind in the nation. And that it should debut at the UO is as natural as, well, rubber in a waffle iron. You'll have a chance to see some campus and nearby sites that emphasize the area’s running pedigree while getting a few miles in yourself.
Running tours are offered at 8:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month. Join UO student ambassadors on a 3.7-mile tour of running trails surrounding the UO campus and discover the history behind Eugene’s nickname “TrackTown USA”. Our ambassadors run at a comfortable pace (10-minute mile) and stop frequently to point out the many landmarks. The tour ends with a victory lap around historic Hayward Field. You’ll still have plenty of time to shower and make it the general walking tour.
Take a Self-Guided Tour
Can’t make a regular tour? Download the UO self-guided tour from the Be a Duck app.