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.
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.