Vast array of events to choose from at UO Vast array of events to choose from at UO

Why choose UO?

  1. With eighteen varsity teams, the Oregon Ducks are best known for their football team and track and field program. The strength of the track program, as well as its connection to Nike, has helped make Eugene become known as "Track Town, USA".
  2. Eugene is located near many prominent geographic features such as the Willamette River, Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
  3. The university is known for being the site of a pioneering participatory planning experiment known as the Oregon Experiment.


Quick Facts:

Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA

City Population: 156,929

University Population: 20,623

Climate: The climate is mild, but periods of extreme hot and cold can affect parts of the state.

Nearest Airport: Eugene Airport



University of Oregon is a public institution that was founded in 1876. The University of Oregon, or UO for short, is located in Eugene, a town that bills itself on its strengths in the arts and outdoor activities. Students have a similarly vast array of events to choose from at UO and the surrounding community, from the Oregon Bach Festival to the Cinema Pacific Film Festival.

At the University of Oregon, more than 24,000 men and women study in idyllic, lush settings in the heart of the rugged Pacific Northwest where the dramatic Oregon coast is an hour's drive to the west, and the Cascade Mountains are an hour to the east, allowing easy access to both winter and summer sports and activities. The university's mid-range size gives it the ambience of a smaller institution, but with the benefit of the resources of a major research institution. The University of Oregon's 295-acre main campus is located in Eugene, nationally recognised as one of America's most liveable cities, as well as one of its best college towns.

Eugene, a quintessential college town, frequently turns up on lists of the best places to live, as well as greenest and most bicycle-friendly cities. Eugene offers big-city amenities, world class arts and culture, a lively music scene, breath-taking scenery and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.