Michael Griffel, Director
1220 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1220
The Office of University Housing supports the mission of the University of Oregon, providing student housing that promotes academic success and appreciation for diversity. It strives to set the standard for the seamless integration of student living and learning.
Housing options include traditional residence halls, which offer room and board; efficient studio and one-bedroom apartments for graduate students living alone; and—for students who are married, in a domestic partnership, or have minor children, or those who are at least twenty-one years of age—one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. One of these apartment complexes features on-site child care. A small number of houses in a residential neighborhood adjacent to campus are also available. In addition, university housing offers a variety of dining services to its residents and the campus community.
The Office of University Housing is committed to upholding the following statement: "The University of Oregon actively promotes cultural diversity and equal opportunity. We honor the humanity that joins us, and we celebrate the differences that distinguish us. University housing has the expectation that its residents will actively participate in creating welcoming communities that value all members without regard to race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, religion, marital status, or veteran status." For more housing information, call 541-346-4277. Calls are handled discreetly by authorized staff members.
Listed rates for residence halls and other housing options are subject to approval and change by the University of Oregon leadership team, which reserves the right to increase charges during the fiscal year if actual expenses of housing operations exceed budgeted expenses.
The university maintains nine residence hall complexes, which house approximately 4,300 students. All complexes have study areas, TV lounges, and laundry facilities, and several have community kitchens. Smoking is not allowed in the halls or on any university property. The halls house each gender by floor or wing (men on one floor, women on another) and have common bathrooms and showers, with the following exceptions: Barnhart Hall rooms are assigned by gender and have private bathrooms; Riley Hall, the Living-Learning Center, and the Global Scholars Hall have gender-designated bathrooms and bedrooms; the gender inclusive housing floor in Carson Hall has any-gender bedroom pairings, and gender-neutral bathrooms. Available room types include single-, double-, or triple-occupancy, as well as a limited number of "suites," where bedrooms share a common, connected private bathroom. Rooms contain a bed, desk, chair, and a closet, wardrobe, or dresser for each resident. Internet access and cable television are included in room and board charges. Local and long distance telephone services are available for an additional charge.
The Office of University Housing offers a variety of academic connections and academic residential programs for residents, with campus partners such as First-Year Programs, the Robert D. Clark Honors College, the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, Office of Sustainability, Career Center, and Knight Library. Programs include residential Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs), Building Business Leaders (a cohort of the CEO Network), Carnegie Global Oregon, Sustainability Hall, Sophomore Experience, Community Conversations, Supernova, the Office of Academic Advising, and the residential academic communities of the Global Scholars Hall: the Chinese Flagship Program, College Scholars, Deutsch erleben! (the German immersive learning community), Japanese Global Scholars, Clark Honors College, Vivir en español (the Spanish immersive learning community), and Vivre en français (the French immersive learning community).
Choosing a special-interest hall is another way residents can tailor their environments and develop relationships with people with similar interests. In past years, some of the special interests have included creative arts, technology, multicultural, wellness and substance-free, civic engagement and leadership, and music.
The residence halls have six flexible meal plans. The deluxe, standard, and mini plans allow meals to be distributed throughout the week as the student chooses. Residents may also choose a "plus" option of each plan, adding Campus Cash (the university's debit card program) for use in other university outlets. Residents of Family Housing and University Apartments may pay with cash or debit/credit cards for meals at any of university housing’s dining venues. Students may use their meal plans in any of the various dining venues, which offer a range of choices from all-you-care-to-eat buffets to individually prepared entrées and deli or market items to go. Venues include two traditional dining centers, a burrito bar, four coffee houses, a bistro, a stir-fry grill, and two deli-style markets with everything from sushi to sandwiches, soups, entrées, fresh fruit, and beverages.
Contract and Rates
Residence hall contracts cover the full academic year. Should a resident move in after the beginning of the academic year, the contract is in effect from the move-in date until the end of the academic year. For residence halls, the academic year is September 20, 2012, through June 14, 2013, excluding winter and spring breaks. During these breaks, residents may stay in the halls for an additional fee; food service is not provided.
Residents must sign a contract that explains the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of residence hall occupancy. These terms are based on consideration for other residents, health and safety standards, and compliance with established state laws and University of Oregon student conduct codes. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of occupancy can lead to eviction. Students may be released from the academic year contract for one of the following reasons: graduation, withdrawal, or participation in a university-planned educational program (e.g., study abroad).
Residents may also be released from the housing contract if they recruit another matriculated University of Oregon student to take their place for the remainder of the contract year. Students who have a residence application on file or who already live in a residence hall are not eligible to be a contract replacement. More information may be found in the residence hall contract, available on the housing website.
Room-and-board charges are billed to students’ university accounts by term (quarterly) and are divided into three installments. Charges are uploaded to the UO’s revolving charge account program and are listed along with tuition and other university fees. Rates vary based on room type and meal plan.
2012–13 Annual Residence Hall Rates
All rates are for the 2012–13 academic year with a standard meal plan. Rates are subject to approval and change by the UO leadership team.
|Double with sink||$10,799|
|Double with sink (Global Scholars Hall)||$12,333|
|Enhanced double with sink||$11,039|
|Double with bath||$12,333|
|Double with bath (Global Scholars Hall)||$14,943|
|Enhanced double with bath||$14,943|
|Single with sink||$14,015|
|Single with sink (Global Scholars Hall)||$15,955|
|Enhanced single with sink||$14,310|
|Small single with bath||$15,955|
|Single with bath||$17,766|
|Single with bath (Global Scholars Hall)||$17,766|
|Triple (Global Scholars Hall)||$11,737|
|Triple with bath||$12,073|
|Six-person suite with bath||$13,367|
|Four-person suite with bath||$13,367|
|Two-person suite with bath (Riley Hall)||$14,015|
|Two-person suite with bath (Living-Learning Center)||$14,310|
|Two-person suite with bath (Global Scholars Hall)||$16,710|
Only students admitted to the university may apply for on-campus housing. After receiving notice of admission from the university admissions office, students should log onto duckweb.uoregon.edu, select “Housing” from the DuckWeb student menu, and fill out an online application form. After completing and submitting the online application, students must then read and sign online the housing contract, and make an online payment (a $50 nonrefundable application fee and a $250 prepayment) to immediately secure a housing space.
Housing is generally filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and housing is not guaranteed. Information and instructions on applying for residence hall housing may be found online at housing.uoregon.edu/reshalls/apply.
Family Housing and University Apartments
The Office of University Housing maintains four apartment complexes and a limited number of houses for approximately 500 students and their families. Accommodation in Family Housing and University Apartments is open to full-time students. One complex offers single-dwelling units for graduate students; other housing may be occupied by graduate or undergraduate students who are either married, in a domestic partnership, or have minor children. Other UO students who are at least twenty-one years old are also eligible. For most units, preference is given first to students with at least one minor child, second to students who are married or in a legal domestic partnership, and finally to students who are at least twenty-one years of age.
Apartments and houses are unfurnished, although each unit is equipped with a stove and a refrigerator. On-site laundry facilities are available in apartment complexes, and hook-ups are available in most houses. Some complexes include Internet service with the rent. In addition, some apartment communities have playgrounds, recreation rooms, child-care programs, and recycling facilities. Residents often plan community activities.
Rental rates vary by complex or house, based on size and amenities. Occupancy limits are based on the number of bedrooms and the number of people in the household. There are a limited number of units that can accommodate three UO students; otherwise, no more than two adults may reside in a single unit.
2012–13 Monthly Rental Rates
|Studio to five bedrooms||$462–$1,050|
Rental rates are listed for the 2012–13 academic year. Rates for other years may vary.
Students must first apply for admission to the University of Oregon. Within a few weeks of applying, graduate applicants automatically receive information on housing and the application process. Undergraduate applicants are mailed family housing information on request. Students also may apply online via DuckWeb or print an application form from the housing website. Students do not need to be accepted to the University of Oregon before submitting a housing application. However, the Office of University Housing cannot process applications for students who have not yet applied for admission or do not meet eligibility requirements at the time of application submission. To be eligible for a housing assignment, students must be enrolled and maintain full-time status at the university. Applications for Family Housing and University Apartments must be accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee. A $75 security deposit and prorated first month’s rent are required at the time of assignment.
Fraternities and Sororities
Information about fraternities and sororities affiliated with the university is available from the Holden Center, Suite 17, Erb Memorial Union.
Fraternities and sororities are more than just a housing option. They are concerned with the cultural, social, and academic growth of their members, offering programs that encourage community service, campus involvement, and interaction with the faculty.
Costs are comparable to university residence hall rates. Fifteen to twenty meals a week are cooked and served family-style. Quiet sleep and study areas are available along with living and recreational areas. Room, meals, and social fees vary from chapter to chapter with yearly costs averaging $7,100. Members may pay monthly or quarterly; payment plans are available on a chapter-by-chapter basis.
Students planning to participate in fall recruitment should write the Interfraternity Council (men) at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Panhellenic Council (women) at email@example.com; or call the number listed above. Information is also available from the Holden Center. Students who do not participate in fall recruitment may join a sorority or fraternity at other times of the year through informal recruitment.
Housed sororities at the university are Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi. Unhoused sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Gamma Alpha Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Mu Omega, and Zeta Phi Beta.
Housed fraternities at the university are Alpha Epsilon Pi, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Psi, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Sigma Pi. Unhoused fraternities include Kappa Sigma and Pi Kappa Phi.
All housed fraternities and sororities at the University of Oregon maintain substance-free facilities and employ live-in resident advisors.
Students who choose to live as members of a cooperative household are in charge of the maintenance, food buying and preparation, and various household chores. Members may also serve in leadership roles by being elected to the board of directors or house government positions. For more information, call 541-683-1112.