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Top Things to Do When Visiting UO Campus

Published: September 07, 2018


If you are visiting the University of Oregon campus to tour the school, visit a student, cheer on sports, attend a lecture or make a presentation, make sure you see as much as possible and enjoy your time! 

Campus is a thriving hub of activity from University events to nearby nature trails. Attend a lecture, workshop, performance or rally on campus. Stroll or ride across the grounds, soaking up the scenery. Twice a year the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) host a street faire along 13th Avenue.

Guided Campus Tours 

  • University of Oregon Tour - a 30-minute information session and 90-minute walking tour led by a UO admissions counsler. Learn about admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships, campus housing and adjacent Eugene neighborhoods. Offered Monday - Friday at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. On Saturdays, offered at 10 a.m.

Self-guided Campus Tours 

Explore Beyond Campus

  • Hike up to Hendricks Park to view hundreds of blooming Rhododendrons in the spring.
  • Learn about wine making in the rolling hills of the South Willamette wine country.
  • Explore the rivers on a white water rafting trip down the McKenzie River or go fishing on the Willamette River.
  • Head to the coast to ride the scenic dunes on a dune buggy or sandboard, kayak the Siltcoos River or enjoy a leisurely day in Historic Old Town Florence.
  • Hike to cascading waterfalls, soak in hot springs, or mountain bike in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Do What Ducks Do

Short but steep, this popular trail has breathtaking views.

Browse over 3,000 pieces of Asian art in the Jordan Schnitzer.

Tower at Hayward Field
Pay Your Respects to Hayward Field

For TrackTown USA, this is hallowed ground.

Rent a bike and cruise across campus or along the Willamette River bike path.

Drive an hour west and put your toes in the sand.

Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.