Graduate Eugene is the largest conference hotel in the Eugene-Springfield metro area. With 275 guest rooms, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, in-house catering, unique amenities and local decor, the Graduate has it all.

Unique Features

There are several aspects of the Graduate that make it stand out from other hotels. 

When attendees arrive in the hotel lobby they are greeted by a 12-foot wooden toy duck. This is one of many nods to the University of Oregon Ducks in the hotel.

Nike was founded in Eugene and Nike’s history is on full display throughout the hotel. The welcome desk in the lobby is a Nike shoe museum full of sneakers dating back to the 1970s. Anyone interested in Nike culture or history will appreciate the gems that are highlighted here. Just around the corner is a ceiling-high wall full of 144 iconic Nike ads including classic Jordan ads to vintage football and track and field ads. Running the length of the wall is a 40-foot long pine wood communal table where guests can find a printed key to the ads on the wall.

Graduate Eugene Hotel Lobby Sports Display
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Graduate Eugene Hotel Lobby Sports Display

Across from the ad wall is the waffle wall which pays homage to Bill Bowerman’s experiment with waffle irons to create the bottom soles of Nike shoes in the early 1970s. Some guest rooms also have lamps made from waffle irons.

The Trophy Room in the lobby serves up classic American dishes and unique cocktails with a nod to campus culture. Local influences and regional flavors are reflected in each dish.

For pre or post meeting fun, the Topgolf Swing Suite is the perfect place to practice your swing, fight zombies or test your skills with other sports games. The two bays can be rented together or individually.

Graduate Eugene Hotel Top Golf

Graduate Eugene Hotel Top Golf

Right next to the Topgolf Swing Suite is Poindexter Coffee, which offers cafe favorites including avocado toast, espresso, french toast and more. For gatherings later in the day and in the evening, they also have wine and beer for purchase. No Graduate experience is complete without checking out the unique pencil wall which is composed of over 15,000 pencils. 

Event Rooms, Meeting Spaces and Breakout Rooms

The Graduate has a selection of event rooms that can host meetings or conferences, large or small. The hotel offers an 11,500+ square-foot ballroom that can be separated and smaller meeting rooms that are perfect for breakout sessions.

Graduate Hotel Eugene Meeting Spaces

Many Amenities

The Graduate is filled with amenities that make this hotel a distinctive place to hold a meeting or conference. They have 275 guest rooms and all are University of Oregon Duck-themed in classic green and yellow. You might just see a Track Town pillow on the bed or a bathroom wall lined with duck wallpaper.

The bottom floor of the hotel has an indoor pool with a wall lined with rubber ducks and an exercise room for those looking to get in a workout before or after their meeting. 

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Graduate Eugene Hotel


From boardroom business to conference welcome receptions or lunches, the Graduate offers custom catering menus for groups both large and small.


The Graduate believes that hotel spaces should be accessible to all. Their property has many accessible features within their public spaces and guest rooms. Some accessibility highlights include bathtub grab bars, wide corridors, a wheelchair-accessible pool and much more.

Close Proximity to City Highlights

The Graduate’s location in Eugene can't be beat. The hotel is just across the street from the 5th Street Public Market which offers a collection of local enchanting stores, restaurants, tasting rooms and more. Not only that but the Hult Center for Performing Arts is next door. 

Eugene has a rich culinary and beverage scene and there are lots of restaurants and tasting rooms within walking distance from the Graduate. Oregon Wine LAB and J. Scott Cellars on 5th are both great options to get a taste of delicious, world-renowned Willamette Valley wine. For food, 6th Street Restaurant & Sports Bar, Jazzy Ladies and Marche are all fantastic choices that will exceed expectations.

J. Scott Cellars on 5th
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J. Scott Cellars on 5th

The Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System is a collection of interconnected paved paths that run 12 miles along the Willamette River. It’s just a short walk or bike ride away from the Graduate’s door and is a great way to see the river and parts of Eugene and Springfield. Many planners and attendees utilize this accessible path for group runs or bike rides pre or post-conference to get in their daily workout.

Consider the Graduate

The Graduate Eugene is a unique hotel located in the heart of downtown Eugene. With abundant meeting space for large or small conferences, unique Nike features and accessible amenities, this hotel is an ideal choice for your next meeting. Reach out to our team to see how the Graduate can best suit your needs next time you meet in the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region of Oregon.