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Visitor Information

Finding the Environmental Studies Program on Campus

The Environmental Studies Program is located in room 144 of Columbia Hall, directly across 13th Ave from the Erb Memorial Union (EMU). If you’re trying to find us on campus, take a closer look at the interactive campus map. Type in the keyword Columbia in the map’s search line.

This downloadable campus map with building abbreviations may also be useful:

ENVS Office Hours

Academic Year
Monday & Wednesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday 9am – noon & 1pm – 3pm (closed Fridays)

Scheduling a Campus Tour

The Office of Admissions schedules individual tours and visit events on campus. Please visit this page to make arrangements:

Virtual Tour of Campus

The University of Oregon’s Eugene campus is 295 acres of open greens, magnificent trees, well-tended gardens, and buildings that date from 1876, when Deady Hall opened, to the spring of 2008 when the Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory was dedicated. The classrooms, laboratories, recreational facilities, residence halls, and extensive open spaces provide a stunning environment for learning, teaching, research, and community connections. This virtual tour provides a glimpse of the beauty of our campus:

The Office of Admissions “Exploring Campus” page also provides a helpful description of our campus and facilities:

Traveling to and around Eugene

Travel directions to the University of Oregon (by airline, train, bus, or car) are available here:

A map of Eugene-Springfield is available here:

While visiting Eugene, consider using our local mass transit system, Lane Transit District. Transportation on LTD buses is free for all UO students, staff, and faculty:

Finding Lodging

A useful index of Eugene hotels is available from Travel Lane County:
Another index from Eugene Cascade and Coast Visitor Center:

Campus Parking

Parking on campus is extremely limited. Note that parking in a spot designated “reserved” or failing to add money to a parking meter will likely lead to the vehicle being ticketed or towed.

Visitor parking permits are available are available from the Department of Public Safety and from the information kiosk located at 13th and Agate streets. Permits may be issued for periods of time from one day up to three weeks. The cost is $5.00 per day.

Downloadable map of campus parking options:

Exploring Eugene

The Office of Admissions “Explore Eugene” page offers a useful overview and links concerning the city of Eugene and surrounding area:

The following sites also provide useful information about Eugene and Lane County events, restaurants, and attractions:

Downtown Eugene:

Planet Eugene:

Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce: