About Us

Grassy Area on University of Oregon Campus with Yellow O on Lillus Business Center.

“O” Yeah

When you plan your next meeting or conference at the University of Oregon, we’ll throw in a gorgeous, natural backdrop for no extra charge. After all, National Geographic magazine ranks our hometown first in the nation for air quality and green space, and our immersion in nature sets us apart from many other conference locations.

Our 295-acre campus features towering trees and a jaw-dropping landscape. Our summers are pretty much perfect, and it’s an easy drive from the campus to the Oregon coast and the Cascade Mountains. Our staff can help you incorporate a natural wonder or two into your conference schedule.

We offer a wide range of meeting spaces and overnight accommodations. From department meetings to national conferences, we are ready to host your event.

Pay no attention to the people behind the curtain! Our on-site event coordinators and AV technicians will provide you with the expert support you need to stage a memorable and smoothly executed event.

Contact Us


McKenzie Winders, Director of Conference and Event Services

Alicia Spitzer, Assistant Director of Dining for Catering and Conferences

Visit Us

1793 Columbia Street
Eugene, Oregon

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

University Events

The UO is a busy place, with many exciting events planned for coming year. To hear what’s happening and how your program might fit in, check out the Events Calendar.

Some events are free and open to the public but we recommend you contact the organizer if you plan to bring your group to one of the events.

Garbage and Recycling recepticals in University of Oregon Residence Hall.

Green Is What We Do

The University of Oregon is uncommonly committed to environmental sustainability. Let our professionals help you paint your event green.

Here are some examples:

  • We can provide reusable water bottles rather than throwaway ones
  • We can offer recycling bins in each room for paper, plastic, and glass
  • Ask our catering team to provide compostable products (they do it all the time here)
  • We have information for you on “zero waste conferencing”


Bikers enjoying a meal near a bridge.

Experience Oregon

Eugene, Oregon, a city of 157,000 with a college town vibe, is centrally located between the Oregon coast and the Cascade mountain range. It is an ideal location for hiking, biking, and running.

We can help your visitors round out their experiences here. The surrounding area includes wineries, plenty of great restaurants within walking distance of campus, our lively Saturday Market, and several excellent concert venues for indoor and outdoor entertainment. We’ll help you plan outdoor excursions or arrange bike rentals for touring campus or the city of Eugene. Our Craft Center offers individual and group classes in ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, metals, and more. Visitors can gain access to the UO Recreation Center, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

There is so much to see and do at the University of Oregon. Our professionals can help you create a custom-designed event for your guests.