Building the Experience

Where you learn affects how you learn. Thanks to donors, Oregon’s beautiful, 295-acre campus is not just an arboretum with more than 3,000 trees. It’s a productive, functional home for students to live, learn, and grow.

Over the past decade, donor-supported facilities have transformed our campus. New classrooms, laboratories, and spaces for students and faculty members continue to enhance the Oregon experience. Gifts for capital projects don’t just help create exciting new facilities. They also make an incredible impact.

Academic buildings improve the lives of students from many different disciplines. New research facilities enhance interdisciplinary collaboration. Student centers promote friendships. And this impact is multiplied over the years, with each new generation of students benefiting from the foresight of donors and campus planners.

A gift in support of UO’s many academic buildings, student facilities, or research labs is a gift that will benefit generations of future Ducks. Read stories of their impact.

Price Science Commons and Research Library Fund

The new Price Science Commons and Research Library, renovation now underway, will create a dynamic and innovative facility to support interdisciplinary research and teaching in the sciences. The facility will be named in memory of Allan Price, Vice President of Advancement, University of Oregon, 2001-8 and Senior Vice President for Advancement, OHSU & President, OHSU Foundation, 2008-12. Give now.

For more information, see the project blog, or contact:

Keri Aronson
Director of Development

College and Careers Building

The new College and Careers Building is being planned to house the College of Arts and Sciences, which comprises 46 undergraduate programs and confers more than 60 percent of all UO degrees yet has no primary location.The UO plans for the facility to be a state-of-the-art hub for classrooms, offices, and collaborative spaces where students can work closely with faculty members in seminar and honors settings. It will also provide a new home for the UO Career Center, merging core academic activities with career advising.

For more information, contact:

David Welch
Executive Director of Development
Erb Memorial Union Expansion and Renovation

The University of Oregon’s Erb Memorial Union (EMU) has a history of over sixty years at its current location at the corner of University Street and 13th Avenue, truly at the heart of campus. The project will preserve the EMU’s historical spaces and renovate the better functioning and repairable portions of the building. A portion of the building will be demolished, and new spaces will be constructed. The vision is to create an expanded student union, providing programs, services, and spaces that are fully aligned with and supportive of the academic mission and values of the institution. Give now.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Manotti
Director of Development

Chapman Hall

First built in 1939, Chapman Hall provides a beautiful, centrally-located home for the Robert Donald Clark Honors College (CHC). Renovating this iconic UO building (while preserving its classic exterior and historic elements) will dramatically enhance the learning and communal aspects of the college, and enable us to increase enrollment. This construction project will help establish a prominent front entrance and campus identity for the CHC. The project will upgrade our educational technology, add more lounge and informal learning areas, and improve our student facilities.Most importantly, the renovation will create one cohesive interior space.

Raising UO's Research Profile
Raising UO's Research Profile
New $19.5 million Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library is open after a 20-month overhaul
The Art of Giving
The Art of Giving
Anonymous $2 million gift will advance the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and help grow the museum’s endowment