Nontraditional Student Union Hours

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
*Hours are subject to change.
Please contact the office for updated hours.

Finding your community

As a nontraditional student, you have a unique set of needs. There are a variety of resources and services available to help you balance school and life. The Nontraditional Student Union is dedicated to representing the nontraditional student voice on campus and providing a place for you. If you are looking for a place to connect with other nontraditional students or if you just want a place to study in the heart of campus, the Nontraditional Student Union is a great place to explore. 



Nontraditional Students

You may be a nontraditional student if you:

  • Are over the age of 24 at the time you begin working toward your first bachelor's degree
  • Are married, divorced, or partnered
  • Work full-time
  • Have children and/or family members to support
  • Are returning to or starting college after a break
  • Are changing careers
  • Are a veteran of the armed forces
  • Have independent financial status
  • Have transfer admission status

As a nontraditional student, there are professional staff in the Dean of Students Office to support you.

Scholarship & Transfer Information

The university offers a variety of scholarships for students. If you identify as a nontraditional student, you may be eligible to apply for the  Osher Re-Entry Scholarship or the Tillman Military Scholarship. There are also other financial resources available to help you through your time at the UO. You may also be able to receive credit toward graduation from courses you took prior to entering the university.

Housing and Child Care

We want to make sure that you are successful outside of the classroom and maintain a balance between your homelife and education. There are resources available to you including affordable apartments and information to help you navigate the Eugene community. Child care is also available close to campus and eligible families can even receive financial assistance for child care costs.


Nov 6
Veteran's Appreciation Week 201712:00 a.m.

Join the University of Oregon as we recognize, thank, and celebrate our veterans November 6th-10th, 2017. Through a partnership among the Veterans Program, Veteran and Family...
November 6–10

Join the University of Oregon as we recognize, thank, and celebrate our veterans November 6th-10th, 2017.

Through a partnership among the Veterans Program, Veteran and Family Student Association, and the President's Office, the university will honor our veterans through several events, meals, and fundraising throughout this week.


Monday-Thursday, November 6-9th (10 AM- 2 PM, EMU Terrace) - The Student Veteran Center, Peer Advisors for Veteran Education, and Veteran and Family Student Association will be tabling on the terrace to let people know about Veterans Apprecation Week - come say hi!

Monday-Thursday, November 6-9th (10 AM- 2 PM, EMU Terrace) - "Operation Toiletries" - Help us collect toiletries for veterans experiencing homelessness in Lane County. Items can include: soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, razors, shaving cream, tampons, toilet paper, bags, nail trimmers, nail files, or other toiletries. All proceeds will be donated to St. Vincent De Pauls Supportive Services for Veteran Families. Collection centers located at the EMU Terrace tabling and Student Veteran Center November 6th-9th.

Wednesday, November 8th (10 AM - 2 PM, Student Veteran Center, students only) - Student Veterans, come grab free BRUNCH on the VFSA from 10 AM - 2 PM!

Thursday, November 9th (6 PM- 9 PM Putters: Eugene Game Central) - Veteran and Families, RSVP (required) by October 30th for a night of pizza and Mini Golf or Laser Tag! Besides an additional large indoor play area and arcade, there is also nearby bowling and beer for purchase. Limited spots available, RSVP early here,!

Friday, November 10th (11 AM - 12:30 PM, Gerlinger Lounge) - Help us honor our veteran community and conclude the week's festivities at the Veterans Day Ceremony, sponsored by The Office of the President.

Any inquiries regarding these events may be directed towards the Veterans Program Coordinator at, or 541-346-3406.