Office of the Dean of Students COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) is currently operating with reduced staffing levels and has transitioned to offering most services remotely. Thank you for your understanding and patience as together we work to sustain the health and well-being of our campus community.

We are committed to maintaining high levels of support and resources for our students. During this time, our staff will continue to check and respond to voicemails and emails. DOS will also continue to offer crisis response drop-in hours remotely, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; please call 541-346-3216 if you need assistance.

The University of Oregon is planning for a responsible and safe to return to in-person, on-campus instruction, in compliance and coordination with federal, state, and local orders and guidance. Visit the links below for more information.

Financial Crisis Support

Many students are dealing with serious financial disruptions related to the national response to COVID-19. If you are one of those students, please complete the application process for the Federal Emergency CARES Act Grant through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

If you are still experiencing a financial crisis after completing the application process or if you are ineligible for the CARES Act Grant, please fill out our online intake form, as you may be eligible to receive financial support from the Students in Crisis Fund. Once you complete our intake form, a Dean of Students staff member will follow up with you within a few days to discuss your situation.

Your Dean of Students

We are here to build a strong campus community for all. Whether you are a student, a faculty member, or staff, we are here to support you. Our resources can connect you with others to build relationships and find support from peers. The Student Conduct Code is the standard to help us maintain the integrity of our community in order to keep it safe and supportive. If you need help or would like to report a concern, please connect with us.

 


A COMMUNITY JUST FOR YOU

The University of Oregon is a place that welcomes everyone. No matter where you are from, what you look like, or how you identify, you are one of us and a part of our community. We know it's important to find support and feel safe with the people around you. These communities will get you started, yet there are so many more. Find your place, connect with others, and learn from each other.

Diversity and Community

Ducks Do Something

We want every Duck to be the best version of themselves. But you weren't born knowing how to navigate every situation you'll encounter while in college. That's OK. We have resources and programs here to help you make healthy decisions and support your fellow Ducks, too. It is important that we are here for each other and understand how our actions affect our community so that we all can have a positive experience together. We encourage all Ducks, if you see something, say something! Ducks Do Something! Learn more about programs and student organizations working to support a safe and healthy campus. 


Leadership and Involvement

You are a vital part of building a better community for all Ducks. We have a number of opportunities in the Dean of Students Office available for you to be a leader in your community. Maybe you want to build stronger multicultural communities or continue a legacy built on shared values. It could be providing your perspective on a committee, facilitating workshops, or student employment. Wherever your passion leads you, there are opportunities waiting.


Events

Oct 21
Let's (Tele) Talk: Black Student Support2:00 p.m.

Talk with a Black/African-American Specialist & Therapist Dr. Nikki Chery will be available on Wednesdays from 2-4 PM, and she is a psychologist who focuses...
October 13–November 18

Talk with a Black/African-American Specialist & Therapist

Dr. Nikki Chery will be available on Wednesdays from 2-4 PM, and she is a psychologist who focuses on the needs of Black/African-American students.
Click here for Waiting Room
 
What is Let’s (Tele)Talk?

Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that provides easy access to free, informal confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services counselor.
 
What makes Let’s (Tele)Talk different from counseling services at UCS?


No appointment necessary (first-come, first served)
No paperwork to be completed
Easy access support and consultation


 
Let’s (Tele)Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do


 
How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will now be offered via Zoom. Click on the relevant link below to access a Zoom meeting with a Let’s (Tele)Talk counselor. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the counselor is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and is meant to be used on an as-needed basis.

Oct 22
Fall Career Fair11:00 a.m.

Did you know that many top employers recruit candidates for both summer internships and post-graduation job opportunities in the fall? Attend the Fall Career Fair to...
October 22 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Did you know that many top employers recruit candidates for both summer internships and post-graduation job opportunities in the fall? Attend the Fall Career Fair to connect with top employers and learn about their opportunities. The Fall Career Fair is a terrific place to research employers and gain a better understanding of potential career paths open to UO students. 

This year’s fair takes place online via the virtual Handshake platform on Thursday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The virtual fair will include 30-minute group information sessions open to all interested students and 10-minute one-on-one quick interviews for students who meet employers’ predesignated criteria. Spots are limited, so be sure to register early to grab your spots with your favorite employers. Join us on Handshake: https://uoregon.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/18063/student_preview?token=3ffUmlZ_KQCB1Fkeiww8uSniw6pDCRAKk85VQIIjD06HEJ63WDYtTQ

Oct 26
Let's TeleTalk: LGBTQIA+ Support1:00 p.m.

Talk with a LGBTQIA+ Therapist Chris Michaels will be available on Mondays from 1-3PM, and he is a psychologist who focuses on the needs of LGBTQIA+ students, including a...
October 19–December 14

Talk with a LGBTQIA+ Therapist

Chris Michaels will be available on Mondays from 1-3PM, and he is a psychologist who focuses on the needs of LGBTQIA+ students, including a specialty in gender support services for trans and gender expansive students.
Click here for Waiting Room
 
What is Let’s (Tele)Talk?
Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that provides easy access to free, informal confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services counselor.
 
What makes Let’s (Tele)Talk different from counseling services at UCS?


No appointment necessary (first-come, first served)
No paperwork to be completed
Easy access support and consultation


 
Let’s (Tele)Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do


 
How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?
While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will now be offered via Zoom. Click on the relevant link below to access a Zoom meeting with a Let’s (Tele)Talk counselor. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the counselor is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and is meant to be used on an as-needed basis.