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 and 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.

Contact Us

Maria Kalnbach
Coordinator, Nontraditional and Veteran Student Engagement and Success