University of Oregon Police and Eugene Springfield Fire/EMS responded to Global Scholars Hall for a single individual medical emergency, around 10:30 a.m. on May 16, 2019. The person was transported to PeaceHealth Riverbend Hospital.
An instructor in a front classroom at GSH had students leave the building when police and fire arrived, but there was no formal evacuation of the hall by police, fire, or University Housing. The residence hall is safe and secure. The family of the person with the medical emergency has been notified.
There is no current, credible threat to the University of Oregon. The following message is being shared by the UO on May 13 at the request of the family of the person who recent rumors have said intended harm to campus. The rumors spread on social media are UNTRUE and the family has asked for the opportunity to clear this up; the names of the family and individual are not shared for obvious privacy reasons. This statement is also posted on the UO Alerts page.
We are the family members of the person who, during a mental health crisis, made posts on a Facebook page that some people found worrying or threatening.
These posts never threatened violence to the UO or any person, but showed the strained state our family member was in. Other people somehow pulled from this that our family member was threatening violence to the campus and then shared that with each other on social media, and that went viral.
We want the community to know that our family member is not a threat, and is in the hospital under secure care this week and our family member will leave the state and come home with us after leaving the hospital. Our family member has no guns, no history of violence. Our family member is a person having a mental health crisis and receiving needed care. Our family member only has wanted to do good in the world, but in this state, the words used on Facebook to express fragmented thoughts were unusual.
We are sorry that this has resulted in worry or fear for people at the school our family member loves. We hope that you will understand that our family member is not a threat and to please respect our family’s need to take care of one another at this time.
A reminder from law enforcement: If people ever have information about actual threats of violence they should call 9-1-1, or contact police at non-emergency numbers: UOPD 541-346-2919; Eugene Police 541-682-5111.
Eugene Police on May 5 released the name of the victim of a fatal shooting in a University of Oregon-owned parking lot at Kincaid Street and 14th Avenue: Alex Oyombe Gradin, 21 of Eugene, was a student at Lane Community College.
Police are also asking to hear from any ride-hailing services with car-mounted video or other witness information, that might have been in the area around the time of the shooting, about 1:44 a.m. on May 4. Call Eugene Police non-emergency at 541-682-5111.
Eugene Police have shared that the person who died of a gunshot wound is not affiliated with the University of Oregon.
The shots-fired incident from early Saturday morning in a University of Oregon-owned parking lot at Kincaid Street and 14th Avenue is still under investigation by law enforcement. As of 3:30 a.m. police have secured the scene. The suspect has not been located, but police don’t consider the incident an ongoing threat to the public. More information will be provided when possible.
Campus community members should notify law enforcement of any relevant information or suspicious circumstances immediately. People can call UO Police at 541-346-2919, or Eugene Police at 541-682-5111, or in an emergency always call 9-1-1.
The University of Oregon’s safe ride programs (including Safe Ride, Designated Driver Shuttle, and UO Campus Shuttle) are resuming operation Saturday, March 2.
Always call the scheduled programs (Safe Ride and DDS) to ensure programs are operating and have capacity; schedule rides in advance whenever possible. Check the UO Campus Shuttle map for operation information and up-to-the-minute shuttle van locations.
Just a reminder to all Ducks: the University of Oregon does not issue notices when classes, events and operations are on normal schedule. The UO will send notification by 6:00 a.m. on days when a schedule change is necessary because of early morning inclement weather.
Everyone please continue to use caution traveling around Eugene and the Eugene campus.
Due to staffing shortages, the Knight Library on the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus will close at midnight on February 28, 2019, instead of at 2:00 a.m. (March 1).
Living Learning Center North and South buildings both have entrances being blocked off to keep people away from possible snow falling from the roofs.
At LLC South, only the southeast entrance is open for use. At LLC North, the north entrance out of Dux Bistro is closed. Restricted doorways can only be used as emergency exits.
A reminder: pedestrians should use caution walking on campus. Many walkways are clear, but some paths and intersections still have mounded snow which can be slick. For best results, look for the cleared areas.
Also be cautious of trees and roof lines that could drop snow unexpectedly.
Respect and follow any signage or tape meant to keep people away from hazardous areas.
UO students: please connect directly with instructors and program operators on about possible weather-related changes to any classes and functions.
Below is a list of known cancellations and changes as of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to program times related to weather.
Design & Math Library closing at 5:00 pm
Law Library closing at 7:00 p.m.
Student Rec Center closing at 8:00 p.m.
EMU closing at 9:30 p.m.
Knight Library closing at 10:00 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences: No class closures have been reported to Dean’s office. But it is possible professors have cancelled classes directly with students. No events known to be cancelled. Miriam says to assume that anything after hours is cancelled.
Clark Honors College:
At least seven classes cancelled by professors. Some have arranged online teaching instead. See list below.
College of Education :
Professors cancelling classes directly with student.
College of Design:
Kate is checking, but so far nothing she’s aware of.
School of Journalism and Communication:
Professors cancelling classes directly with students. MCST director candidate presentation rescheduled.