INFORMATION: Planned power outages. See email for additional details.

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INFORMATION: Campus Planning and Facilities Management will be conducting planned power outages on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2. Anticipated outages are as follows:

  • Short, staggered outages at affected buildings during scheduled times starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1, and lasting throughout the morning and early afternoon.
  • A campus-wide shutdown at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, will result in a brief loss of power to all buildings on campus.

For additional information on the project and updates, please review the June Power Outage webpage.

UO Alert Portland: Stay Home, Save Lives

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Dear University of Oregon community,

We are writing to provide the latest update on the University of Oregon’s response to the coronavirus. Yesterday, Gov. Kate Brown issued an update to the Executive Order on school closures throughout the state as part of the continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This new order calls for an extension of school closures through the current academic term. To adhere to this order, the University of Oregon will remain closed to the public operating on a modified status until at least the end of the spring term.

All Oregon residents should continue to stay home and practice social distancing. With the exception of certain pre-approved on-campus activities, members of the university community are advised to stay home and, when you must go out, practice social distancing to minimize risk and the unintentional spread of the coronavirus. While the UO is in modified operations, campus security officials have put new temporary restrictions on access to UO buildings. Additional information for faculty and staff about requesting access is available in the University Operations FAQs.

UO Alert: Stay Home, Save Lives

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Dear University of Oregon community,

We are writing to provide the latest update on the University of Oregon’s response to the coronavirus. Yesterday, Gov. Kate Brown issued an update to the Executive Order on school closures throughout the state as part of the continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This new order calls for an extension of school closures through the current academic term. To adhere to this order, the University of Oregon will remain closed to the public operating on a modified status until at least the end of the spring term.

All Oregon residents should continue to stay home and practice social distancing. With the exception of certain pre-approved on-campus activities, members of the university community are advised to stay home and, when you must go out, practice social distancing to minimize risk and the unintentional spread of the coronavirus. While the UO is in modified operations, campus security officials have put new temporary restrictions on access to UO buildings. Additional information for faculty and staff about requesting access is available in the University Operations FAQs. Campus fields and outdoor spaces are closed and should not be used.

Campus Crime Alert 2-25-2020

Campus Crime Alert 2-25-2020

What is this notice? Campus Crime Alerts are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. This incident may have occurred outside the university’s Clery Act reportable area, but was a serious crime close to campus and is being shared with students and employees. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

On Monday, February 24 at approximately 10 p.m., a shooting occurred near UO Portland, in the area of Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Couch Street. The adult male victim, who is not affiliated with UO, sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital.

The university issued a UO Alert to the Portland campus community about the incident on Monday night and sent a follow-up “all clear” message. Both Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Couch Street were closed for several hours Monday night as part of the police investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident should call the PPB non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD

The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.

  • Communities are safest when members look out for each other: report any suspicious activity or unauthorized strangers immediately.
  • Bystanders should try to be aware of their surroundings, and if there are signs of a person in distress, bystanders should make themselves known and offer assistance if it is safe to do so, and/or seek immediate help from police or security personnel.  
  • In secured buildings (including laboratory and research spaces and residence halls), do not let in strangers, do not allow strangers to enter behind you as a courtesy, do not prop open doors, and do not lend out keys. Only open the front door of a secured building or residence to someone you know and trust.
  • Immediately report any malfunctioning doors or windows in UO buildings to UO Portland Facility Services (503-412-3691 – https://www4.quecentre.com/uoregon), and insist the problem be corrected as soon as possible. 
  • Assaults by strangers are far less common than assaults by people known to survivors. Self-defense classes can prepare people to deter or escape an assault, and have benefits for improved awareness and confidence. Credit courses are available from the Physical Education department and from UOPD.
  • UO Portland security guards can walk students, faculty, and staff to their vehicles in the parking lot, and to nearby transit options (train and bus stops). Security can be reached at 503-519-3477.
  • Report criminal activity (such as a break-in or intruder, robbery, or assault) immediately to 9-1-1, or for non-emergency situations on campus, to UOPD Portland at 503-412-3696.
  • Download the UO Mobile App for easy access to safety resources, safe ride options, and maps.

 

Medical call at Global Scholars Hall 2019-05-16

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.

UO Urgent Info: threat rumor update; message from family

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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.

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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.