Sahalie Falls and Belknap Hot Springs

Saturday, January 12th

Tired of shivering from all of this cold weather? Warm up with us at the Belknap Hot Springs. We will be taking a day away from campus and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Oregon Cascades. First a short hike to Sahalie Falls and then a relaxing dip in to the natural pools at Belknap Hot Springs. Even better…this trip is FREE!

COST: 

International/Domestic/Exchange Students – FREE

Non-students and Scholars – $20

NOTE: If you would like to use the hot springs, day use charges apply.

$8.00 for one hour or less (Shower and Bathroom Facilities)
$15.00 per day per person. $2.00 pool towel available.

SCHEDULE: We will meet at the University of Oregon’s Student Recreation Center (Rec Center) at 9:45am, and leave for Sahalie Falls at 10am. After spending some time at the falls, we will go for lunch (location TBD), and then head to Belknap Hot Springs, Lodge and Garden. You are free to use the hot springs or rest up in the lounge. We will leave the hot springs around 4pm, and arrive back at the REC center by 6pm.

In the event of bad weather, we will be going to Belknap Hot Springs, Lodge and Garden, having lunch, and heading back to the REC center at about 2pm.

THINGS TO BRING: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the hike. Bring water, and money for food. If you would like to use the hot springs please bring extra money, appropriate swimwear, a towel and an extra set of clothes. 

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1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at exploregon@uoregon.edu

Portland and Woodburn Holiday Shopping

Saturday, December 1st

Need to knock out some holiday shopping? Join us as we head to Portland and the Woodburn Premium Outlets for a day full of retail. With over 114 outlets, you’re bound to find those perfect holiday gifts.

COST:

Domestic, International, Exchange Students – $15

Non-Students and Scholars – $28

SCHEDULE:

We will meet in front of the REC Center by 8:45 AM, and leave campus at 9:00 AM. We will arrive at Portland’s Pioneer Square at approximately 11:00 – 11:15 AM. We will spend time shopping in Portland till 2:30 PM. Once we are done, we will head to the Woodburn Premium Outlets where you will have a few hours to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat. We will head back to campus at approximately 7:00 PM with the plan to arrive on campus at 9:00 PM.

WHAT TO BRING: Money for food, souvenirs, Portland public transportation, and any other items you wish to purchase.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

  1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
  2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at exploregon@uoregon.edu

Holiday Glassblowing at UO Craft Center

Wednesday, November 14th

Feelin’ artsy? Then come join explOregon on Wednesday, November 14th as we head to the Craft Center for our glassblowing workshop. We will be creating festive glass ornaments by exploring the fundamentals of glassblowing: shaping, attaching and finishing. Take home your piece of art and show off what the glassblower in you can do! No experience necessary.

COST: Domestic, International, Exchange Students – $15

Non-Students and Scholars – $21

SCHEDULE: Meet outside of the Craft Center [located inside the EMU on the bottom floor] by 1:45PM. We have the room booked from 2:00 – 5:00. So get ready for glassblowing fun!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PICTURES FROM OUR TRIP

NOTE: Please wear closed toe shoes and tie back long hair. Do not wear synthetic clothing. The Craft Center maintains a strict policy against the making of drug paraphernalia or production work.

  1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
  2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

** We will not allow anyone under the age of 18 to participate in this event **

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at exploregon@uoregon.edu

Portland Trail Blazers vs. LA Clippers NBA Game

Thursday, November 8th

 

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Help explOregon cheer on the Portland Trail Blazers as they take on the L.A. Clippers at the Portland Moda Center. Sign up today to reserve your ticket to watch #RipCity work their way to a victory!

COST: Domestic, International, Exchange Students – $35

Non-Students and Scholars – $60

SCHEDULE: Meet in front of the REC Center before 2:30 PM. The bus will be leaving campus at 2:30 PM and we will arrive at the Moda Center around 5 PM. We will be going in at 5 PM (early access) to watch the pre-game warm-up. The game will start at 7:00pm and end around 9:30pm. We will return to the Rec Center around 11:30 PM.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes, money for food, souvenirs, and any other items you wish to purchase

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  1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
  2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

Spencer Butte

Saturday, October 27th

Join us as we head to one of Eugene’s most popular hiking destinations – Spencer Butte! Hike to the top with us and enjoy the beautiful views this butte has to offer!

COST: Domestic, International, Exchange Students – $5

            Non-Students and Scholars – $9

SCHEDULE: Please meet in front of the REC Center at 10 am, we will depart from campus at 10:15 am. We should arrive to Spencer’s Butte around 10:30 am, and ascend on our hike at 10:45 am. This hike is relatively easy and should take our group approximately 1 hour to reach the top. Once at the top we’ll have a bit of time to relax, enjoy the view, take some pictures, and make it back to the bottom by 1:30 pm. We will be back on campus by 2 pm.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes, water bottle, food/snack, phone/camera for pictures.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP

  1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
  2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

Pumpkin Patch and Carving

 Saturday, October 20th

Join explOregon for an afternoon at the Lone Pine Farms pumpkin patch! Search for the perfect Halloween pumpkin, enjoy good food and company as we celebrate this American tradition. Stick around for an evening at the University of Oregon’s Craft Center where we will carve the pumpkins we picked out!

WHEN: Saturday, October 20th, 2018

COST: Domestic, International, Exchange Students – $25

            Non-Students and Scholars – $35

            Children of Students or Non-Students/Scholars (Less than 18 years old) – $5

SCHEDULE: Please meet in front of the REC Center by 10:45am. The bus will leave at 11:00am. We will arrive at Lone Pine Farms around 11:30am and enjoy the pumpkin patch for approximately 2-2.5 hours. We will leave around 1:45pm and should be back to campus by 2:30pm. Pumpkin carving in the Craft Center from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.

NOTE: Due to rules and regulations by the University’s Craft Center, participants under 18 years old will not be allowed to participate in the pumpkin carving.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes and shoes, phone/camera for pictures, money for tickets, food, and for the pumpkins you will be carving later.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP

  1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
  2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

White Water Rafting on Mckenzie River

Saturday, October 6th

Join explOregon on a whitewater rafting adventure on the McKenzie River! We will be guided by Ron’s Guide Services

COST: (includes ride to/from river, & lunch)

Domestic/International/Exchange Students – $50

Non-Students and Scholars – $80

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP

WHEN: Saturday, October 6th

TIME: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

SCHEDULE: Please meet in front of Rec Center at 8:30am. The bus will leave by 9:00am and arrive at the McKenzie river location around 10:00am. After a short safety talk we will suit up and hit the water. There will be a short lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. After lunch we will set back out on the water, with the river ride ending about 2 hours later around 3-3:30pm. When all is said and done we should be back to campus by 5:00pm.

WHAT TO BRING: Please pack lightly as you will not need much on the trip. We discourage you from bringing expensive cameras or other expensive valuables that may be damaged if wet. A few dry bags for wallets, rings, phones and watches will be available but please bring as little as possible. Please bring your own water bottle (we will also have water if needed). Do not wear jeans and regular shoes as they can become VERY VERY COLD when wet. It is best to wear nylon tops/jackets and bottoms. Sandals or river shoes are best for your feet. A change of clothes left on the bus for you when we end the trip is probably a good idea.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

exploregon@uoregon.edu or at (541)-517-9538

  1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
    2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

** We will not allow anyone under the age of 18 to participate in this event **

Woodburn Outlet and Portland Shopping

 

Join ExplOregon as we head up to Portland to visit the downtown of the biggest city in Oregon! After our visit, we will head over to the Woodburn Factory Outlets for some fun shopping time. For those who are interested, the Lloyd Center Mall we are going to has an ice skating rink that you can pay to do if you are interested. The cost for ice skating is $14.00 and $4 for skate rental.

COST: $10

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*Price includes bus to and from Portland and Woodburn*

SCHEDULE: Meet in front of the REC Center by 7:45 AM because the charter bus will leave campus at 8:00 AM. We will arrive at Portland’s Pioneer Square at approximately 10:00 – 10:15. Our time in Portland is until 4:00 PM. Once we are done, we will head back on the bus and drive to the Woodburn Factory Outlets where you will have a few hours to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat. We will head back to campus at approximately 7:00 PM with the plan to arrive on campus at 9:00 PM.

WHAT TO BRING: Money for food, souvenirs, Portland public transportation/UBER/LYFT, and any other items you wish to purchase.

1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, ExplOregon staff instructions, and ExplOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of ExplOregon staff.
2. During the trip, ExplOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the ExplOregon staff before the end of the event.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Soccer Game

Let’s go to Portland to watch the Timbers take on FC Dallas for an evening of world-famous MLS Soccer. Join us as we cheer on the Timbers as they make a push to repeat their championship run.

COST:

International, Domestic, Exchange Students  – $35

International/Domestic Scholars – $55

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2018

SCHEDULE: Please meet in front of the REC Center at 3:15pm. We will depart at 3:30pm, and should arrive in downtown Portland by 5:30pm. Game starts at 7:30pm so we will have a couple of hours to explore the Portland area, grab a bite to eat and then make our way to the stadium. The game should last about 2 hours and we will be returning to campus by 11:30pm/12am.

WHAT TO BRING: comfortable clothes – Bring money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

  1. Disclosure Clause: Please be advised that all participants need to follow dress code, explOregon staff instructions, and explOregon protocol. Failure to comply may result in participants being asked asked to leave and/or barred from future trips at the discretion of explOregon staff.
  2. During the trip, explOregon staff will hand out and ask instruct all participants to fill out liability waiver forms and any additional forms. All forms must be completed accurately and returned to the explOregon staff before the end of the event.

** We will not allow anyone under the age of 18 to participate in this event **

Tickets go on sale on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 5pm

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Sushi Making at UO Kitchen

Wednesday, November 7th

** This trip has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. **