General Nontraditional Student Updates

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Introducing Maria Kalnbach, the Coordinator for Nontraditional and Veteran Student Programs and Success

Maria was born in California, but has lived in five states, including Oregon.  Maria graduated from the University of Oregon (UO) in 2016 as nontraditional student.  She earned a graduate degree in Counseling, Family and Human Services with a specialization in Prevention Sciences.  As a graduate student, Maria worked as a program coordinator for the UO Student Veteran Services while raising a family.  Previously, she had worked as a project coordinator for educational research at the UO Center on Teaching and Learning.


Maria holds a BA in Journalism/Public Relations with a minor in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach.  Maria has worked in education across the many platforms including working for a school district, community college, and a small elementary school serving military and migrant families in Northern California.   Maria cares deeply about the youth and healthy youth development.  Her passion is her family, camping, hiking and yoga. To contact Maria, please call her at 541-346-1160 or email her at or at

Dean of Students Office has Moved!

The Dean of Students Office has temporarily moved to 1715 Franklin Blvd.

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The Duck Nest

Welcome to college. Welcome to new friends, new memories, and some of the best years of your life. But wait—that’s not all. Welcome to midterms, late nights, dead weeks, and stress. Fear not fellow Duck—there’s a place you can go to get away, to take a break, and maybe learn something too. A place where you are always invited. Welcome to the Duck Nest.

Nestled on the lower level of Erb Memorial Union, the Duck Nest wellness center can help you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness.

Programs include:

  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Healthy eating on a budget

Follow this link for more info!

Women’s Center

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Keep an eye out for our amazing events coming up, and feel free to stop in and take advantage of our resources!

Spousal Equivalency Cards (C-Cards)

The C-Card is a program offered by ASUO in collaboration with other campus departments that allows I-Fee paying students with dependents, spouses and/or domestic partners to extend a few of their student benefits to those dependents. Please follow this link for more details.

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TLC’s Math and Writing Drop-in Tutoring

Stop by the new TLC Sky Studio, 4th Floor Knight Library to get feedback on your writing or help understanding your math homework. Free help is available Monday–Thursday, 9:00AM – 7:00PM and Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Check out TLC’s list of winter courses.

TRiO Programs: Student Support Services (SSS)

Openings in TRIO Student Support Services
Are you a first generation student, a low income student or a student with a documented disability through AEC?  If you identify with any of those categories and are interested in learning more about our TRIO program here on campus please go to for more information.
Mid-terms are fast approaching and many students are already stressed and overwhelmed and are feeling the effects of balancing school with outside obligations.  Our program supports students at the UO to successfully work towards earning their degree.
We serve a large number of non-traditional students in our program and work hard to make sure all our students, many who are transferring from a community college or starting back to school after a long break, feel comfortable and connected here on campus.  We can become your one stop for financial support and answering complex questions about funding and billing, determining what classes to take each term to stay on track and earn your degree efficiently, support relating to academic and study skills, FREE tutoring for a wide variety of classes and so much more.
If you have questions about whether or not you qualify you should complete the on-line application and we will determine eligibility for you.  If you are not eligible, we still have a lot of information about resources and services you can access on campus that do not require TRIO admission.  Check out, come to 68 PLC or call the Teaching and Learning Center at 541-346-3226 for more information.  We are here to help.

University Health Center

What’s new at the Health Center?

  • Our new STI Screening Clinic is a convenient way for UO students to get screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at University Health Center. Open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Open enrollment for the student health plan will be the first 3 weeks of fall term (2017)
  • Call 541-346-4401 for Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine and Massage Therapy appointments. Energy Healing is also available within the Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine Department.

Food Assistance

Student Food Pantry

SNAP/Oregon Trail Card


FOOD for Lane County or call 541-343-2822


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