The University of Oregon is located near the southern end of the Willamette Valley in Eugene, Oregon, the state’s second-largest metropolitan area. People have occupied the lush Willamette Valley for at least 12,000 years, enjoying its mild winters and dry, sunny summers.
Eugene is the quintessential college town with its own vibe, boasting a great variety of bookstores, art galleries, band and music venues, and theater and entertainment options — not to mention restaurants, wineries, gourmet groceries, and farmer’s markets. Best of all, many are within walking distance of campus. Depending on which direction you drive, Eugene is perfectly positioned to allow easy access to outdoor pursuits in the Cascade Mountains or along the Pacific Coast from its urban center. White sand coastal beaches or white powder snow at ski resorts are less than an hour away.
Known for its laidback atmosphere, jeans are acceptable attire for nearly every occasion. Put on your hiking shoes, dust off your bike helmet, and explore and play in Eugene!
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