Below you will find a number of resources to aid you in your search for housing. The selections are organized by volume of information (those at the top of the list have the most to offer). If questions persist, chemistry students can reach the graduate recruiting coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-782-4713. Two sites listed at the bottom of the page offer maps to guide you in choosing a location in relation to campus.
Generally, it’s easy to find housing in Eugene – though it does get more difficult just before fall term gets underway. If you want to live close to campus, you should try to find something well before fall term begins. Remember, you have free access to the city bus system as a student – so you do have free transportation should you choose to live farther out. Eugene is also bike friendly and it’s easy to get around town.
The Register Guard Classifieds
The classified section of the Register Guard offers daily and Sunday listings and is a great resource for information. The RG allows you to search for real estate for rent and real estate for sale. You can limit your search by price, property type and desired amenities. The keyword box allows you the option of narrowing your search further by including a street or neighborhood name. A trip to the home page can also keep you up-to-date on current events in the Willamette valley.
ASUO Rental Services
Associated Students of the University of Oregon have created a site for students and UO employees to advertise rentals. I have seen great deals on this page.
University of Oregon Housing
The University Housing site offers information on how to apply for living space on and off campus, including residence halls and off-campus university housing.
Cooperative Student Housing
The Student’s Cooperative Association is a student-owned housing organization that offers cooperative living arrangements in houses owned by members. There are three houses right on the edge of campus, including one geared toward graduate students. Membership includes both room and board; members share responsibility for the daily functions of the house.
Current UO chemistry students have recommended the following agencies. This is not a complete list and has not been verified by the department:
Bennett Management Company
980 Willamette St. #200
Combined Realty Services
1670 Oak St.
Eugene, OR 97401
Jennings & Co.
260 E. 11th
Eugene, OR 97401
Property Management Concepts
236 East 13th Ave #1
Eugene, OR 97401
Eugene Weekly Classifieds
Eugene Weekly, a local tabloid, also has a relatively small classified section. It may, however, offer listings not included in the Register Guard. You’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the classifieds to see the rentals. A trip through the rest of the paper will uncover the happenings around town including music, theater and other events.
Oregon Daily Emerald Classifieds
The University of Oregon’s own daily publishes classified ads for rentals, roommates and more. This is another good resource if you’re looking for lodging close to campus.
Below you will find a couple of sites that contain maps of the city to aid you in your hunt.
Yahoo Maps – just enter the address
Yahoo Driving Directions – enter the chem department’s address (1253 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403) and the address you’re considering to see how far it is from campus.