Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find key facts about the UO?
The Office of Institutional Research has many resources available that pertain to the current academic year and historical data.  Please visit http://ir.uoregon.edu/ or contact a member of the Media Relations team at 541-346-3134 to make a request for information.  

Can I get a media parking pass?
The UO is not able to issue free parking passes for reserved spaces on campus; however, we can help on an as-needed basis. Journalists visiting campus to cover athletics events should request advanced parking accommodations from Athletics Communications at 541-346-5488.

Where can media park on campus?
Broadcast media in marked vehicles can park briefly in the closed portion of 13th Avenue in front of Johnson Hall when filming interviews.  Media not in marked vehicles should contact Media Relations at 541-346-3134 to request a guest parking place pending availability. Other options include metered parking areas or fee lots that are open to the public.

Can I park a satellite truck for live broadcasting?
Locations are available on campus that will provide the sightlines needed for a live broadcast. Contact Media Relations at 541-346-3134 with as much advance notice as possible to make arrangements. For athletic venues, contact Athletics Communications at 541-346-5488.

Are there broadcast audio and video capabilities on campus?
The University of Oregon is equipped with an on-campus television studio with satellite uplink capacity, which can be used for remote television interviews. Also, a radio studio with an ISDN phone line allows for broadcast-quality radio interviews. Access to these facilities is available for a fee, schedule permitting. Please contact Media Relations or the Center for Media and Technologies at 541-346-3091 for scheduling.

Is commercial filming allowed on campus?
All commercial, non-news photography or videotaping must be approved in advance by the Office of Marketing and Brand Management at 541-346-6035.

Are there areas off-limits to media?
Living areas of residence halls, such as individual rooms and residence area hallways, are not open to the media or the public. Students may choose to grant a reporter or photographer access their rooms. Classes generally are not open to the public or to the media, although professors may grant access in advance. Please contact Media Relations staff in advance to make arrangements.