For Journalists

The University of Oregon Media Relations team connects journalists with university experts and can be a resource for story ideas and information. Contact us to receive official university press releases and to request interviews with UO Interim President Scott Coltrane and other university leaders. We can be reached at 541-346-3134 or uonews@uoregon.edu.

Contact Information

Location: Johnson Hall, Suite 10

Phone: 541-346-3134 (After hours and emergencies: 541-743-1038)

E-mail: uonews@uoregon.edu

Mailing address:
1239 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1239

Media Relations is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except state and federal holidays.

Parking

The UO is not able to provide media with free parking passes for reserved spaces on campus.

Broadcast media in marked vehicles should contact the Media Relations at 541-346-3134 to provide notification of plans to visit campus and to discuss parking options. This process is strongly suggested for quick interviews and live shots.

Notification enables us to coordinate parking arrangements and to relay the information promptly to Parking and Transportation’s traffic enforcement team. 

In general, broadcast media can park briefly in 24-minute commercial use spaces in the closed portion of 13th Avenue between University and Kincaid streets, based on availability, when filming interviews. 

Note: reserved parking spaces and spaces marked for service vehicles only are not available for media, including those on 13th Avenue between University and Agate streets unless arranged in advance with Media Relations and Parking and Transportation. 

For campus live shots that require line-of-sight specifications, please contact the Media Relations at 541-346-3134 to determine the best location and to make advanced reservations.

Media not in marked vehicles should contact the Media Relations at 541-346-3134 to request a guest parking reservation in the Johnson Hall parking lot pending availability. Other options include metered parking areas or visitor spaces that are open to the public.

Credentials and Special Events

In general, credentials are not required for non-athletics events. For events of high interest or limited capacity, the Media Relations office will inform news organizations in advance if credentials are required. Occasionally, reporters and photographers may be asked to show identification from their news organization, especially at special events and to access media areas at commencement and convocation ceremonies.

Wifi

The University of Oregon has an extensive wireless network that provides service throughout the campus and a number of off-campus locations. Media requests for guest access can be made by contacting Julie Brown, director of communications, at 541-346-3185 or julbrown@uoregon.edu. Guest access allows for up to seven consecutive days of use. Advanced notice of a campus visit is preferable; however, last-minute requests can be accommodated pending availability.

Public Records Requests

The Office of Public Records responds to requests from media and members of the public for university records. For information or to submit a records request, visit http://publicrecords.uoregon.edu/.

Confirmation of status for students and alumni

The Media Relations staff can confirm if specific individuals are currently enrolled, if he or she earned a degree, if so, his or her area of study and the year it was conferred. It is helpful to have a birth date or another method to help identify the person. To avoid an incorrect report, please be sure you have the correct spelling of names. Reporters also may use the UO Online Directory.