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 President Michael Schill and other university leaders.

Media relations manager Molly Blancett can be reached by email


Location: Johnson Hall, Suite 10
Phone: 541-346-3134 (After hours and emergencies: 541-285-8640, this number rings to a mobile phone)

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


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

Members of the media should contact Public Affairs Communications at 541-346-3134 to request a media parking pass or to discuss plans to visit campus for interviews. Media passes allow media to park in any faculty, staff, or student permit lots, as well as any UO-operated parking meters and pay lots. Media passes may not be used to park in any reserved spaces, red-hooded spaces, spaces marked "service vehicle only," or spaces marked for people with disabilities. Violators may be ticketed or towed.

In general, broadcast media in marked vehicles 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.

Special arrangements for large media vehicles may be made in advance by contacting the Department of Parking and Transportation at 541-346-5444.

Please see our media parking map for specific lots and areas available to media for parking on campus.


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.


Anyone wishing to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, on University of Oregon property or at a UO-sponsored event is required to obtain approval from Safety and Risk Services at least 14 days prior to operation, and submit a completed UAS Request Form.


The University of Oregon has an extensive wireless network that provides service throughout the campus and at a number of off-campus locations. Guests visiting the University of Oregon can gain access to UO's wireless network and the internet by using the university's Self Service Wireless to register for an account and connect to the UO Guest wireless network. Guests accounts will grant users seven days of access. Please see the UO IT Wireless Network Guest Access Process page for additional information or if you experience any issues connecting to our network.

Please note that guests with self-registered accounts will not be able to access wireless at UO sports venues (Autzen Stadium, PK Park, Matthew Knight Arena, and Hayward Field) and users will need to get a PIN from an authorized athletics staff member. When at the athletic venue, guests will use the "UO Guest-Athletics" wireless network.


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


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.