University and community leadership welcome students back to campus neighborhoods

On a beautiful, warm and sunny afternoon, neighborhoods near the UO were traversed by more than 60 community and university leaders. UO President Mike Schill, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, ASUO President Helena Schlegel and many additional city and university leaders went door-to-door during the annual Community Welcome on September 29.  

President Schill, Mayor Piercy, and ASUO President Helena Schlegel welcome students back

Participants delivered messages to UO students and their neighbors living in near campus neighborhoods that emphasized getting to know each other, keeping themselves and their belongings safe, and being responsible and respectful as members of the near-campus and larger community. Residents received a copy of the Your Neighbors and U brochure, which includes information about the municipal unruly gathering ordinance, new marijuana laws, and the UO Student Code of Conduct (that now applies to student conduct off-campus).

President Schill, Mayor Piercy address Community Welcome Volunteers

Leaders reported that students were positive and receptive to the messages delivered and appreciated that leaders came to their doors to share this information.

The Community Welcome is coordinated by UO Government and Community Relations with support from the Office of the Dean of Students, Public Affairs Communications, the InfoGraphics Lab, and the City of Eugene.