President Gottfredson, Mayor Piercy welcome students during Welcome Walk

On September 30, University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, and Associated Students of the University of Oregon President Sam Dotters-Katz joined dozens of representatives from the UO, the City of Eugene, and other sectors of the community in going door-to-door in several near-campus residential neighborhoods during the UO Community Welcome Walk, meeting students and sharing tips on staying safe and being good neighbors.

Started in 2009, the Community Welcome creates neighborhood relationships and provides information about respectful and safe off-campus living. Participants greeted students and campus neighbors and provided information to about 1,200 residences about crime prevention and rental rights and responsibilities. Students were encouraged to get to know their neighbors, manage parties responsibly, know the law and to protect themselves and their belongings.

Participant provided students with the Your Neighbors and U pamphlet, which offers tips for getting along with neighbors, staying safe, and following city ordinances.

For more information on UO Community and Neighbor Relations, visit the Government and Community Relations website.

A gallery with pictures from the walk is available on the president’s website.