UO Academic Extension
 

University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center in Eugene

Programs housed in The Baker Downtown Center bring the university’s resources and opportunities to the community. We host credit and noncredit workshops, sponsor cultural and educational events, and rent conference and classroom space to academic partners and community organizations.

The Baker Downtown Center is at the corner of 10th and High, near the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts and the East Broadway business district. It was built in 1952 by the Guard Publishing Co. and served as The Eugene Register-Guard’s home until 1998, when the building was leased to the University of Oregon and renamed the Baker Downtown Center.

Visit us today at the Baker Downtown Center. Our calendar of events.

Learn about meeting and conference space available for rent at the Baker Downtown Center.

Map of Eugene, OR
UO Baker Downtown Center
975 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401
View Larger Google Map

Accommodations and Visitor Information

Local hotel and restaurant information is available from the Eugene Cascades and Coast website.

Public Transportation

  • The Lane Transit District bus station is only a few blocks from the Baker Downtown Center.
  • The westbound EmX bus stops one block south on the corner of 11th Avenue and High Street.
  • The new eastbound EmX bus stops right outside the door of the Baker Downtown Center, and provides transportation to the UO main campus and Springfield stations.
  • There are several bike racks outside the building. Bike routes can be found with a Eugene Bicycle Map.

Driving Directions

From I-5 North or South: Take exit 194B (which puts you on I-105 westbound). Take Exit #2 and follow signs for downtown and city center. After crossing the bridge, take the 8th Avenue exit and at the second light (Pearl Street), turn left. Go two blocks to 10th Avenue and turn left. Go across High Street and past the UO Baker Downtown Center (on the corner of 10th and High). Parking is in the lot on your left.

From the east: If on I-105 westbound, take Exit #2 and follow signs for downtown and city center. After crossing the bridge, take the 8th Avenue exit and at the second light (Pearl Street), turn left. Go two blocks to 10th Avenue and turn left. Go across High Street and past the UO Baker Downtown Center (on the corner of 10th and High). Parking is in the lot on your left.

If on Franklin Blvd., continue west past the main campus and take the 11th Avenue exit. Continue six blocks to Mill Street, turn right. Drive one block and veer left onto 10th Avenue. The entrance to the parking lot is on your right.

From the west: From highway 99 or 126, both highways become local street W. 7th Avenue. At Pearl Street, turn right. Go to 10th Avenue and turn left. Cross High Street and pass the UO Baker Downtown Center (on the corner of 10th and High). Parking is in the lot on your left.

Parking

  • Parking is located off East 10th Avenue in the lot behind the Baker Downtown Center at 975 High Street. (The lot is labeled UO Academic Extension Student Parking).
  • A parking permit is required. On the day of the event, obtain a permit in the Academic Extension office.
  • Those who have UO Faculty and Staff parking stickers are asked to park in the UO parking lot north of the student parking.
  • Parking is also available on the street or in one of the nearby pay lots.