UO Academic Extension

Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

UO Academic Extension provides access to personal enrichment programs and events for adults. Lifelong learning courses, seminars, workshops and trips are non-credit and ungraded.

Community Engagement Events and Meetings

Community and professional development groups rent room space at the Baker Downtown Center through Academic Extension. Two of our regular guests include: City Club of Eugene and American Institute of Architects Southwestern Oregon

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

An eight-week noncredit course in stress reduction techniques, inspired by the curriculum pioneered over thirty years ago at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Oregon Folklife Network  Facebook  Twitter

The Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) is the state of Oregon’s Folk and Traditional Arts Program, made up of a network of statewide culture and heritage partners that operate on state, regional, county, and community levels to document, support, preserve, and celebrate Oregon’s cultural traditions.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Wordpress

OLLI is a member-run program offering lectures, discussion groups, tours, and activities for mature adults. With sites in Bend and Eugene/Springfield, membership is open to all who have an interest in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Road Scholar  Facebook

Academic Extension, in cooperation with Elderhostel Inc., offers the Road Scholar Program for the Oregon Bach Festival every summer. Program fees are all inclusive including hotel, concerts, and food during late June/early July.

Senior Citizen Auditors

Oregon residents who are 65 and older are eligible to audit some University of Oregon classes at no charge.

UO Insight Seminars

Interested lifelong learners can take noncredit, college-level courses on the main UO campus taught by UO professors. Classes run throughout the year and topics are available across different disciplines.