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Graduate Student Resources

Overview

Welcome to the UO Human Physiology Department. This overview provides useful information for graduate students acclimating to the Department of Human Physiology and the university of Oregon. We encourage you to become familiar with the information offered on this page and the contents of the Graduate Student Handbook, which will answer many of the questions you may have about the process of graduate study. If you have additional questions or problems, do not hesitate to contact the Director of Graduate Studies or the Graduate Coordinator.

 

Departmental Information

 

Department Location. The department’s main office is located in 122C Esslinger Hall.

Department Office Hours. The department office is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Department Staff. The department has six people on staff:

Anni Elling Department Manager Phone: 541-346-4284
Dee Dee Kintz Grants Administrator Phone: 541-346-4878
Dan Shepard Accountant/Graduate Coordinator Phone: 541-346-4337
Jen Strong Undergraduate Adviser Phone: 541-346-4107
Angie Towle Accounting Technician Phone: 541-346-9135
Cindy Wiser Undergraduate Coordinator Phone: 541-346-5430

 

Department Website. The department website can be found at: http://physiology.uoregon.edu It is managed by Angie Towle, and contains faculty and staff contacts, course listings, and other information.

Email Accounts. Email accounts are obtained from the University of Oregon IT Department located in 151 McKenzie Hall. You must have been admitted and received a Duck ID before you can set up your email account. Please see the attached link for more information: https://it.uoregon.edu/email.

International Students. International Students should check with the Office of International Affairs to ensure compliance with visa and registration requirements if they have not done so already. Phone: 541-346-3206, Email: intl@uoregon.edu, Location: 330 Oregon Hall

Keys. Graduate students are issued keys to their offices and teaching rooms. Your faculty advisor and instructors for classes you are assigned to will inform you what rooms and buildings you will need access to. Once you know what you need access to, contact Cindy Wiser and she will complete a key card for you. You must take the key card to the Key Office, located in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU). There is a $10 deposit for each key, refundable when it is returned to the Key Office.

Libraries. The University of Oregon library system includes several different libraries, including separate Law, Science, and Art/Architecture libraries. The place for physiology graduate students to begin is with the Science Library, located in the courtyard between Cascade Hall and Klamath Hall and open from 8:00am – 9:00pm. An excellent resource is Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, the Science Reference Librarian, Email: annie@uoregon.edu, 541-346-2663. The primary library website is: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/, and the Science Library’s is: http://library.uoregon.edu/science-library.

LTD Buses. A part of your student fees goes towards paying for numerous campus services, one of which allows students to ride any LTD bus for free. Just show your student ID to the driver.  The EmX, the rapid transit system for the Eugene/Springfield area, stops right outside McKenzie Hall, at Dads’ Gate Station. Bus lines connect neighborhoods to the main station downtown, where you can catch the EmX. Some bus lines drop you off right at the front door of campus on Kincaid Street. For schedules, see https://www.ltd.org/.

SRC Center. Another part of your student fees allows unlimited gym access to the Student Recreation Center (SRC) for any term in which you are registered for credits.

Mail Boxes. Each graduate student will be assigned a mail box located in the main office. Graduate students receive important information in their mail boxes and via email, so it is important to check each of these regularly.

MAIL SERVICES (strictly for business purposes):

a) Campus Mail. Pick-up and delivery is twice a day (morning and afternoon), Monday through Friday.

b) Shuttle Mail. Shuttle mail is available between the UO, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Salem (government) offices. The envelope needs a complete address, including zip code, and it must be marked SHUTTLE. Put the mail in the outgoing campus mail basket located in the mail room.

c) US Mail. US mail is delivered and picked up once a day. There is a US Post Office located in the UO Bookstore for letters and stamps. Hiron’s on Franklin Blvd. has a full-service US Post Office.

d) Mail Delivery. All mail will be put in your mail box.

e) Department US Mail Address: Our address is Department of Human Physiology, 1240 University of Oregon, 122C Esslinger Hall, Eugene, OR 97403-1240.

Office Equipment. Office supplies, and a photocopier, with scanning and faxing capabilities, are available in main department office and in individual research labs.

Offices. Each graduate student will be assigned either an office or work station within their advisor’s lab space, some of which are shared. Offices may be reassigned under certain circumstances.

Parking Permits:

  1. a) Vehicle Registration. Parking rules and regulations can be found at https://parking.uoregon.edu/sites/all/files/docs/parking_rules.pdf. Applications for parking permits must be submitted to the Department of Parking and Transportation (DPPT). Fill out a student permit application at https://parking.uoregon.edu/, before visiting the office to save time, or use our online permit purchase option on the left side of the DPPT web page. The online process is for daytime student permits or faculty/staff permits (not including reserved spaces). Parking at the UO is limited. All vehicles using the UO parking lots must purchase a parking permit. The annual permit is in effect from October 1 through September 30 of the following year. A limited number of metered parking spaces are also available; refer to the parking atlas at http://infographics.uoregon.edu/campusmaps/ParkingAtlas.pdf.
  2. b) The University of Oregon is partnered with Project529 for bicycle registration. The mobile-based bicycle registration system is fast, easy, and free, and can assist in recovering a stolen bicycle. Registration is required for all bicycles parked on the University of Oregon campus. Register your bike with the UO Department of Parking and Transportation (DPPT) (https://parking.uoregon.edu/content/bicycling). Bike registration cards and decals can be picked up at the DPPT and at the Outdoor Program Bicycle Barn. Bike and park near the front door of any building for FREE. Contact the UO Bike Program to rent a bike for the term or day or to learn how to fix your own bike. You may rent a bike locker or space in a bike cage.

Room Reservations. Many labs and human physiology spaces have rooms available for meetings, presentations, etc. which graduate students can coordinate the use of with their faculty advisor. Human Physiology conference rooms Esslinger 132 & 254 may be reserved by GEs for teaching purposes, private meetings that require student confidentiality, and various degree related activities like defenses or testing. Rooms must be reserved prior to use by contacting either Dan Shepard or Cindy Wiser. Additionally, larger spaces can be reserved around campus for degree presentation purposes by contacting Dan Shepard prior to use.

R.O.S.E. (Reusable Office Supply Exchange). This free self-service program is a place for you to drop-off and pick-up working surplus office supplies from around campus. You can access the key via the English department’s regular office hours (8:00-11:45am, 1:00-4:15pm, Monday-Friday). The English department is located on the first floor of PLC. Use the log book to record what and how much you took.

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