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Graduate Student Resources


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 181 Esslinger Hall.

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

Department Staff. The department has 4 people on staff:

Anni Elling Department Manager
Srithip Prime Fiscal/Grad Coordinator
UG Coordinator
Angie Towle Accounting Technician


Department Website. The department website can be found at: 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: IT Service Portal.

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:, 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 the Angie Towle and she will complete a key card request for you. You must take the key card request to the Key/Card Office, located in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU). There is a small required deposit for each key, which is 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:, 541-346-2663. The primary library website is:, and the Science Library’s is:

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, 181 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: Parking rules and regulations can be found at: Parking Policy and Regulations. Applications for parking permits must be submitted to Transportation Services. Fill out a student permit application at: 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:
  • Bike: 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.  Find additional information about biking to campus and bike rentals here:
  • Public Buses. A part of your student fees goes towards paying for numerous campus services, one of which allows students to ride any Lane Transit District 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

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 the main office. Additionally, larger spaces can be reserved around campus for degree presentation purposes.

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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