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Major Advising

Advising Update March 29, 2020

To reduce in-person contact due to COVID-19 and to be able to reach every student that might be attending classes remotely, all advising services will be offered remotely, including appointments and drop-in advising. See REMOTE OPERATIONS FOR COVID-19 for details.


Advising Contacts:


HPHY is housed in several buildings across campus.  The first point of contact for most students is the HPHY main office, located in 181 Esslinger Hall.  This is where to go for advising and scheduling questions.


Schedule an advising appointment

Tykeson Advising appointments
Tykeson advisors are providing remote advising sessions during the Spring 2020 term.

  • To schedule a remote advising appointment with Tykeson, log in with your duck ID at
  • You can also access Tykeson drop-in advising (Mon-Fri 10-3) or live chat with the Intake and Operations Team (Mon-Fri 9-5) at
  • Phone: 541-346-9200

Human Physiology Advising appointments
Human Physiology advising appointments will be done remotely through video conferencing with Microsoft Teams or phone calls.  All appointment bookings will provide you with a link to join an audio/video meeting, or you can indicate your preference for a phone call appointment.  All students have a UO Teams account and can utilize Teams for communicating with students and faculty (login with your uoregon email and password).

You can contact the Human Physiology advisors by email at

To schedule an appointment with a HPHY advisor visit the Human Physiology appointment booking page.

Peer Advisors
Drop-in advising with the HPHY peer advisors is available through Teams (chat or calls) Mon-Fri 10-3.  You can reach the peer advisors by email through

Meet HPHY advisors
HPHY peer advisors

Peer advisors are an integral part of the HPHY advising team.  Peer advisors are familiar with major requirements, pre-requisites, classes, instructors and can often provide perspectives that professional advisors cannot.  Peer advisors are typically available for drop-in advising Monday – Friday 10:00 – 3:00 in the HPHY main office.

You can chat or call the peers through Teams.

Contact: or call 541-346-PEERS (7337)

Note: Not available during Summer Sessions


Declaring the HPHY Major:

How do I declare HPHY as my major?

To declare HPHY students must attend an orientation session. These sessions will be online during the Fall 2020 term. Three sessions are held during the term, occurring weeks 3, 5, and 7, and take less than thirty minutes.

Register for the orientation sessions using this link:

Fall Term Orientation Sessions:
Week 3, October 12 at 2pm **
Week 5, October 26 at 2pm **
Week 7, November 9 at 2pm**

**Held online due to COVID-19. Those registered will receive a notice with details\

Please note, it takes 4-6 weeks for the Registrar to process new major declarations. For students unable to attend an orientation session, one-on-one appointments with an advisor in HPHY are available after week 7, but cannot be processed until the following term. See HPHY advisors above.

HPHY Major Requirements


Additional Information:

HPHY Upcoming Courses Chart 

Four Year Plans
FAQ's, Pre-reqs, Honors, and Grade Culture
HPHY Two Attempts Policy

The HPHY two-attempts policy states that:

  • If it takes a student more than two attempts to complete any one HPHY required course, the option to proceed in HPHY may not be possible.


  • If a student requires two attempts to complete more than three HPHY required courses, the option to proceed in HPHY may not be possible.

Note that ‘attempts’ include those resulting in a non-passing grade (C- or lower), a P or N grade (if the student opts to change the grading option to pass / no pass), or a ‘W’ if the student opts to withdraw from the course.

The two-attempts policy, like the minimum C grade policy is in place to help students make sound choices about proceeding in a major in which they may not be well suited.