New Employee Orientation Program Resources


New employees are encouraged to attend our New Employee Orientation Program sessions.  The sessions provide information about the university's mission, structure, and employee shared resonsibilities, as well as campus and employee engagement opportunities.  The resources highlighted in these session are listed below.


Athletic Tickets

  • The Athletics Department offers employees a reduced price on season tickets to athletic events. Employees receive the reduced price on the first two tickets purchased.  Season tickets may be paid for through a payroll deduction plan. To purchase your season tickets call the ticket service team at 541-346-8281. Employees also can sign up for more information or purchase tickets through the online Ticket Marketplace.

Common Reading

  • Common Reading at the University of Oregon creates community among first-year students and across the university. Each year, incoming students, as well as faculty and staff, are presented with an engaging book that will be the focus of a university-wide discussion. Enjoy the opportunity to meet authors, have lively discussions with peers, and experience the piece in and outside of the classroom.

Craft Center

  • The Craft Center offers a comprehensive arts program open to UO students, faculty and staff, as well as Eugene community members. The Center is both educational and recreational, and encourages all levels of interest, from beginning hobbyist to serious artist.

Dining - University Housing

  • The University Dining locations are open to the university community and accept Ducks Dine On, cash and credit cards. Learn about the many dining venues on campus and the Ducks Dine On plan by viewing University Housing's Dining webpage.


Duck Nest

  • The Duck Nest promotes self-care and life-balance to the university's students, faculty and staff. Free workshops are available throughout the year including yoga, meditation, nutrition, and general wellness.

The Duck Store

  • The Duck Store offers employees discounts on certain book purchases and course materials, and offers special prices on technology products including computer hardware and software, iPads, and tablets. For information about available products and pricing, visit The Duck Store, contact a representative by phone at 541-346-4331, or send an email to

Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Assistance Program. Eligible employees and their dependents have access to no cost, confidential, counseling and consultative services with licensed professionals through the EAP. The services include short-term professional counseling and assessment, child-care and elder-care resource and referral, legal and financial consultations, and an interactive website offering wellness information tailored to employee needs and interests.

Employee Benefits (medical, dental, vision and life insurance)

Equity & Inclusion 

  • The Division of Equity and Inclusion hosts and partners with many others on campus to host events throughout the year. 
  • The Division of Equity and Inclusion also supports Strategies and Working Groups (also known as Employee Affinity Groups.) These groups are autonomous organizations of Native, Black, Latino, Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander faculty, staff, and students that are open also to people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. There is also a Deconstructing Whiteness group. Strategies groups devote time and effort to advocate for inclusive excellence, justice, and better support for students on campus and beyond.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to save on income tax by planning and saving for IRS-qualified expenses. Through an FSA account, you can set aside money on a pre-tax basis to cover certain healthcare and child care expenses.

Learning and Development

  • As a UO employee you have access to the MyTrack learning module which offers a number of learning and professional development opportunities.
  • As a University of Oregon faculty member, staff, or student you get university sponsored access to LinkedIn Learning — a combination of dynamic, online instructional content, videos and tutorials on the latest technology, software, business skills, creative talents, and personal hobbies.

University of Oregon Libraries

  • The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. There are seven library locations and UO employees can borrow books, movies, music, video games and more. Learn more about the UO Libraries by view their website.

Living in Duck Country


Outdoor Program

  • The Outdoor Program is nationally recognized as the premier common adventure program in the country and the birthplace of modern collegiate outdoor programs. The Outdoor Program Rental Barn, Bike Program, and trips are open exclusively to UO students and OP community members. Learn about becoming a community member on the Outdoor Program website.

Physical Education and Recreation Department

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • The University of Oregon is a qualifying employer for public service loan forgiveness. Employees who have Federal Direct Loans and have made 120 payments on the Federal Direct Loans (after Oct. 1, 2007) may be eligible for the remaining loan balance to be forgiven. For more information, check out the Public Service Loan Forgiveness information on the Federal Student Aid website.

Retirement Plans

Ride the Bus for Free

  • Employees have acccess to a free bus pass from Lane Transit District (LTD). LTD uses Umo to validate fare and riders will need to show a valid pass in the Umo App or use a Touchpass tap card. Instructions on obtaining code can be found on the UO's Transportation services website. 

Staff Tuition Benefit

  • Staff tuition benefits are included in the employee benefits program to encourage and assist eligible employees with educational pursuits.

Tickets to Campus Events

  • The UO Ticket Office is a full-service outlet that provides ticket sales for a broad range of venues both on and off campus. As a sales outlet for TicketsWest, the Hult Center, the WOW Hall, Hi-Fi Music Hall, local promoters, and UO organizations, employees can make ticket purchases for thousands of concerts, plays, and events held on campus, in Eugene, and throughout the Pacific Northwest without leaving campus. Visit their website for a full listing of events and services.
  • UO Passport and Acceptance Center The UO Ticket Office is an authorized US Government Passport Acceptance Center. We’re here to make your passport experience as convenient and easy as possible.

Time Off at the UO

  • Vacation -  Eligible employees accrue vacation on a monthly basis. Eligibility and accrual schedule are based on employee classification. 
  • Sick Leave - All full-time employees receive eight hours of sick leave for each full month of service. Employees are eligible to use accrued sick leave with pay immediately upon accrual. Employees working less than full-time accrue sick leave on a pro rata basis. There is no limit to the amount of sick leave employees can accumulate. Unused sick leave is not paid out at termination.
  • Holidays -The University of Oregon observes many national holidays throughout the year. Eligibility for compensation may vary by employee classification.
  • Personal Leave - All classified employees receive personal leave with pay after six months of employment. For eligibility requirements and accrual schedule refer to collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for your classification.

Wellness Benefits

The University of Oregon is committed to supporting employees as they strive to improve their overall health and wellness. A variety of wellness programs are available and intended to compliment the insurance protection provided in the University's employee benefit package.

Work-Life Resources

The University of Oregon recognizes the importance of well being and wellness and is committed to helping members of the university community balance their work, educational and personal responsibilities. A variety of work-life resources are available to help faculty and staff live happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives.