Holiday safety tips for travel, career preparation, FAFSA deadline and more
Holiday safety tips for travel, career preparation, FAFSA deadline and more
Quick Quack
Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Duck Rides provides free, peer-to-peer nighttime transportation for students. It runs seven days a week, 6:00 p.m.–midnight. 
  • Be alert when walking at night, and try to stay in well-lit areas. The UO provides an online map to help students navigate the best-lit routes around campus.
  • The University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) provides safety escorts from any campus location, 24 hours a day.
  • New COVID-19 self-test kits are available for students Mondays–Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. from University Health Services. No appointment needed. 
  • Travel safely during the holidays. Wear a mask while using public transportation, monitor yourself for symptoms and stay home if you've been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Keep track of vaccination rates, reported cases, safety requirements and free testing on campus through the UO's COVID-19 Safety Resources page. 
  • The Office of the Dean of Students can help you navigate personal crises, mental health referrals, unanticipated family situations and unexpected life events that can disrupt your ability to focus on academics. 
  • To connect with the Office of the Dean of Students you can call 541-346-3216, fill out a Community Care and Support form or schedule an appointment with an advocate.
  • You can also chat with someone about your personal situation by texting HOME to ‘741741’ to contact the National Crisis Text Line.
  • Acknowledge the history of native peoples and identify ways to decolonize Thanksgiving at the Thanks But No Thanks-giving workshop today, Nov. 18, 2:00–2:50 p.m. on Zoom.
  • Check out "The Art of the News" exhibit with pieces on the pandemic, war, social unrest and more at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. A free symposium featuring several of the artists will be held Friday–Saturday, Nov. 19–20, at the museum.
  • The annual MLK Commemoration and Awards Ceremony will be held virtually Jan. 13, 2022. Participate by submitting a recorded tribute by Sunday, Nov. 21, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Discuss struggles people in the trans community experience during the Movember: Trans Men's Mental Health workshop Tuesday, Nov. 23, noon–1:00 p.m. at the Duck Nest.
  • Discover helpful resources, services and staff across campus through One Stop, the UO's revamped student resource website.
  • Get career prep. Find internships, meet with a career coach, build your network and more through the University Career Center.
  • Fill out your FAFSA. The UO's priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 1, 2022.
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