UO running out of room


The University of Oregon’s student body has risen 25% in six years, but the college hasn’t added classrooms to accommodate the growth.

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The University of Oregon’s student body has risen 25% in six years, but the college hasn’t added classrooms to accommodate the growth.

Since the mid-2000s, developers have completed or are building about 1,000 more apartments near campus, with each apartment typically accommodating two to four students.

But the university, meanwhile, has fallen behind in classroom construction. The last major classroom-producing project was construction of the Knight Law Center in the late 1990s.

Now, the UO is at capacity, said former UO interim President Robert Berdahl, who on Aug. 1 handed the reins to incoming President Michael Gottfredson.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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