Special Services

High School Equivalency Program

Armando I. Bravo, Recruiter
1685 E. 17th Ave.

Federally funded and sponsored by the University of Oregon, the High School Equivalency Program is a multicultural, bilingual, alternative education program for migrant and seasonal farm workers. The program offers services to students with a wide range of academic and language skills and provides instruction in social, academic, and critical-thinking skills necessary to pass the general educational development (GED) test and to be placed in college, job training, or employment. The program office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Speech-Language-Hearing Center

Margit Mayr-McGaughey, Director
HEDCO Education Building

The Speech-Language-Hearing Center is part of the Communication Disorders and Sciences program at the College of Education. Graduate student clinicians, under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty members, provide high-quality services to individuals with speech, language, cognitive, and hearing disorders. Services include diagnostic evaluations and individual and group therapy to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The center provides community outreach and serves as a local, state, and national resource for innovative clinical service and research.

Veterans Affairs

Julia Pomerenk, University Registrar
220 Oregon Hall

The Office of Veterans Affairs, a unit within the Office of the Registrar, helps eligible student veterans, reservists, and dependents obtain educational benefits in compliance with the procedures and regulations of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The office provides basic information about educational benefits administered by the VA and also those provided by Oregon state laws.

Eligible students should contact the office by telephone, e-mail, or mail as soon as they are admitted to the university. The mailing address is Office of the Registrar, 5257 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-5257. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018
Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020
Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021

The following individuals shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill®—Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®), of Title 38, United States Code, who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship [38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)] who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using educational assistance under Chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment, who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using benefits under Departments Education Assistance (DEA) program (38 U.S.C. § 3500) who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the University of Oregon.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by the department is available at the official US government website.

Veteran Priority Registration

Students who are either active members of the military, veterans with an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions, or dependents receiving federal veterans’ educational benefits and who self-report to the Office of the Registrar are offered priority registration for courses. Students who are eligible for priority registration are able to register before other students in their category as shown below.  Priority is given to graduate students, then to undergraduates. Seniors register before juniors, juniors before sophomores, and so forth, based on number of credits accumulated.

  1. Graduate and postbaccalaureate students 
  2. Seniors with 135 or more credits
  3. Juniors with 90 or more credits
  4. Sophomores with 45 or more credits
  5. Freshman students with fewer than 45 credits
Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

The following policy (38 U.S.C., section 3679) applies to any covered individual, who is any individual entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits:

  1. Any covered individual is permitted to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the University of Oregon a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs website—eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates: (a) the date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution or (b) the date that is 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
  2. The University of Oregon will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA under Chapter 31 or 33.
  3. The University of Oregon requires the covered individual to take the following additional actions:
  • Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education
  • Submit a written request to use such entitlement
  • Provide additional information, if requested, necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by the educational institution
  • Make a payment for the amount that is the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement and understand that late fees may apply to these charges

Yamada Language Center

Jeffrey Magoto, Director
541-346-3917 fax
175 McKenzie Hall

The Yamada Language Center is the university’s center for language teaching and learning, with resources and facilities to support more than 25 world languages. The center is an active partner with the university's language and linguistics departments, providing training, equipment, and technology to more than 200 instructors and 4,000 students.

The center's classrooms are designed for language teaching, featuring state-of-the-art audio-visual technology and furniture that can be easily reconfigured for a variety of active teaching environments. In addition, the student center offers space for lectures, workshops, and conversation practice. A library of films and multilingual reading material in a variety of languages are also located there.

Among the center’s key student services are the Self-Study Language Program, Foreign Language Exchange, and an annual Foreign Languages and International Studies Day. The center is also one of the founding members of the UO Language Council, a campus group aimed at raising the profile and impact of language study.

As a research unit, the center develops web-based software that serves the campus and the worldwide language teaching community. Its Virtual Language Laboratory and ANVILL (A National Virtual Language Laboratory) applications are used by thousands of students daily.