Campus Information

Campus Information

The University of Oregon looks forward to welcoming the world to our campus, the Willamette Valley, and Oregon. In hosting the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field, the university has an unprecedented opportunity to showcase our strengths as a flagship public research university that continues to evolve and innovate in our pursuit of excellence. We will seek to leverage the event to enhance the physical campus and our reputation as a world-class institution. As we welcome the athletes, teams, fans, and media, our top priority remains serving students and fulfilling the core mission of teaching, discovery, and service.

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Event Operations on Campus

The university is proud to welcome World Athletics Championships Oregon22 to our campus on July 15-24. The athletics competition will take place primarily at Hayward Field, but event activities and operations will take place across the UO campus. The maps below show areas of use. For example:

  • UO residence halls will become an athlete village where athletes and team members will stay, eat, and socialize. This is the first time an athlete village will take place at a World Championships. Summer term students will continue to have priority access to residence hall space outside the athlete village.
     

  • Many event operations, such as those for broadcast and media, volunteers, medical personnel, athletic training, meeting, and fan services will be based in buildings and outdoor spaces surrounding Hayward Field. The marathon and race walk venues will be headquartered at the Autzen Stadium complex.
     

  • The Erb Memorial Union will host the Track & Field Heritage Exhibition of the Museum of World Athletics beginning June 23, which will be free and open to the public. The EMU dining venues will still be accessible to the public.

Teams from around campus are heavily involved in the operational planning for the WCH Oregon22. Under the leadership of the local organizing committee, university experts are leading efforts in plans for parking, transportation, information services, technology, safety and security, cybersecurity, venue planning, ticketing, and more while maintaining a focus on campus continuity.

Monthly Happenings

Early July

July 1-10 parking lots in A-Central, B-East, and R-East will be impacted. For a full list of affected parking lots and dates, visit the Transportation Services website.

Restricted access to University Street, Moss Street, East 13th Avenue, East 15th Avenue, and East 17th Avenue starts July 1.

East 13th Avenue, East 18th Avenue, and University Street will have one-way traffic only until late July. East 13th Avenue will be accessible from Franklin Boulevard.

Agate Street will close to pedestrian traffic starting July 10. Until then, pedestrians are strongly encouraged to use the sidewalk outside of the fence line rather than walking on Agate Street.

Important News and Information

To keep you updated about important campus operations news, share opportunities for engagement, and showcase for the world our collective expertise and passion, we’ve launched this website dedicated to UO information about WCH Oregon22. We will also provide regular email updates to the campus community. Through both, we will provide timely campus information and answer frequently asked questions about traffic, parking, and learning and working at the UO, before and during the championships.

The UO is working in partnership with state, regional and local partners. Oregon22, LLC is the local organizing committee responsible for staging the event. For information about the athletic competition, event schedules, volunteering, or tickets, please visit the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 website.

July 1, 2022

Updated 7/1/2022. This week World Athletics Championships Oregon22 action around Hayward Field kicks into high gear. Look for signs on campus with information about activities and impacts.

June 16, 2022

Over the next couple of weeks significant event preparations will take place on the University of Oregon campus. In addition to traffic and parking changes, new exhibits are coming to UO museums and the EMU.

June 2, 2022

With less than 45 days until athletes, media, volunteers, and spectators begin to arrive for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, you will see more activity on campus in preparation.

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What You Need to Know About Campus Operations

Parking

Transportation Services provides information on parking permits, alternative transportation options, parking impacts, and more.

  • Summer parking permits went on sale May 16 for current permit holders. Additional information such as parking alternatives and pricing was posted on the Transportation Services website prior to permits going on sale. 
  • Individuals with reserved spaces that are outside of the WCH Oregon22 security perimeter will be allowed access to their designated space. Reserved space holders will receive information about credentials by email the week of June 20. 
  • Pick up and drop off parking will be available for parents at Olum and Moss Street Childcare Center. There will be patron access to the Outdoor Program Barn. Details about access to these sites will be provided to parents/patrons as the event gets closer.

Parking Alternatives

All employees and students are highly encouraged to share rides to and from campus, whether carpooling in personal cars, or taking advantage of free shuttles, LTD buses, or other car-free commute options. 

  • UO employees and students can utilize the free WCH Oregon22 fan shuttle that will operate from Valley River Center starting approximately 90 minutes prior to each published competition session at Hayward Field. More information is available on the WCH Oregon22 Know Before You Go webpage
  • Increased opportunities for bike parking including bike valets will be available during the event. 
  • LTD bus pass is free to all UO employees through the Umo app. LTD also has a park and ride option. Additional information is available on the LTD website

Traffic

In late June and July, streets in and around campus will be significantly impacted in preparation for and during WCH Oregon22. The traffic impact map below highlights major campus roads that will be closed or have restricted access and dates of impact. Major roads that will be closed or have restricted access include East 13th Avenue, University Street, East 18th Avenue, Agate Street, East 15th Avenue, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. For a full list of impacted roads and dates visit WCH Oregon22's Know Before You Go webpage.

Individuals needing to use restricted roads for university business will receive Vehicle Access Passes (VAPs). The distribution process is being finalized.

Facilities

Buildings and outdoor areas surrounding Hayward Field and the Autzen Stadium complex will have limited access before and during the championships. Many public buildings such as museums, the Outdoor Program barn, and EMU dining venues will be open. Some buildings may only be accessible to students and employees and may required ID card access during regular business hours.

Before heading to campus this summer, check with individual buildings for current hours and accessibility information. 

Maps

Event Footprints

Spaces in the buildings highlighted will be used by athletes, staff, volunteers, fans, guests, and media. Some portions of main campus buildings, such as the Fishbowl in the EMU, will remain open during the event.


Peak Parking Impacts

Visit Transportation Services website for detailed parking maps with specific dates, locations, and alternative transportation information.

These maps show the overall parking impact across campus from May-July. Not all parking lots will be impacted during the same time period or for the same duration. At peak event time in July, this will be the parking impact, but specific lots and dates will range during the month.

Visit Transportation Services website for detailed maps and information including specific dates and locations.

Maps with additional operational information including traffic will be available as the event gets closer.


Traffic Impacts

Additional information about traffic impacts is available on the WCH Oregon22 Know Before You Go website.

Main Campus Traffic Impacts

 

This map highlights the major main campus roads that will be closed or have restricted access in preparation for and during WCH Oregon22. 

Road impacts will include:

  • Agate Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Franklin to East 18th Avenue. Starting July 10, Agate Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic inside the secure perimeter roughly from East 15th Avenue to East 18th Avenue. 

  • University Street and East 13th Avenue will have restricted access and be one way, entering East 13th Avenue from Agate Street and exiting University Street at East 18th Avenue. East 18th Avenue will have restricted access and be one way going west from Agate Street to University Street.

  • Sections of East 15th Avenue, Moss Street, and East 17th Avenue will also have restricted access.

Roads around the Autzen Stadium complex, including Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, will be used for road race events. Expect additional impacts during the days of the road races.

Find more specific information about road race traffic and neighborhood impacts, including times and dates of impact, on the WCH Oregon22 Know Before You Go webpage

FAQs

General

When and where will the event take place?

The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 will be taking place July 15–24, 2022. Most of the athletics competition will take place at Hayward Field. The marathon and race walk venues will be headquartered at the Autzen Stadium complex.

Many event operations, including for broadcasting and media, volunteers, medical personnel, athletic training, meeting space, and fan services will be based in buildings and outdoor spaces on the UO campus surrounding Hayward Field.

Will campus be open for summer term instruction and operations during WCH Oregon22?

Yes, campus will be open during the WCH Oregon22. As we prepare and bring the event to our campus, the university’s top priority remains serving students and fulfilling the core mission of teaching, discovery, and service. There will be some campus impacts. The university will keep the campus community informed about what to expect before, during, and after the event.

Some UO departments may have mostly remote operations during July, such as the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance, and Business Affairs, which includes payroll, accounts payable, travel, student billing, and cashiers.  

You are encouraged to schedule appointments or make prior contact before heading to an office on campus to confirm in-person availability and building access. 

How are members of the UO faculty and staff involved in the preparation?

Teams from around campus are heavily involved in the operational planning for the WCH Oregon22.  Under the leadership of the local organizing committee, university experts are leading efforts in plans for parking, transportation, information services, technology, safety and security, cybersecurity, venue planning, ticketing, and more while maintaining a focus on campus continuity.

I am a UO employee. Will I be able to work on campus during WCH Oregon22?

Supervisors and employees should work together regarding scheduling and on campus work assignments during WCH Oregon22.

Will UO buildings, streets, and parking be impacted?

Yes, while campus will be open during the competition’s 10 day run, the UO community should expect changes in traffic patterns and parking, road closures, and limited access to some buildings. The university is working with the local organizing committee and will share details as soon as possible.

Will residence halls and dining facilities be utilized during the event?

UO residence halls will become an athlete village where athletes and team members will stay, eat, and socialize. This is the first time an athlete village will take place at a World Championships. Summer term students will continue to have priority access to residence hall space outside the athlete village.

Where have previous World Athletics Championships been hosted?

This is the first time this event will take place on U.S. soil, presenting an incredible opportunity for the State of Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eugene and University of Oregon. The three previous host cities for this event were Doha, London, and Beijing.

How many people will be on the UO campus during the event?

The event will feature 2,000 athletes from more than 200 nations. More than 3,000 members of the international media will cover the competition. Approximately 20,000 fans, volunteers and organizing staff are expected to be in attendance during each session of competition.

At what times will the competition sessions be held?

The competition schedule includes 16 ticketed in-stadium sessions at Hayward Field. There will also be free road events taking place around Autzen Stadium and in the streets of Eugene and Springfield — the women's and men's marathons, 20km race walks, and 35km race walks. The full competition schedule can be found on the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 website.

Who is organizing the event?

Oregon22, LLC is the local organizing committee managing the 18th edition of the World Athletics championships. The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 will be held at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, hosted by the State of Oregon, and will be delivered in partnership with USA Track & Field.

Could the university see an increase in cyberattacks due to WCH Oregon22?

With the world's attention on the UO, the university may see an increase in phishing and other cyberattacks before and during the event. UO employees are reminded to take care and be vigilant. The new UO Cybersecurity Basics training provides a 20-minute overview of key security actions people can take.

Will mail services be impacted by WCH Oregon22?

University of Oregon Campus Mail Services will continue to pick up and deliver campus mail as previously arranged daily though some route times may vary due to road impacts during WCH Oregon22. Additional information can be found on the Mail Services website.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place?

World Athletics and the local organizing committee have COVID-19 procedures and policies in place following local and state guidelines.

I need a COVID-19 test for travel requirements. Can I take a test at the UO?

No. The UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) does not offer travel or rapid testing. Test results from MAP can take 2-4 business days. Lane County Public Health provides a list of testing sites in the community, including commercial COVID-19 test providers who administer pre-travel screen tests.


Parking and Traffic

I have a UO parking permit. Will I be able to park on campus during WCH Oregon22 and where can I find more information about parking?

Parking will be impacted across campus as we prepare for and during the event. Approximately 1/3rd of parking spaces on campus will remain available for UO employee and student permit holders.

If coming to campus during this time, consider using an alternative to a single occupant car such as biking, LTD buses/public transportation, carpooling, or walking.

Additional information about parking on campus, including permits, shuttles, and access, is available on the Transportation Services website.

When will summer term parking permits go on sale?

Summer parking permits went on sale May 16 at 10 a.m. for current permit holders.

Additional information such as parking alternatives and pricing was posted on the Transportation Services website prior to permits going on sale.

Which lots will be impacted during WCH Oregon22?

View the map above for general information about parking impacts. For specific locations and dates, visit the Transportation Services website.

Will shuttles be available for employees? Will there be a fee to use them?

UO employees and students can utilize the free WCH Oregon22 fan shuttle that will operate from Valley River Center starting approximately 90 minutes prior to each published competition session at Hayward Field.  

Some days there are morning and afternoon competition sessions, while other days have afternoon sessions only. Check WCH Oregon22 event timetables for daily session times.  

Additional information including where to access the shuttle, is available on the WCH Oregon22 Know Before You Go webpage

My reserved parking space is within the restricted access area. How will I access my reserved parking space?

Transportation services will email Vehicle Access Pass information to departments and individuals with reserved parking spaces. The pass will allow you to enter most restricted areas during the event.

I need to drive on campus for university business or to access my childcare center during the event. How will I be able to enter the restricted access area?

Individuals who need to use restricted roads for university business will receive Vehicle Access Passes (VAPs).

A traffic control manager will be stationed at East 13th Avenue to check access passes and provide access to people with university business.

The Olum and Moss Street Childcare centers will work with parents to provide VAPs and information for pick up and drop off.

When and how will roads be impacted on campus?

June 28-July 31

  • Closed to Vehicle Traffic:
    • Agate St. (East 13th Ave - East 19th Ave)
    • Closed to pedestrian traffic starting July 10
  • Accredited Vehicles Only:
    • East 15th Ave (Agate St - Moss St)
    • East 17th Ave (Agate St - Columbia St)

July 10-31

  • Closed to Vehicle Traffic:
    • Agate St (East 13th Ave-Franklin Blvd)
  • Accredited Vehicles Only:
    • Moss St (East 15th Ave - East 17th Ave)
  • Accredited Vehicles Only, One Way Traffic:
    • East 18th Ave (Agate St - University St)
  • Accredited and UO Vehicles Only, One Way Traffic:
    • University St (East 13th Ave - East 18th Ave)
    • East 13th Ave (University St - Franklin Blvd)

For the most up to date information about traffic impacts visit the WCH Oregon22 Know Before You Go website.

Will I be able to pick up or drop off equipment at the Outdoor Program Barn?

Yes. Outdoor Program patrons will be able to access the barn to pick up or drop off gear. The process and protocol will be shared directly by the Outdoor Program with patrons.

I'm planning to bike to campus. Where can I find more information about bike parking?

All existing UO bike parking locations outside the designated WCH Oregon22 security perimeter will remain available for bicycle riders. For up-to-date information about bike parking locations on campus, please see the Transportation Services’ webpage.  

Additional bike valet locations will be available during the event and will be located near the EMU area. Exact locations will be provided prior to the event. 

Can I park in the 13th Avenue garage and how should I access the garage?

The 13th Avenue garage will accommodate UO permit holders and visitors until July 13. To access the 13th Avenue garage between July 1-13, a VAP is not required, though road closure signs will be posted along adjacent streets.

Vehicles traveling to the garage must enter the area via the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and East 13th Avenue and turn left into the parking garage. To exit the garage, vehicles must turn right (eastbound) on East 13th Avenue upon garage exit, and leave the area via Franklin Boulevard heading eastbound.

More information about campus parking, including dates of impact, can be found on the Transportation Services website.


Building Access

Will I be able to access campus buildings?

Buildings and outdoor areas surrounding Hayward Field and the Autzen Stadium complex will have limited access before and during the event. Many public buildings such as museums, the Outdoor Program barn, and EMU dining venues will be open. Some buildings may only be accessible to students and employees and may require ID card access during regular business hours.

Before heading to campus this summer, check with individual buildings for current hours and accessibility information.

See the event footprint maps above for campus buildings and outdoor areas that will be used by athletes, staff, volunteers, fans, guests, and media.

Can I access the Student Recreation Center during WCH Oregon22?

The Student Recreation Center is being utilized as part of the event and will be closed to the public from July 12-24. Old Town/Esslinger will remain open via alternative access and Group Fitness will continue to operate on the summer schedule.

While there will be no access to SRC during this time, the UO is committed to providing an alternative facility for all summer fee-bearing students and summer term SRC members at no additional cost to members. Additional information about the alternative facility will be shared by direct email with summer term members.


Non-Campus Resources

Where can I find more information about tickets and athletic competition schedules?

Visit the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 website for information about tickets, competition schedules, past events, and more.

Where can I find information about renting out my home or finding lodgings for a visitor during the event?

Travel Lane County is taking the lead on visitor accommodation options. The Travel Lane County website provides information both on finding local lodgings and how to list your lodging to visitors.

Where can I find information about attending events?

The local organizing committee for the World Athletics Championship Oregon22 has launched a Know Before You Go page on its website. Through the page, attendees and community members can find detailed information to help plan their visit and better understand the footprint of the event, including transportation information, venue information, event policies, COVID-19 spectator guidelines, gate schedule, and spectator services. 

Where can I watch the events?

To purchase tickets to watch the events in person, visit the WCH Oregon22 website.

The Eugene Riverfront Festival, held July 15-24 in Eugene's Downtown Riverfront Park, will have screens showing a livestream of the Hayward Field events. This free, 10-day city celebration will also feature food, music, and art. Details about the festival can be found on the Eugene Riverfront Festival website.


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