Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

In response to guidance from the Academic Council and the Office of the Provost, the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies will temporarily waive restrictions on taking ES classes P/NP for credit toward the ES major or minor. This change applies only to courses taken during the Spring 2020 term. If you are interested or plan to change your grading  options for Spring 2020, please consult with a Public Policy, Society, and Identity (PPSI) Flight Path Advisor (ppsiflightpath@uoregon.edu) to ensure that you are making the right choice for your academic needs and to answer any questions you may have about possible effects on financial aid.

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Dear Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Majors, Minors, and University of Oregon Community,

We are writing you this virtual letter, of sorts, in an effort to keep you aware of what updates we have received. The latest update on the University of Oregon’s response to the Coronavirus is that we are sustaining relative closure, with only sanctioned faculty and staff on site. This action is in accordance with Gov. Kate Brown issuing an update, yesterday, April 8th, 2020, to the Executive Order on school closures throughout the state, which are to continue, and extend through the current academic Spring Term. This is one aspect of multifaceted efforts being put forth, with the ultimate goal being slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

In order to comply with this official issued update, the University of Oregon will remain closed to the public, operating on a modified status until, at least, the end of the Spring Term. 

On a broader scale, regarding our community at large– all Oregon residents should continue to stay home and practice social distancing. Aside from limited allowances of certain pre-approved on-campus activities, members of the University community are advised to stay home and, when you must go out, practice social distancing to minimize risk, and the unintentional spread of the Coronavirus. While the University is in modified operations, Campus Security officials have put new temporary restrictions on access to UO buildings. Additionally, campus fields and outdoor spaces are closed and should not be used.

Stay safe, stay well, stay informed. 


Last Updated: April 9th, 2020