Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need tickets for OHC events?
Generally, there are no tickets for OHC events. If tickets are needed, that information will be on all publicity materials.
Can I reserve a seat?
We only reserve seats for individuals with disabilities that require a specific accommodation. Other reserved seats are for OHC staff and supporters who have worked on coordinating the event.
Please call (541) 346-3934 to make disability accommodations.
How do I get to campus?
Parking is always difficult on campus, even in the evening. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. If you do drive, plan on spending some time looking for parking.
public transportation | bicycle | driving
How do I get to the UO in Portland?
The UO in Portland is located in the White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St.
directions, transit, and parking information
Where do I park?
campus parking | neighborhood street parking
Note: Campus parking lots are monitored. Always check the green sign posted at the entrance of each parking lot for hours, which vary by lot.
What areas of campus are ADA accessible?
182 Lillis Hall | EMU Ballroom | 150 Columbia Hall | 180 PLC | Knight Library Browsing Room | Gerlinger Alumni Lounge | 177 Lawrence | 175 Knight Law Center | 100 Willamette Hall
I am not a student. Can I still attend OHC events?
Yes! OHC events are open to the general public and we usually have a lot of community members in attendance.
How early should I arrive for an event?
We will open the doors for seating as soon as the technical equipment is set up and the sound check is completed. The time varies, but in general we try to open the hall at least a half-hour before the lecture begins. You are welcome to come early and wait outside of the lecture hall if you want a good seat.
I was not able to get into a recent OHC lecture because it was full to capacity. I am a UO student and I pay Incidental Fees. Shouldn't students have priority with regard to seating?
All OHC lectures and events are supported by private endowments, not by Student Incidental Fees. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, or member of the general public.
I missed the lecture. Did you videotape it?
We record almost all of our lectures (with the speaker's permission). Lectures are digitized and uploaded to the UO Channel, which is searchable by keyword (name, title, or subject). You can view the lecture as many times as you want for free. You can also access our lectures on the OHC website for a more concise list of OHC lectures.