Student Resources

This page provides information on a variety of resources available to UO graduate students.  If you know of a resource not listed here or have a correction to the information provided here please contact us a


The UO has site licenses for a variety of software applications.  For more information about software available free to students please check the computing center site licensed software information page and the IT Resources for Faculty and Researchers page.

MathType - The University of Oregon has a site license for MathType equation editing software which plugs in to most word processing applications.  MathType discs can be checked out from the Computing Center's Documents Room in 175 McKenzie Hall.

LabVIEW - Current version of this software can be accessed at

MATLAB - The univesity has designated computer and concurrent server licenses for MATLAB. Information on how to access MATLAB software can be found on the Computing Services Web Site.

Antivirus Software & Miscellaneous Useful Applications - the UO provides a number of licensed software applications free to students via DuckWare discs and through download.  Check here for more information.

Workshops & Seminars

Physics Deparment Graduate Student Seminars - This seminar series exists to provide students a forum to share their work and interests with their peers. Seminar talks are given by students on the topic of their choice. The audience is comprised of other students. Faculty are not invited to these talks. The atmosphere is congenial and non-threatening. Our hope is to maintain a vigorous schedule of regular weekly talks.

Materials Science Institute Seminars - MSI Seminars will be held Fridays at 4:00 pm in Room 110, Willamette Hall (unless otherwise noted). Cookies and tea at 3:30 pm in the MSI Basement Atrium

Physical Chemistry Seminars - PChem seminars are  held at 2:00pm in the OCO Conference Room (Willamette 240D) unless otherwise specified.

Graduate School Professional Development Workshops  - The UO graduate school sponsors netowrking events and a variety of professional development workshops in areas such as grant proposal writing, thesis writing management and public speaking.


Women in Graduate Studies -  calendar The Women in Graduate Science organization at the University of Oregon focuses on the development of women within interdisciplinary sciences to become successful scientists. This mission will be accomplished by informative workshops, inspirational mentors and a community outreach program. In addition, becoming knowledgeable of successful networking and communication skills is an integral part of the organization. The UOWGS invites all who encourage and support the advancement of women in science.

Alliance of Graduate Students for Diversity - AGSD focuses on building community, networking, and forming peer and professional mentoring relationships among fellow graduate students, faculty, and community members.

Work and Family Services - WFS is aprogram dedicated to helping individuals and departments effectively manage personal, family, and community life with work and educational responsibilities.

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity - The University of Oregon Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) builds its mission around the goal of ensuring equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all: faculty, administrators, students, and community members.

There are many other groups on campus dedicated to supporting students.  More information can be found here.