About Tykeson Hall

Our Mission

Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall is one of the homes of college and career advising at the University of Oregon, bringing together the College of Arts and Sciences, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the University Career Center, and the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success. Our mission is to provide excellence in advising, facilitate self-exploration and discovery, set our students on the right paths toward careers, and empower all students to be their best selves.

Our Purpose

To provide equity in education by increasing our advising staff, to identify opportunities for students to gain experience relevant to their chosen major and their career, and to give every student at the University of Oregon the academic and career advising they need to thrive.

Our Vision

To serve as the institutional hub for academic and career advising to help students develop their plans to be successful at the UO and beyond.

Paving the Path for Academic Excellence

Tykeson Hall is the architectural manifestation of the University of Oregon’s commitment to student success, embracing students where they are and working to ensure they graduate with a positive academic experience, and are intellectually prepared, socially responsible, and career-ready.

The 64,000 square-foot building is a resource for students to discover their academic passions and explore career opportunities that align with their talents and interests.

Tykeson Hall houses the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office; the Office of the Vice President of Equity and Inclusion; the University Career Center; and more than 40 college and career advising professionals.

Ensuring our Students are Academically Equipped

Academic and career advising for College of Arts and Sciences majors and exploring (undeclared) students will be conducted in Tykeson Hall. Advising will work in teams organized around flight paths. All majors are mapped to a flight path. Our students can explore the following flight paths:

Tykeson First Floor
Industry, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Public Policy, Society and Identity
Media, Arts and Expression
Tykeson Second Floor
Global Connections
Healthy Communities
Scientific Discovery and Sustainability

Learn more about Flight Paths

Exploring Professional Pursuits Under One Roof

The University Career Center on the Garden Level will provide career readiness coaches to advise students on industry trends, prepare students for internships and interviews, and connect with employers and job opportunities.

Find a Career Readiness Coach

Sit and Dine, or Grab and Go

While students are considering the right steps for their academic and professional careers, they can stop by Amy’s Corner Café on the first floor. Amy’s Corner Café is dedicated to the late Amy Frohnmayer Winn.


Timeline 

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    Summer 2014

    $10 million lead gift from Willie and Donald Tykeson to establish the building

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    summer 2015

    The state of Oregon allocated $17 million in matching bond dollars toward constructing the building

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    spring 2016

    Office 52 selected to design the building and Fortis Construction hired as the construction management and contractor for the project

  •  
    summer 2017

    Design, including schematics and development of initial concepts, completed

  •  
    fall 2017

    Ceremonial groundbreaking

  •  
    winter 2018

    Construction began

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    summer 2019

    Building completed

  •  
    fall 2019

    Building open to campus and community; grand opening October 25