Activities

The AEI hosts activities and coordinates a volunteer program throughout each term that brings students together to build international understanding through service. There are many opportunities each week for you to enjoy. At the AEI, you not only get the best academic experience possible, but we offer many types of social, cultural, recreational, and fun activities that will help you practice your English, outside of the classroom. Join the AEI Student Volunteer Program to help plan activities and connect with the community through various hands-on service learning experiences. Come join us for fun, friends and conversation!

  • Dozens of recreational activities each term
  • Cultural events such as coffee hour, cooking classes, and more
  • Trips to Portland, the Oregon 
Coast, Crater Lake, and Skiing

Nov 15
Collection Drive to Support St Vincent DePaul12:00 a.m.

Collecting cold weather and wet weather gear and clothing for local homeless...
November 12–16
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Student Veteran Center

Collecting cold weather and wet weather gear and clothing for local homeless veterans.

Nov 15
Don't Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community7:00 a.m.

Now on view in the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery: “Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community,” an exhibit on loan to the EMU Visual Arts Team from the Jordan...
November 5–December 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Now on view in the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery: “Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community,” an exhibit on loan to the EMU Visual Arts Team from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA). The exhibition features the photographic works of University of Oregon current student/recent alumni photographers: Ugochukwu Akabike, Jasmine Jackson, Malik Lovette, Bryan Rodriguez, and Keith Simms. The exhibit was originally created by a sponsorship from the University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion, the exhibition features thirty photographs.

“Don’t Touch My Hair” was organized for the JSMA by Guest Curator Meredith Lancaster (MA 2015, history of art and architecture), Assistant Curator Kristen Clayton (graduate student, non-profit management), project collaborator Roderick Hall (graduate student, community and regional planning).

“The idea for this project came from hair stylist, consultant, and motivational speaker Jeanelle Crouch during a visit to University of Oregon (UO) in 2017,” says Lancaster. “It is a collaborative initiative led by and featuring University of Oregon students and alumni that has received generous support from the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion, Black Women of Achievement, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.”

Hair can be a symbolic site of individuality, conformity, ritual, tradition, memory, emotion, and social affiliations. In a period of two weeks in Winter 2017 term, University of Oregon students and staff attended community conversations where they shared their thoughts and experiences regarding the politics of hair and definitions of beauty, racialized beauty standards, cultural influences, societal pressures, personal expressions of identity, and the topic of consent. The five featured student photographers of "Don't Touch My Hair" met with conversation participants who shared their truths and posed for the camera.

“This exhibition challenges us all to consider the powerful statements hair can make,” says Lancaster. “In the politically and culturally charged climate we live in, hair--both seen and unseen--can be a tool for resistance and affirmation. “

The exhibit is on view in the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery November 5 - December 8, 2018.

Nov 15
Roll Away Stress at the EMU!10:00 a.m.

The Duck Nest and Rec Center are hosting a stress reduction event. Learn how to roll and stretch effectively with health experts! Personal trainers will provide instruction with...
November 15 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Oregon Plaza, near the O Desk

The Duck Nest and Rec Center are hosting a stress reduction event. Learn how to roll and stretch effectively with health experts! Personal trainers will provide instruction with the use of foam rollers and tennis balls. Grab a Kind Bar, stretch, and have some fun. Come join us!

Nov 15
LGBTea Time11:00 a.m.

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for some free tea and make polymer clay miniature...
November 15 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 022

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for some free tea and make polymer clay miniature sculptures with assistance from the UO Craft Center! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow queer people in the U of O community. Come by any time between 11 AM and 1 PM!​

Nov 15
Movember Alcohol and Other Drugs Screeningsnoon

ASUO Men's Center and University Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drugs program are partnering to offer AOD screenings for Movember. Please come on by to get screened with the...
November 15 noon–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 011 - Lightning Room

ASUO Men's Center and University Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drugs program are partnering to offer AOD screenings for Movember.

Please come on by to get screened with the opportunity to chat with on-site support staff.

Nov 15
Robyn Ochs: Beyond Bisexuality 1012:00 p.m.

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies. Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of...
November 15 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 119, Diamond Lake

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies. Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies. Robyn was recently named by Teen Vogue as one of “9 Bisexual Women Who are Making History.”



In this interactive program, we will explore the experience of people who embrace non-binary sexualities, look at some of the challenges to recognizing and understanding the middle sexualities– an often-overlooked segment of the LGBTQ+ community, and brainstorm strategies for supporting bi+ people on our campuses. No matter how you identify, come to this engaging and interactive program if you could use some tools for challenging ignorance, biphobia and bi erasure.

Nov 15
The Mask You Live In: Film Screening3:30 p.m.

The 2015 documentary film The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as deal with negative messages around masculinity and gender expression. This film illustrates how we, as...
November 15 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake North (146)

The 2015 documentary film The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as deal with negative messages around masculinity and gender expression. This film illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Movember is an annual event which takes place every November and sees men across the world grow moustaches to raise awareness around men’s health issues including mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. Come check out our week of events focusing on men’s health and enter our Movember photo contest to show support for men’s health. Events are open to all genders!

Nov 15
Drop-in Energy Release Techniques4:30 p.m.

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put into daily use for quick stress relief. This class teaches you how to access your energetic system including the...
October 18–November 15
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Learn unique, easy relaxation techniques that you can put into daily use for quick stress relief. This class teaches you how to access your energetic system including the electromagnetic field that radiates from the body, chakra system, and meridian tracts.

The free hour class will be led by Jude Kehoe, LPN, who is also a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and meditation instructor. She has taught and practiced energy healing and meditation at University Health Center since 1998.

Nov 15
Intramural Sports Spikeball Tournament5:00 p.m.

Join Intramural Sports for our Spikeball tournament on November 15th in the SRC Uptown Courts. Open division, your team can be any gender combination. No more teams fees! Each...
November 15 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Uptown Courts

Join Intramural Sports for our Spikeball tournament on November 15th in the SRC Uptown Courts. Open division, your team can be any gender combination. No more teams fees! Each participant can purchase the new IM Membership for unlimited intramural access all term ($10 per term, $5 after week 5, $25 yearly pass)! Register on IMLeagues and pay online or at the SRC Service Center Desk by November 13, noon. Questions? Contact Sean Graninger seangran@uoregon.edu

Nov 15
Women's / Female Identified Boulder Hour5:00 p.m.

During this hour the boulder is for use by any belay certified female identified...
September 27–November 29
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Rock District

During this hour the boulder is for use by any belay certified female identified climber.