The Department: UO math courses enroll about 14,000 total undergraduate students per year. We have approximately 55 faculty and 70 graduate student teachers, and around 300 math majors. The department is located in Fenton Hall, University Hall, and the third floor of Tykeson Hall. The majority of our courses are taught in University Hall, in small classes of 30-40 students.
Obtaining Advice: Most students get information about the department from fellow students, professors, and academic advisors. The information on these web pages is intended to supplement these sources, not to replace them. In particular, a student should take full advantage of opportunities for contact with an advisor. Click here to see our current drop-in advising information.
Hilbert Space: The department has a center for undergraduate mathematics majors in University 107-108. The center contains couches, tables, chairs, computers, and blackboards. It can be a good place to sit down and study for an hour between classes in University Hall, and a good place to meet students with whom you share classes and discuss lectures and assignments. The beautiful stained glass windows in Hilbert Space were created by David Jordan, a former student.
Mathematics Library: The university’s main collection of math books and journals is in the math library, located on the second floor of Fenton Hall. Library workers also offer homework help to students in the main reading room. Most of the books and journals are in the stacks behind the reading room, and there is some quiet space to work in the stacks. Browsing through the stacks is a good way to get some idea of the breadth of mathematics.