Arrive in Eugene
We recommend you arrange as much as possible before coming, at least have someone (friends, host families) to accomodate you for a few weeks. It's harder to find good bargains in a hurry, AND most rentals are taken by Fall term (mid-September).
Right now, many of our members live in SpencerView while many others live in Westmoreland, so both are the good places if you prefer a Chinese roomate-- just sent an e-mail to our mailing list or to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll forward it.
Commercially Managed Apartments / Townhouses / Quads: When renting a commercially managed place (i.e. those for profit), it's best to check out the room YOU RENT, and read terms on the contract before signing it.
Private Houses : At least two are large shared
household, with meals included: International House on E.11th (supported
by a Christrian community) and Students
Co-Op on Alder St.
Many ads outside Office of Internations Edudation and Exchange (OIEE) are about rental for international students, too.
Anyway, go to the bank with your deposit and passport and
the clerk there will walk you through. There's always opportunity to find
a more satisfactory bank later.
|You can find public terminals
at all libraries and EMU Computer lab. To get an e-mail account, do
the following things first:
More useful stuff can be found at Computing Center's webpage
Can be obtained either by use some paid service over the phone, or get broadband connection and do it on your own computer.
|Exploring Erb Memorial
Riverfront Park across Franklin Blvd.
Gym & swimming pool are open for those currently registered for free. Student ID needed.
Hiking spots around town (and many out of town): Skinner Butt, Spencer Butt and Mount Pitsgah
Skiing at Willamette Pass (with commuting bus)
Sports (football, baseball, basketball etc.) tickets -- check EMU ticket office
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
All-seasons skating at County Fairground
Weekly event guide at Eugene Weekly