University of Astoria

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Enrollment (2012): 6500 (2500 full time)
AdministrationFacultyStudentsFraternity Members
Athletic CenterATO Fraternity House • Library • Queer Resource Center
Other Info
Floorplans: DormitoriesGreek Row Houses
Mechanics: Status (University of Astoria) • Status (ATO)

Main Campus


  • Clatsop Hall: The main administrative building, including class registries, school records, the Dean of Students' offices, student advisor offices and financial aid offices.
  • Hartnett Hall: Includes a good number of student health and well-being services, including the medical center, a counseling center, a sexual health and family planning clinic, and space for a variety of group therapy meetings.
  • Student Center: Three stories. The Student Center features a massive food-court like cafeteria on its ground floor, and a variety of lecture halls and classrooms on its other floors, many of which are used for classes that either don't have a discipline-specific hall or those that are overflows from such. These rooms are also sometimes used by big clubs and other organizations - half of the second floor features an assembly hall surrounded by the small meeting rooms that are permanently allocated to some of the larger clubs, including the Queer Resource Center. Other, smaller clubs must schedule meetings in other available rooms as they can.
  • Library: A two story library that is almost too small for the school's size.
  • Athletic Center: A large building featuring two smaller gymnasiums, weight rooms, various athletics courts (tennis, squash), extensive locker rooms in the basements on either side of the indoor pool. The third floor has a variety of smaller rooms for various classes such as martial arts, yoga, and the like, as well as a row of offices for athletics faculty.


  • Art Center & Alder Hall: These two buildings are technically a single building, but are conceptually divided by purpose: the single story Art Center has several teaching studios all built around a single, very active exhibition hall that goes through weekly art installations. Alder Hall is dedicated to the performing arts, with a small theater and auditorium on the ground floor, and a floor of practice studios and faculty offices above that.
  • Columbia Hall: Business, Education, Communications, Media Studies
  • Patriot Hall: History
  • Towler Hall: English, Literature.
  • Richmond Science Center: Three story sciences building; Anthropology/Archaeology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry. Classrooms, lecture halls on the first and second floors. Offices of science faculty and small research library on third floor. Labs in basement.
  • Innis Hall: Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science.
  • Kant Hall: Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology.
  • Delphis Hall: Conservation, Land Management, Marine Resource Management, Forestry, Agriculture.

Greek Row


The Greek Row Houses are provided by the university as an invitation to Greek society groups. The intention is that they are given one of the on-campus houses as their headquarters for no more than five years, encouraging them to grow to a size where they can establish their own fraternity housing nearby. This has worked well, attracting fraternities to the university so shortly after its founding.

  • Alpha Tau Omega (Fraternity): Fraternity with a lot of athletes and engineers.
  • Alpha Phi Omega (Service Cofraternity): Coed frat known for big social justice concerns.
  • Delta Omicron Sigma (Veterans' Cofraternity): Coed frat made up of military veterans.
  • Phi Sigma Nu (Native American Cofraternity): Coed frat made up of Native American students. About half of the members are from the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederation of tribes.
  • Pi Kappa Alpha (Fraternity): Fraternity known for its heavy partying.
  • Theta Phi Alpha (Sorority): Only sorority on campus. Fairly diverse, with a strong social emphasis.

Dormitory Quads

The UofA Dorms are all built along the same lines, arranged around a central quad that serves as a place for recreation and relaxation, a central social hub for many of the students. Many of these quads also have small street-food cart vendors set up there from midday to just before dark, providing quick and easy food outside of the Student Center's food court.

  • Kayman Hall: Mens' dormitory.
  • Redhawk Hall: Mens' dormitory.
  • Garza Hall: Coed dormitory.
  • Bendall Hall: Coed dormitory.
  • Sanders Hall: Womens' dormitory.
  • Reyes Hall: Womens' dormitory.
  • Under Construction: These dormitories are due to be finished by Summer 2013 or so.

Sports Programs

University of Astoria Bandits
  • Cross Country: Year Round. The cross-country team meets year-round, with three meets a year. Athletes outside of their usual training or competition seasons are usually encouraged to join the cross country team as a way of staying in shape.
  • Baseball: February to June. x
  • Rugby: February to June. The Bandits have a rugby team. Full practice begins in February, and matches start in April.
  • Swim: September to March. x
  • Wrestling: October to April. The Bandits also have a double-handful of wrestlers, spread about evenly though the weight class. The season runs from October to March.
  • Basketball: November to April. x

University Schedule

Fall Term 2012

  • Move-in for First-year and Transfer Students: Mon, Sep 17
  • New Student Orientation: Wed, Sep 19 - Fri, Sep 21
  • Opening Exercises & Freshman Convocation: Sat, Sep 22 - Sun, Sep 23
  • First Day of Classes: Mon, Sep 24
  • Midterms: Mon, Oct 22 - Fri, Oct 26
  • Fall Formal & Family Weekend: Sat, Oct 27 - Sun, Oct 28
  • Thanksgiving Break: Thurs, Nov 22 - Fri, Nov 23
  • Fall Term Classes End: Fri, Nov 30
  • Finals: Mon, Dec 3 - Fri, Dec 7
  • Graduation: Sat, Dec 8

Winter Break 2012 - 2013

  • Sat, Dec 8 - Sun, Jan 6