University of Oregon

Information for Bringing Student Groups


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Groups wishing use OIMB facilities should contact Laura Screen to make reservations. 24hour notice is necessary if you wish to cancel or reschedule your visit. All cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled arrival date will be charged $20.00.

PO Box 5389
Charleston, OR 97420
(541) 888-2581

On-campus housing: OIMB has dormitories that can house 50 people and has an additional eight family cottages, a four-unit apartment building, and a studio apartment. Demand is highest in the summers, so please inquire as far in advance as practical.

Teaching Laboratory: There are 5 teaching labs on campus that each accommodate 24 students and are equipped with sea tables and running sea water. Microscopes and projection equipment can be arranged.

The R/V Pluteus: A 42-food aluminum hull trawler, which can be rented for class use.

Collecting permits: If you plan to collect invertebrates, you must obtain a collecting permit from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Applications are at

Teaching Opportunities: Classes in the OIMB summer session are taught by visiting faculty. Faculty who would be interested in teaching a course during the summer should contact Maya Watts to discuss this possibility.