The date of this event is Thursday, November 10; not the 12th as appeared in a recent student e-mail
As the year gets older and night comes earlier, thousands of Ducks walk the campus in darkness every evening.
Hundreds of lamps and skillfully pruned trees keep major pathways clear and well-lit, even after sunset. But there are always spots on campus that could be safer, which is the purpose of the Annual Campus Night Safety Walk.
Campus Planning and Facilities Management, the Office of the Dean of Students, the University of Oregon Police Department, Safety and Risk Services, and the ASUO will host the annual event on Thursday, November 10. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
"Student safety is a top priority for my administration this year," ASUO President Quinn Haaga said. "We are so excited about this event bringing together folks from all across campus and the community to focus on campus safety issues. I feel and have heard from a number of students that campus is dangerous at night time and that many areas are inaccessible. We are very committed to addressing this issue head on this year.”
The safety walk allows campus community members to point out areas in need of better lighting or landscaping that could make pathways safer at night for pedestrians. Each year, staff from Campus Planning and Facilities Management notes and prioritizes suggestions for improvements, and then secures funding to complete as much of the work as possible.