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Tykeson College and Career Advising – Open for Advising!

The Tykeson College and Career Advising in Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall is UO’s new advising center, located on 13th Avenue, between Johnson and Chapman Halls. At Tykeson Hall, you can work with professional College and Career Advisors who can help you explore your interests, schedule your classes, plan for graduation, discuss career interests, and more.

You can schedule appointments with our Tykeson College and Career Advising team via the EAB Navigate app available in the App Store or Google Play. Please visit the Office of Academic Advising’s website for information about appointments and hours of operation.

What does this mean for Theatre Arts Majors?

Theatre Arts is now part of the “Media, Arts, & Expression” Flight Path!

Each Flight Path represents an academic and career theme and includes majors and minors from across the university that fit in the theme. Flight Paths will serve as a framework for advising all students, beginning with exploring students, who will receive advising in Tykeson Hall. Each path has a group of dedicated professional academic and career advisors who will serve as the points of contact for exploring student advising. Exploring students will select a Flight Path that best reflects their interests. Declared students will be assigned Flight Path(s) according to their declared majors.

More on Flight Paths here:

Theatre Arts majors will generally seek advising through the Tykeson Career Advising/Flight Path Team, especially when you’re a newly declared freshman or still “exploring” majors. However, there are some exceptions, and all of our Theatre Arts faculty are happy to meet with students and are active advisors.

Here is a chart on where to go for help:

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Please note that all exceptions to the Theatre Arts Major requirements must be approved by a Theatre Arts Advisor and signed off on by the Department Head.

The role of the Tykeson adviser

Students should initiate meetings with a Tykeson adviser at least twice each year. Advising is critical when considering changes to the plan of study and at all the important thresholds of the major: declaring a major or minor, choosing focus fields, considering the Comparative Literature Honors Track, preparing for graduation, considering graduate study or employment, and so on.

After September 16, 2019, you can schedule appointments with advisors in the new Tykeson College and Career Advising team via the EAB Navigate app available in the App Store or Google Play.

You can also call Tykeson Advising at: 541-346-9200

Preparing for advising appointments

Students are encouraged to review their Degree Guide in DuckWeb prior to advising appointments.


Theatre Arts Department Advisors

Lead Faculty Advisor for new undergraduate majors

Jerry Hooker, 541-346-0070,  Available by appointment.

Lead Faculty Advisor for transfer students

John Schmor, 541-346-4145,  Available by appointment.

Other Theatre Arts Department Advisors:

Bradley Branam, 541-346-4185, Specialities: Technical Direction, Projection Design, Sound Design. Available by appointment.

Jeanette deJong, 541-346-169, Specialities: Costume Design, Patterning/Draping, Professional Practice
in Costume Design, and Fashion.
Available by appointment.

Theresa May, 541-346-1789, Specialities: Ecodramaturgy/Eco-theatre, Native/Indigenous Drama, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Justice, Community-based Performance, Theatre for Social Change, Sustainable Theatre Management.
Available by appointment.

Michael Najjar, 541-346-2237, Specialities: Theatre History, Playwriting, Contemporary Arab-American Theatre, and Middle Eastern Theatre.
Available by appointment.

Janet Rose, 541-346-4195, Specialities: Lighting for the Stage, Stage Management, Theatre Production I, VectorWorks.
Available by appointment.