Latest Announcements

Hesser Memorial Scholarship  

Applications for the Myrtle Hesser Memorial Scholarship are now available!  

Those who knew Myrtle Hesser, a food service worker and supervisor in the UO dorms from 1957 to 1972, discovered a warm and friendly person with a wry sense of humor and a soft spot for the students she fed. While Hesser had little formal education herself, she was smart and well read and chose to leave her entire estate to the University of Oregon for student scholarships.


For an introduction to the Accessible Education Center (AEC) and some information about how to work with our office, please check out the videos on our YouTube playlist:

Find out how AEC can be an important resource to you. Students who experience disability related barriers are encouraged to attend this overview session (families welcome). Learn about available support and how to get started in this video.

The Accessible Education Center is offering Remote Learning Workshops!

Our previously recorded workshops focus on strategies to support students adapt to the new remote learning environment.

Q: Is the Accessible Education Center open?    

The University of Oregon recently issued a message regarding steps they are taking to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and protect students, faculty, staff and the broader community. In accordance with these guidelines, no final exams will be offered in-person for winter term. This includes all accommodated final exams that had been scheduled in Peterson Hall, the AEC, and the University Testing Center from 3/16/20 - 3/20/20.

We are currently experiencing a number of reports of an email about a work opportunity: this is a phishing campaign targeting students.

Please report suspicious emails by forwarding them to

Include the full email headers or forward the raw email as an attachment so we have more information to analyze.

The Accessible Technology Laboratory has moved to a new location within the Knight Library:



At IntroDUCKtion you will have an opportunity to attend the Accessible Education Center informational session. At these orientation sessions you will learn how the AEC helps support your academic goals and how to best utilize these resources. These sessions are geared toward answering both student and parent questions. Please refer to your IntroDUCKtion schedule for the time and location of informational sessions. After the group session you will be able to meet individually with an AEC advisor to begin the process of discussing your specific situation and reviewing your documentation.