Departmental Advising and Support

Need help planning your course of study, meeting academic requirements, or exploring career options? Students who are interested in declaring the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies major or minor should contact our program advisor. Undergraduate students in REEES can seek academic support from advisors at Tykeson Hall or from our program advisors.

REEES Program Advisors


Lara Ravitch
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: 541-346-4077
Office: 427 Friendly Hall
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Katya Hokanson
Program Director

Phone: 541-346-3947
Office: 357 PLC
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Russian Placement Testing

Students who have some experience with Russian or are heritage speakers should make arrangements to take a WebCAPE placement test in Russian with the UO Testing Center, the cost of which is $10. Upon receiving the results of the test, students should make arrangements to meet with Lara Ravitch at

Tykeson College and Career Advising

Need help planning your career path? Tykeson College and Career Advising is the academic and career advising destination for all students who are declared majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences. At Tykeson Hall, you can work with professional college and career advisors to schedule your classes, plan for graduation, discuss career possibilities, and more.  

Students should also continue to seek advice from faculty when they are looking for specific information about their chosen major or detailed information about their major department and its curricular and co-curricular offerings. 

Location: Tykeson Hall 
Phone: 541-346-9200 
MS Teams/Email:  
Drop-in Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-3pm

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Office of Academic Advising

Still figuring out which major you’d like to pursue at UO? Whether you're in year one, two, or three and beyond or you're a transfer student, advisors in the Office of Academic Advising can help you explore options based on your strengths and interests so you can make the most of your college experience. 

Location: 101 Oregon Hall 
Phone: 541-346-32110
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm PT 

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Campus Libraries

The University of Oregon offers many resources on campus to help support your learning and research.

Knight Library

The main collection of Knight Library contains more than 130,000 volumes in Russian and other Slavic and East European languages, as well as more than 35,000 volumes on Russia and Eastern Europe in Western languages. The UO Library also subscribes to more than 100 serial titles related to the region. The bulk of the collection is in the humanities and social sciences. UO now has direct link to the Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliography. UO is a member of the Center for Research Libraries.

Knight Library recently acquired the Drenikov Collection, a 445-volume private collection of books dealing principally with Bulgaria. The collection includes books on Bulgarian anthropology, archaeology, art, ethnography, folklore, history, medieval texts, literature, and political science. Highlights of the collection include a large number of early twentieth-century books on the Balkan War, and a complete set of the rare early twentieth-century serial “Bulgarski Starini,” which contains the only published editions of some of the major medieval Bulgarian manuscripts. In part as a result of this collection, the Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium designates the University of Oregon as the primary repository on the West Coast for Bulgarian literature, linguistics, philology, language, ethnology, and folklore.

Knight Library is a repository for US government documents and has governmental materials from other countries as well. Holdings in the Government Documents Department include numerous materials relating to foreign relations and domestic politics in Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Eurasia.

Knight Library also has a large collection of Russian and East European films, as well as sound recordings.

Other UO Libraries

The Department of Geography's Map Library houses a complete collection of maps, atlases, and other geographic and demographic materials relating to our region.

The Design Library contains a full library of illustrated histories of Russian and East European art and architecture. The Visual Resources Collection there contains hundreds of slides of contemporary and historical East European architecture, construction, design, painting, sculpture and other forms of artistic creation.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the UO campus, has significant holdings in Russian art. On display in the McKenzie Icon Gallery is the exhibit “Holy Icons of Russia,” with icons from the Novgorod and Moscow schools of the 15th through 18th centuries. The icons in the exhibition are part of a collection donated to the museum in 1921 by Gertrude Bass Warner, one of the original donors.