President Schill walks with students

“This is our moment. We must work together in common cause to make this university
as great as it can be.”

Michael H. Schill is the 18th president of the University of Oregon. He began his tenure on July 1, 2015. He previously served as the dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Schill served as the dean of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law from 2004 to 2009.

President's Updates

Today’s heinous act of violence at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is a terrible tragedy that affects all of us. Our hearts go out to the students, faculty, and staff of our sister institution, and to their loved ones.

Welcome to the 2015–16 academic year! Whether you are just starting classes at the UO or are well on your way to earning your degree, I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Oregon for what I believe will be a transformative year.

President Michael Schill addressed the University of Oregon incoming students at Matthew Knight Arena on September 27, the day before the start of fall classes:  Welcome.  You and I are in similar places today.  You are new to the University of Oregon, and I am new to my position as President of the University. 


U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Oregon in the top 2 percent in the world on the “Best Global Universities” list. We are in the top 50 public universities in the US, and are the top-ranked public university in Oregon.



Our $2 billion comprehensive campaign is the start of a new era. We have the momentum. We have the passion. We have the opportunity to realize the dreams and aspirations of this campus for generations to come.



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