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Information about Preview Oregon

What is Preview Oregon?

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive graduate student body.  Preview Oregon is a program devoted to recruiting students underrepresented in our department.  For the purposes of the Preview Oregon program we consider underrepresented to include members of underrepresented racial and ethnic categories, first generation college students, students from low-income households, and disabled students.  Preview Oregon will be held on October 18th and is a great way to learn more about our department by visiting our campus. During this visit you will receive a tour of the campus and Eugene, learn more about on-campus resources, attend a departmental seminar, and meet and talk with faculty and current graduate students in both formal and informal settings.  We will provide transportation to and from Eugene, lodging while here and cover meals. For students coming from a distance, this is likely to occupy a three day period from October 17-19. This is a competitive process, space is limited.

How do I apply?

Invitation to participate in Preview Oregon is by application and is intended only for students who self-identify as one of the under-represented categories listed above. Applicants should provide the following:

  1. completed Application Form including contact information for 2 faculty members at your undergraduate or Master’s degree institution who can provide a reference for you
  2. One page statement of interest
  3. unofficial transcript

* Complete the form using Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader; or you can print it, fill it out by hand and scan it to a PDF.

What information should be included in my statement of interest?

Your statement is really important. Please use this statement to introduce yourself and explain why (given your research interests) the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon is a great fit for you. You should also discuss how as an underrepresented student the Preview Oregon program would benefit you and what you hope to get out of the experience.

How do I submit my application materials?

All materials should be emailed to Dr. Stephen Frost (

When are applications due?

All application materials for Preview Oregon are due by September 20th.

Does participation in Preview Oregon guarantee I will be accepted into your program?

No, participation in Preview Oregon is not part of the official graduate school application process. Preview Oregon is designed to help prospective students learn more about our program before they apply and is a great way to make a connection with the faculty member you hope to work with.

How can I get more information?

If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact Dr. Stephen Frost (

We look forward to hearing from you!