Campus gets spruced up on University Day

More than 2,000 members of the UO community  got down and dirty Thursday during the 107th annual University Day.

Students, staff and faculty spread bark mulch, planted flowers and picked up litter during the annual spring campus beautification effort. 

“This is one of the few times during the year that people have a chance to show how much they appreciate the school,” said Alexander Hoffman, student coordinator for this year’s University Day. “That’s why we do what we do.”

This year’s project by the University Day planning committee will be new, custom bike racks to be installed along Kincaid Street near Prince Lucien Campbell Hall and the Knight Library. The racks, designed to resemble fern fronds, were designed by a recent UO alum and paid for with a grant from the Student Sustainability Fund.

University Day began in 1905 as part of “Junior Weekend,” when the campus grounds were readied for commencement.