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Who doesn’t love a good deal? Especially when the deal is free. With tuition, housing, transportation, groceries, laundry and the necessities, money can run a little thin. What better way to make it last than using some free services on campus to make things a little easier for your wallet.

1. Free Printing

Gotta love when professors want you to print things out for class because laptops aren’t allowed in the lecture. Yes, it’s a pain, it’s even more of a pain when you go to the printing labs or the library and pay ten cents a page to print. When you can go to the Women’s Center in the EMU for free printing. CMAE also has free printing in their building. Even if there is a five-page limit per visit, just spread your time out and plan ahead to use these resources.


2. Condoms

Let’s be honest, a lot of people have sex in college. It’s going to happen, whether it’s you or one of your friends, classmates, roommate, or neighbors. Chances are, someone in your life is going to have sexual intercourse. If it’s going to happen, it’s best if it’s safe. Which is why there are countless of places where you can get condoms from on campus. The Women’s Center, the Duck Nest, the health center on campus, most residence halls have a stash in the common rooms or the RAs have some. Sometimes safe sex bags are handed out around the amphitheater even. They’re everywhere so there is never an excuse to not have one. Always wrap it before you tap it.


3. The Duck Nest

The Duck Nest has tons of great free services inside, including tea, coloring pages, workshops and there is always candy. It’s a place to go on campus and just relax and make sure you are taking care of yourself. The Duck Nest always has events and opportunities to make sure your time at the UofO is going well. Every other Saturday there are therapy dogs that come, students are able to pet and take pictures with the dogs, so you don’t miss yours too much.


4. Game and Equipment Rentals

There are tons of games and equipment for rent on campus, for free. Board games, including the iconic ‘Duckopoly’ game, are available for the students. Along with video games for all kinds of game systems. What if you don’t have a system though? They have those too, with remotes. Also, many of the residence halls have ping pong tables and pool tables, and of course you can get what you need from the housing service desks to use them. The hardest part of all this will be figuring out what to do with all these options.


The University of Oregon has many opportunities for students to save their money. It’s a great thing too since we all know that college is in no way cheap. With all these services on campus, it’ll definitely be a lot easier to save some money.


Jenna Peden-Higgins

Hi, I'm Jenna. I go to the University of Oregon and am an Anthropology major. I have spent my entire life in Oregon, so I'm ready to start some adventures.

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