We have several social events that are ongoing.

The best way to keep up with events is to join the listserv or like us on Facebook

Donut Hour

Weekly, we organize a donut hour in the Staff Lounge. We set up donuts and coffee Wednesdays at 10am. Volunteer to set up, bring your own mug, and donate to the fund if you can. Our Donut Chair makes sure a weekly announcement goes out. Previous Chairs have offered humorous takes each week; you can check out one archive here:


HMSC Social Activities

HMSC hosts several get-togethers throughout the year: Summer Kick-off, End of Summer, Holiday, and Volunteer Appreciation. HsO Students help organize, bring food, and heartily partake in socializing at all these events. 

OIMB/HMSC Student Exchange

This annual meeting between University of Oregonb - Oregon Institute of Marine Biology graduate students provides time to socialize, compare research, and compete on the field of sport.


When we get the chance, we organize wider-ranging events of all sorts. Most recently we hosting a rafting trip. HsO members also represent the organization at a variety of other HMSC events including Relay for Life and the soup kitchen to raise funds for it. Keep your eye on the email list for details.