The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) has been offering training in rigorous, professional programs for more than 30 years. We are a national leader in community and regional planning, public policy and administration, and nonprofit management. Our graduates work around the world for national, state, and local governments; for nonprofit organizations; and in the private sector.

The Student Experience

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is located in historic Hendricks Hall in the center of the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. PPPM is a strong and active community, where faculty and students engage with professionals and the community to research, learn, and take on important leadership roles.

Hendricks Hall in summer

student presents work to Gerardo Sandoval


Success Story

Amanda West receives award at PPPM awards ceremony
Amanda West (right) receives the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award.

Amanda West, MPA '09

Amanda West, MPA ’09, is a member of the Social Ventures team at Mercy Corps. She brings her experience in social entrepreneurship to the daily management of the Innovation Investment Alliance, a partnership between the Skoll Foundation and USAID, supported by Mercy Corps. The Alliance has invested almost $50 million in proven, transformative social enterprises.

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2019 Urbanism Next Conference
2019 Urbanism Next ConferenceMay 7
8:00 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesMay 17
1:00 p.m.
Allen Hall
PPPM Awards Ceremony
PPPM Awards CeremonyMay 23
5:00 p.m.
John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesJun 11
9:00 a.m.
Allen Hall
PPPM Pre-Commencement Reception
PPPM Pre-Commencement ReceptionJun 16
1:00 p.m.
Women's Quadrangle
College of Design Commencement Ceremony
College of Design Commencement CeremonyJun 17
4:00 p.m.
Southwest Campus Green
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two StringsJul 31
8:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)