The University of Oregon's 280 acre (1.1 km²), park-like campus is home to more than 500 varieties of trees.The university was the site of many major protests against the Vietnam war and continues to this day to be a center of radical activity.Confrontations between students living in the West University neighborhood and the Eugene Police Department's Party Patrol
have escalated into riots a number of times in the past few years.The film Animal House
was filmed on the University campus and the
surrounding area.There is a campus rumour that the "Pioneer Mother," a statue on campus of an elderly settler woman sitting in a chair, will
stand when the first student remaining a virgin graduates.