University of Oregon administration will host a town hall meeting Monday to discuss the university's budget challenges and how cuts are unfolding.
The town hall will start at 2 p.m. in the Erb Memorial Union's Gumwood Room, according to a post on the university's website. Provost Jayanth Banavar will lead the discussion along with Jamie Moffitt, UO vice president for finance and administration.
The town hall follows a March announcement by UO President Michael Schill that the university must cut $11.6 million from the education and general budget this year, which could cause certain departments to consider layoffs.
Despite the budget cuts, recent increases in out-of-state and graduate tuition and fees, the university is still projecting a financial shortfall of nearly $13 million for 2019-2020. This is largely due to rising costs for Public Employee Retirement and health care, according to the university, and the lack of state funds allocated to higher education.
Monday's town hall is open to the public.