Animal House Walk

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Leader: Mark Hougardy
Hike: 3 miles (Easy)

In 1978 a low-budget movie about a misfit fraternity who challenged authority was released. The movie “Animal House” prominently featured locations around the University of Oregon. Much to the chagrin of university officials, the movie brought an unwelcome attention to the UO; to others it is one of the greatest comedy films of all time. Forty years later, this small group of Obsidians visited fifteen sites around campus featured in the movie. We enjoyed a pleasant walk in the light rain. Some areas on campus were similar while other locations, like a refurbished room 110 Fenton Hall where the courtroom scene was filmed, are somewhat unrecognizable. We ended our walk the former site of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity house, the Animal House. The dilapidated structure has since been demolished and replaced with an office building. Only a small plaque remains about its history from the 1800’s and uses in the movie. Thank you to everyone for sharing their stories about the movie’s production.

Members: Mark Hougardy, Barbara Gunther, Keiko Bryan, Jorry Rolfe, Nikki Frank, Jim Northrop. Nonmembers: Marc Gunther.


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