About IntroDUCKtion

IntroDUCKtion Registration

Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion

Making Travel Plans

Program Schedule

Refunds

Miscellaneous

 

About IntroDUCKtion

What is IntroDUCKtion?

IntroDUCKtion is the UO’s orientation program for all domestic incoming freshman and transfer students. You will become acquainted with the UO campus and have opportunities to discuss university life with current students and faculty members. If you're attending a two-day session, you will stay on campus in the residence halls the night between Day 1 and Day 2 of IntroDUCKtion to further your experience as a UO student. You will learn about academic requirements, course offerings, and academic support services. You will meet with an academic advisor to plan your first-term class schedule and get your questions answered. Following advising, you will register for your first classes at the UO.

Do I have to attend IntroDUCKtion?

All domestic students are expected to attend IntroDUCKtion before registering for their first term of classes at the UO. Incoming international students will attend International Student Orientation (ISO), which takes place in September before Week of Welcome. 

Do I have to attend everything on the schedule?

All parts of the program are mandatory, and we’ll be taking attendance throughout the program. (The only exception to this is our optional information sessions on the second day of two-day sessions or in the afternoon of our one-day sessions.) 

Where do I stay during IntroDUCKtion?

As a student attending a two-day IntroDUCKtion session, you will stay on campus in a residence hall between Day 1 and Day 2 of the orientation program. Parents and families are not allowed to stay in the residence halls, but we do have a number of hotel partner options that are nearby campus that you can learn more about here. If you are a student attending a one-day transfer student session, we do not offer the option to stay in the residence halls, but reccommend taking a look at our hotel partners nearby campus if needed.

What happens if I cannot attend any IntroDUCKtion session? 

All incoming students are required to attend an orientation session prior to registering for their first term of classes. All of our sessions are on campus in Eugene (with the exception of IntroDUCKtion Hawai’i), and we do not offer online orientation. If it is absolutely impossible for you to attend IntroDUCKtion, then you must request an exception.

Do I have to attend orientation in order to register for classes? Even if I am a transfer student?

Yes. You must attend orientation and meet with your advisor during your assigned appointment time in order to register for classes. You may meet with an advisor any time. However, you will only receive your registration PIN and be cleared to register by attending an orientation program.

Do I have to attend IntroDUCKtion if I am taking summer classes?

If you are newly admitted for summer term, please attend our IntroDUCKtion session in May. More information about this session can be found here.

Do I have to attend IntroDUCKtion if I am currently a CEP student?

If you are currently a Community Education Program (CEP) student and you have been recently fully admitted, you must attend an IntroDUCKtion session. If you are a part-time, non-admitted CEP student, you do not need to attend an IntroDUCKtion.

Do international students need to attend IntroDUCKtion?

International students who have a US visa during the summer months, may opt to attend IntroDUCKtion, though all International students are expected to attend International Student Orientation (ISO) in September. For more information, visit the ISO website.

 

IntroDUCKtion Registration

Do I have to sign up for IntroDUCKtion?

Yes. Registration for IntroDUCKtion is mandatory and will be available online beginning at 8:00 a.m. PDT on May 1 to students who have paid their Advance Tuition Deposit and submitted their “Intent to Register” form to the Office of Admissions. Please note, there are a limited number of spaces in each IntroDUCKtion session.

How do I sign up for IntroDUCKtion?

Once you’ve paid your Advance Tuition Deposit, you can log on to DuckWeb with your student ID number and the Personal Access Code (PAC) that the Admissions Office mailed you after you applied for admission. Simply follow the prompts to register for orientation. If you need help, view a step-by-step tutorial.

How much does it cost?

The fee schedule for IntroDUCKtion is:

Two-day program fee:  $280* Applies to: IntroDUCKtion and September IntroDUCKtion This fee includes one parent or family member, up to two nights in housing for the student (summer sessions only), some meals, and all staff and program related costs.
One-day program fee: $195 Applies to: IntroDUCKtion (transfers only) and all Mid-Year IntroDUCKtion sessions This fee includes staffing and program related costs, materials, and some meals.
Off-site program fee: $280 Applies to all off-site IntroDUCKtion sessions This fee includes one parent or family member, staffing and program related costs, materials, and some meals.
Add'l parent/guest: $95 Applies to all two-day IntroDUCKtion and off-site IntroDUCKtion sessions This fee includes staffing and program related costs, some meals related to the Parent and Family Program.

All students who attend a two-day IntroDUCKtion session are required to stay in the on-campus residence halls for a minimum of one night; students may opt for two nights at no additional cost. Parents and family members are not permitted to stay in the residence halls; we encourage you to check out our hotel partners.

For two-day sessions, the fee includes one parent or guest to attend the concurrent Parent & Family IntroDUCKtion session. Additional parents and family members may be added at the time of registration for an extra cost of The IntroDUCKtion parent participation fee of $95 per person. This fee is only added if you select an additional guest during the registration process.

All payments must be made online during registration. Parents and family members are not permitted to stay in the residence halls; we encourage you to check out our hotel partners.

*PathwayOregon award recipients will not be charged a fee for the two-day IntroDUCKtion program. All other fees will apply.

How do I guarantee that I get the session I want?

While there is no guarantee for any session, we recommend that you register early. Registration opens online beginning at 8:00 a.m. PDT on May 1. Several of the early sessions fill fairly quickly and once full, we cannot add students. Please do not make travel arrangements until after you register through DuckWeb and receive your registration confirmation materials via U.S. Mail from our office. Exceptions will not be made for previously made travel plans.

If I need to change my session, how do I do it?

Call our office. You can call 541-346-1159 or 541-346-1167 to speak with someone about switching. Make sure you have your UO ID number handy. As long as there is room in the session, we will switch your reservation. We will not switch you into a session that is full. 

Can I get into a session that is closed?

No. We will not add students to a full session, and we do not have a waitlist for any session. Capacity is determined by how many students we can reasonably serve each session. Our aim is to make sure each student has the best experience and gets as much individualized attention possible.

Will I get any classes if I come to a later session?

You will get classes that you need because the UO has several options and systems in place to make sure that you do. First, we encourage you to register for a FIG through DuckWeb before you come to IntroDUCKtion. FIG registration opens on DuckWeb on May 16 at 4:00 p.m. PDT. A FIG accounts for about half your fall term schedule and all FIGs have very popular, general education satisfying courses. Second, we open new seats in many classes for each IntroDUCKtion session. These seats may appear closed on the class schedule prior to your IntroDUCKtion session, but they will be available to you when you come to IntroDUCKtion and are not available to any other students until after IntroDUCKtion is over. Third, the registration system will close to current UO students from July 6 to August 7. Lastly, once a student has come to IntroDUCKtion, they will have only two days after their session to change their schedule, which means they won’t be able to take the class seats that we will open for your IntroDUCKtion session.

I never received a confirmation letter. What should I do?

Once registration is open on DuckWeb, we print and mail confirmation letters 1 to 2 times a day. If you have not received your confirmation letter, one or two things have occurred: the university does not have your current (or correct) mailing address on file; or you did not complete your IntroDUCKtion reservation. If you know you completed the reservation online, log back onto DuckWeb and follow the prompts for registering for orientation. If your registration is complete, DuckWeb will indicate it with a check mark next to your IntroDUCKtion session date. If you see this check mark and still do not have your confirmation letter, please call us at 541-346-1159.

I cannot access DuckWeb. What should I do?

If you have attempted and failed to log onto DuckWeb three or more times, the system has locked you out. You must call the Office of the Registrar and ask them to reset your Personal Access Code (PAC). The number to call is 541-346-2935. Please note: the Office of the Registrar will only reset the PAC at the request of the student, not parents or family members.

Registration materials will be made available upon request in alternation formats by calling 541-346-1159. Please note, paper registration takes 3-4 weeks to process.

I was not able to register for IntroDUCKtion on DuckWeb. What should I do?

If you have not yet paid your ATD (Advance Tuition Deposit) or requested a deferment if you’ve applied for financial aid, please do so prior to registering for IntroDUCKtion. If you need assistance with your ATD, please contact the Office of Admissions at 541-346-3201.

 

Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion

Can my parents attend IntroDUCKtion with me?

We highly encourage parent and family attendance at IntroDUCKtion. One parent or family member is included in the orientation fee. If you wish to add additional members, you may do so online at time of registration for a fee of $95.

Parents will be attending a concurrent, full day program on Day 1 as well as a half-day program on Day 2. Parents will not be able to attend the student program or academic advising.

Do my parents have to go to IntroDUCKtion?

No, but we highly recommend they attend the Parent Program. Parents are not permitted to attend the student program.

I already registered for IntroDUCKtion. How can I register my parents?

If you forgot something in your initial reservation, you will not be able to go back and change it on DuckWeb. To add an additional guest to the Parent and Family Program, you may send a check or money order in the amount of $95 to our office; please include the student’s UO ID number on all correspondence. We do not take credit card payments by phone, fax, e-mail, or mail. Our mailing address is:

Student Orientation Programs

5263 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403

Can I stay with my student the entire session?

No. Most of the program is separate. The opening session, Day One interest sessions, meals on Day One, and the interest sessions on Day Two are joint programs. All other parts of the program are separate-but-concurrent student and parent sessions.

Are parents and family members able to stay in the residence halls?

Parents and family members are not permitted to stay in the residence halls; we encourage you to check out our hotel partners.

Is there a discount parent program rate that doesn't include meals?

No, we currently do not offer rates for portions of the program.

Our younger child will be with us. Is there a charge?

We strongly discourage bringing children and teenagers to IntroDUCKtion. Space is limited for the parent program and seats are reserved for family members who have paid for the program. 

 

Making Travel Plans

I bought plane tickets before I registered for IntroDUCKtion and the session I want is full. Can you make an exception for me?

No. Do not make flight arrangements until after you receive your confirmation packet via U.S. Mail. We will not switch or add anyone into a full session, even if you’ve already bought plane tickets. There is a limited number of spaces in each session because there are limited numbers of advising appointments we can make for each session. You will need to register for an open session and change your flight arrangements.

Can I attend only Day One? Only Day Two?

No. You must attend both days of a two-day program. If you cannot attend both days of a session, register for a different session that you can attend in its entirety.

What if I need to show up late for my session?

It is essential that you register for a session that you can attend in its entirety. Arriving late will cause you to miss mandatory parts of the program that cannot be made up during the session. If you arrive late you will be rescheduled for an orientation session that you can attend in its entirety.

What if I need to leave early for my session?

Plan to be there the full two days. Advising appointments cannot be changed.

Is there a shuttle from the Eugene Airport to campus? From PDX?

The OmniShuttle has a discounted round-trip rate from the campus area to the Eugene airport. For more information, visit omnishuttle.com or call them at 1-800-741-5097. Eugene also has several taxicab companies who run regular service from the Eugene Airport to the campus area.

From the Portland Airport, City2City and the Hut Shuttle run shuttle service year-round.

I’m flying to Eugene, what time should I plan on leaving Day Two? What if I already bought a plane ticket?

It’s important that you not make travel plans to depart Eugene before 5:00 p.m. on the second day. Advising appointments are major-specific and set based on advisor availability and space. Your advising appointment time will not be changed.

I am coming from out of state; can I stay in the halls a day early or a day later?

We offer University Housing for all two-day programs. You can register for up to two nights: the night before the program begins and the night of Day One. We do not offer housing on the night of Day Two. If you have further questions, please call us at 541-346-1167.

 

Program Schedule

What is the itinerary for the day?

You may view an outline of each session schedule by selecting from the "Our Programs" list on this page. You will recieve a detailed schedule, including your mandatory academic advising appointment once you arrive.

What time is check-in and where?

For freshman sessions, check-in for campus housing begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Living Learning Center Housing Service Center. Check-in for the program itself is at the Student Recreation Center across the street. Our program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

For summer transfer sessions, check-in is at 8:00 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.

  

Refunds

Can I get a refund if I cancel? If I cancel part of my reservation, do I get a refund?

A request for refund for session cancellation will be handled as follows:

  • Cancellation by 5:00 p.m. PDT 30 calendar days prior to registered session: 100%
  • Cancellation by 5:00 p.m. PDT 7 calendar days before registered session: 50%
  • Cancellation less than 7 calendar days prior to registered session: no refund

Refunds for credit card payments are processed within one week of approval of the refund and are made to the credit card used to pay for the fees. Refunds for e-check payments are processed in September after all orientation sessions have concluded. Processing takes approximately four to six weeks and will appear as a credit on the student’s first billing statement.

 

Miscellaneous

I lost my parking permit, can you send another?

No. We have only one permit per student. If you lose or misplace the permit we send, you can purchase a permit for $10.00 during IntroDUCKtion check-in.

Please also note that the permit we provide is only valid in lots highlighted on the reverse side of your confirmation letter. Use of the permit in any other lot may result in your vehicle being cited.

What should I bring?

Please refer to What to Bring on our Before You Arrive page.

I never received anything in the mail about IntroDUCKtion; what do I do? Is it too late?

All admitted students will be mailed a postcard regarding IntroDUCKtion at the beginning of April. Read the entire contents of the IntroDUCKtion web pages and proceed to register for IntroDUCKtion via DuckWeb.

I need to change my major. How do I do it?

You may submit your major change request in writing to the Office of Admissions. You may either mail or fax a letter or you can send your request by e-mail. Include your full name and UO ID number on all correspondence. In order to have your change of major request honored in time for IntroDUCKtion, you must submit it by June 10, 2016. Send your request to uoadmit@uoregon.edu.

Do I have to take the placement tests?

All freshman students are expected to take the Math Placement Test. The test is offered online and must be completed prior to the student's arrival at IntroDUCKtion. 

If you intend to continue studying a language that you studied in high school, you must take a Second Language Placement Test (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese). Spanish, French, and German placement tests are offered online and should be completed prior to arriving for IntroDUCKtion. Japanese and Chinese placement tests will be offered on-site during IntroDUCKtion, but if a student intends to take either the Japanese or Chinese placement tests, they must register for it.  

More information about this can be found on our Placement Testing webpage.

What about classes? Can I find out more before I get to campus?

At IntroDUCKtion, you'll be attending an Academic Information Workshop, which highlights the UO's general education and degree requirements. You'll also have a one-on-one Academic Advising Appointment with an academic advisor here at the UO to help you best determine your fall term schedule. Do begin to think about what you enjoy studying and subjects that may interest you, but know you do not need to know any information about courses before you arrive. If you are still interested in learning more about actual courses available, you may browse the 2016-17 catalog to get a feel for what it will look like for this year.

After IntroDUCKtion how do I change my class schedule?

At IntroDUCKtion you'll register for classes. You'll then have a window of a few days to change your schedule (for Monday–Tuesday sessions you have through Thursday, for Thursday–Friday sessions you have through Monday). If your registration window closes, you must wait until August 7, 2017, when registration changes reopen for all students.

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