Fall is a thrilling time for all of us at the UO as we gear up for another exciting year and welcome our new students. To introduce you to our campus community, we host a number of activities and programs before classes begin, so you can become familiar with the university's array of resources, meet new people, and make new friends.
Student Orientation Programs and the Student Orientation Staff are planning exciting events for Week of Welcome (WOW) 2013. There are interest sessions about aspects of student life as well as social activities to get you settled on campus.
Week of Welcome information is sent to all new students in August and has detailed descriptions of all the new events taking place. Be sure to bring your WOW book to campus with you!
All new students who didn’t attend IntroDUCKtion:
Your final opportunity for orientation, registration, and advising for fall term is during Week of Welcome. You are required to pre-register for orientation, advising, and registration activities. Registration for WOW advising and orientation is now open on DuckWeb. You must check in at your assigned time, attend an academic advising workshop and individual advising appointment before you will be able to register for your classes. Please check the Week of Welcome book for more specific details.
If you will be living on campus and did not attend IntroDUCKtion, you should plan on moving into your residence hall one day early. Fill out the required Early Move-in Form.
Week of Welcome Schedule
|Monday, September 23||Mandatory advising and course registration for undergraduate International Students (pre-registration is required)|
|Residence Hall move-in for Clark Honors College students.|
|Tuesday, September 24||Residence Hall move-in for students who did not attend IntroDUCKtion|
|Wednesday, September 25||
Mandatory orientation and advising for students who did not attend IntroDUCKtion (pre-registration is required). New freshman: check-in at the Student Recreation Center turf field at 8:30 a.m. New transfer students: check-in at the Student Recreation Center turf field at 10:30 a.m.
|Thursday, September 26||Advising continues for new students|
|Course registration begins for students who did not attend IntroDUCKtion|
|Residence Hall move-in for students who did attend IntroDUCKtion|
|Week of Welcome activities|
|Friday, September 27||Week of Welcome activities|
|FIG meetings: check the WOW book for start times|
|Saturday, September 28||Week of Welcome activities|
|Sunday, September 29||University Convocation|
|Monday, September 30||Classes begin|
Just Some of the Activities from Week of Welcome 2012
Teach Me How to Duckie
With a live DJ, black lights, and free food—come ready to dance.
We’re taking over the EMU! Join us for this campus-wide celebration—from rock climbing to karaoke to laser tag, you’ll never be bored. You’ll meet other new students, learn about our more than 250 student clubs and organizations, and have a chance to win free stuff.
Battle of the Bands
Are you ready for an unparalleled musical experience? Join us for the Battle of the Bands!
Not going to the game? No problem! We’ll give you a great game day experience. Tailgate Duck-style with great food, music, and prizes! GO DUCKS!
Convocation serves as the official welcome for students, faculty, and members of the university community. The parade begins at 3:00 p.m.