UO Student Orientation

Get Ready to Be a Duck!

Student Orientation Programs introduce new Ducks and their families to life at the University of Oregon, demonstrating the UO’s commitment to teaching, learning, and scholarship. Our mission is to enhance the new student experience by providing guidance and assistance to students making academic, personal, and social adjustments to college life.


We invite admitted, incoming fall 2022 students and families to attend an Oregon Migration taking place in various locations. What is Oregon Migration? It’s the kick-off event to celebrate new Ducks preparing to take flight to the UO. You’ll meet other Ducks from your area—new, current, and former—who want to get to know you, share some of their best migration tips, ensure you have a strong network of Ducks, and celebrate your accomplishments! This is also a great opportunity to give back to your hometown’s community through a service project that will take place at the event.


Parents and Families

We know how important your student is to you and that you are deeply invested in your student’s success and well-being. At the UO, we take our responsibility for student achievement very seriously and invite you to partner with us to help your student succeed in college.

We will offer a comprehensive, concurrent IntroDUCKtion program for Parents and Families for each in-person session. We highly encourage each student to bring at least one parent or family member with them so they, too, are ready for this major life transition.

We look forward to welcoming you and your student to the University of Oregon family. If you have any questions, please reach out to us or listen to our podcast, Flock Talk, where we highlight timely higher education topics, and discuss themes directly related to supporting first-year students at the UO.

Looking for a student job where you can make a real impact on the UO experience? Join our team to recruit and orient new Ducks.

Student Jobs