Before You Arrive

Before you arrive for IntroDUCKtion, make sure you do the following:

  1. Submit your deposit.
    Return your Intent to Register form (or submit it online using DuckWeb) with your $200 advance tuition deposit (ATD) by the date listed on your form. For most students this will be May 1.
  2. Register for IntroDUCKtion.
    Sign up for IntroDUCKtion on DuckWeb. This is your new student orientation, and it is a university requirement. Registration for summer IntroDUCKtion sessions opens on May 1 at 8:00 a.m. PDT. Don't forget to register your parent(s) or family members at the same time!

  3. Claim your Duck ID.
    Follow this link to claim your Duck ID. Your Duck ID allows you to access the placement testing system, your email account, and on-campus wireless internet.
  4. Take your placement tests.
    Take your math and (if needed) second language placement test. You'll need to take these before you arrive on campus for IntroDUCKtion.

  5. Upload a photo for your UO ID card.
    Click here to upload a photo! We'll give you your ID card when you arrive at IntroDUCKtion. Be sure to bring a government-issued ID when you pick up your UO ID card.
  6. Send your transcripts.
    Provide the Office of Admissions with an official final high school transcript that includes your graduation date. Submitting your high school (or college) transcript is REQUIRED before classes start or a hold will be placed on your course registration.

  7. Download the "Be an Oregon Duck" app.Be an Oregon Duck app
    All the information on this website – and more – is available in the brand-new Be a Duck app. Download it to access a full session schedule, an interactive campus map, important campus contacts, and more. Just search "Be a Duck" in the app store on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Explore before you arrive!
  8. Complete the online task Social and Academic Life at The University of Oregon: What is it like to come to the UO?
    All new students are expected to complete this survey about social and academic life at the UO. Read stories from current and former students about their experiences with the transition to college and share your thoughts and feelings about coming to the University of Oregon. Your thoughts will be used to help improve this transition for future students. Please set aside 30 minutes to complete this online task.

    Watch your email for an invitation to complete this online task. You should expect the invitation to arrive at your Oregon email address approximately two weeks prior to your IntroDUCKtion session.

  9. Check your email. Often.
    Your email address is the official way for the UO to communicate with you. Log in online using your Duck ID.

Confirm Your Major

Check DuckWeb to see which academic major we have on record for you. If you would like to change your major please email to and inform Admissions of your desire to change your major. Please include your UOID (95#) and the new major. Changes of major must occur at least two weeks prior to your IntroDUCKtion session to ensure you see the appropriate academic advisor. Here’s a list of all majors offered at the UO.

First-Year Students Live On Campus

Starting in 2017, all first-year students at the UO will live in on-campus housing. Living on campus helps you connect with important services, faculty, staff, and support needed for a successful transition to life at the university. If you want to find out more, head over to the Live-On Housing page anytime. 

What to Bring

  • Your confirmation letter and parking pass. If you haven’t received a confirmation letter and parking pass in the mail within ten business days, please give us a call.
  • Your health insurance card.
  • Copies of your Advanced Placement scores, if available. These will help your academic advisor in case the university hasn’t received your scores yet.
  • Your UO transfer evaluation report if you have college credit from a previous institution.
  • A water bottle because, yes, it gets hot in the summer, and disposable plastic water bottles are the enemy.
  • Comfortable clothes for a variety of weather. It might rain, it might shine.
  • For two-day sessions, don't forget toiletries and personal essentials. We’ll provide blankets, pillows and towels.
  • If you're attending a two-day session, bring workout clothes for games & activities. You'll have an opportunity to enjoy our Student Recreation Center facilities.
    • Are you a runner? Don't forget your running shoes! During IntroDUCKtion you can take a running tour with our Ambassadors. It's a one-of-a-kind Oregon experience.
  • Spending moneyYou’ll be on your own for lunch on the second day of two-day sessions.
  • Your questions. IntroDUCKtion is an opportunity to learn about your university from the people who know it best, a combination of professional staff, professors, and current students. Be ready to ask anything and everything. Be ready for honest answers.

Are you a student on Tuition EquityEmail us to let us know so we can support you during your IntroDUCKtion session. 

No Smoking at the UOFor a healthier community and cleaner environment, the University of Oregon is Smoke- and Tobacco-Free, including e-cigarettes.