Confirm your decision.

Submit your Intent to Register form on DuckWeb with your $200 advance tuition deposit (ATD) by the date listed on your form. For most students, this will be May 1.


Register for IntroDUCKtion.

Sign up for IntroDUCKtion, our required new student orientation, on DuckWeb. For freshmen enrolling in Fall 2017, registration opens on May 1 at 8:00 a.m. Pacfic Time. Don't forget to register your parent(s) or family members at the same time.


Claim your e-mail address.

Your e-mail address, also known as your Duck ID, is the official way for the UO to communicate with you. Your Duck ID also allows you to access placement tests and the on-campus WiFi. Claim your Duck ID now.


Take your placement assessments.

Take the required math placement assessment and the optional second language placement assessment before arriving for IntroDUCKtion. These tests will help your advisor place you into classes that are at the right level.


Update your major.

Have you changed your mind about your major since you applied? When you sign up for IntroDUCKtion, we'll send an e-mail with the major we have on file for you. You'll have a chance to update it, if you'd like. (Your major determines how you will be advised during IntroDUCKtion, so it's important that it's up to date.)

Apply for housing.

Starting this year, all first-year students will live in on-campus housing. Learn more about the live-on requirement.


Upload a photo for your ID card.

Upload a photo, and we'll have your ID card ready at IntroDUCKtion. To pick it up, you'll need to bring a government-issued ID (like a driver's license or passport).


Send your final transcripts.

Provide the Office of Admissions with an official final high school transcript that includes your graduation date. If we don't receive your transcript before classes start, we will place a hold on your course registration.


Download the "Be a Duck" app.

All the information on this website – and more – is available in the 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.


Complete the Social and Academic Life survey.

All new students are expected to complete this survey about social and academic life at the UO. Your thoughts will be used to help improve this transition for future students. We will send the invitation to your e-mail address about two weeks before your IntroDUCKtion session. This task should take no longer than 30 minutes.


Submit your immunization records.

Be sure to obtain and submit a digital copy of your immunization records online. You will need to use your Duck ID and password to log in to the website. Once you are logged in, click on the "Upload" tab, and upload your document.


Read over the FAQ page.

Still have questions about IntroDUCKtion? This page will help tremendously. Don't have any questions? Check the page out anyway - it's full of useful information helpful tips for making your trip to campus the most successful.


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 money. You’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 - professional staff, professors, and current students. Be ready to ask anything and everything. Be ready for honest answers.

Hint: download a copy of the packing list by clicking here and check off items as you pack!

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

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