Before You Arrive


The in-person program is one and a half days.

  • An introduction to the academic community
  • Navigating campus and finding academic support resources
  • Learning how Ducks thrive and finding non-academic support resources
  • Learning about the university’s values and expectations for being a Duck
  • Exploring the nearby area
  • Hearing from current students and meeting other new Ducks

Program check-in

Check-in for the program will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the first day of your program. The program will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. and all elements of the 1.5-day program are required for students. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Parents and family

We will offer a comprehensive, concurrent IntroDUCKtion for Parents and Family members during each in-person session. You may register your guests at the time of registration in your student portal or you can sign them up on-site during check-in.


While you need to complete all of the requirements on the summer timeline, here are a few items critical to do before your in-person experience:

  • Claim your e-mail address. Your Duck ID is the first part of your e-mail address, which is the official way for the UO to communicate with you. Your Duck ID also allows you to access placements, the Fall 2022 Freshman Community Course, and the on-campus WiFi. Claim your Duck ID now.
  • Upload a photo for your UO 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).
  • Submit your official transcripts. First-year students must send an official transcript from their high school that includes the date their diploma was earned. We urge you to request this transcript as soon possible after your last day of school.
  • Complete the Social and Academic Life survey. 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 UO. 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 e-mail for an invitation to complete this survey.

COVID Protocols

Because students attending an on-campus session are staying in the residence halls, they will need to provide:

  • Proof of receiving prime doses of a COVID-19 vaccine; OR
  • Documentation of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival; OR 
  • A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from no earlier than 90 days and no later than 10 days prior to the event.

All visitors should follow CDC guidelines for travel during the pandemic. Before traveling to campus, complete a self-check for COVID-19 symptoms and review the UO's face coverings policy.


  • Photo ID. If you have submitted your selfie for your UO ID Card, you’ll be able to pick it up.
  • Water bottle. Because, yes, it gets hot sometimes, and disposable plastic water bottles are the enemy.
  • Comfortable clothes. You should be prepared for a variety of weather. It might rain, it might shine.
  • Sun protection. We’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors.
  • 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.
  • Toiletries. The UO will provide bedding and towels; you will need to bring toiletries and other personal items for your stay in University Housing.
  • Spending money. Lunch before the program is on your own.



The Eugene Airport, conveniently located approximately 10 miles from downtown and campus, is serviced by Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United Airlines, and flights connecting from any number of major airlines. For Eugene Airport information, call 541-682-5544 or visit the Eugene Airport website.

Additionally, check out Eugene Airport's ground transportation webpage to get to campus once you've landed. It provides suggestions for taxis, rental cars, and rideshare services like Lyft and Uber. Please refer to this map for designated pick-up and drop-off locations on campus.

Some visitors choose to fly into Portland and drive two hours south to Eugene. Groome Transportation brings visitors from the Portland airport to UO's campus. Portland International Airport's ground transportation webpage is another great resource.

Train, Bus, or Shuttle


  • From the Eugene Airport: Follow Highway 99 until it becomes Seventh Avenue. Get in the right lane and follow Seventh Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Get in the right lane and follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate Street.
  • From Portland and north: From Interstate 5 South, take Exit 194B. Take Exit 2, keep left, and follow the signs to the UO. Proceed in the left lane over the Ferry Street Bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate Street.
  • From Ashland and south: From Interstate 5 North, take Exit 191. Turn right onto Glenwood Boulevard, then turn left onto Franklin Boulevard. Stay in the left lane and follow Franklin Boulevard through three lights. Look for a "UO Next Left" sign as you drive west on Franklin Boulevard. At the fourth light, turn left onto East 13th Avenue.
  • From the Oregon coast: Take Highway 126 East until it becomes West Eleventh Avenue. Follow West Eleventh Avenue to Garfield Street and turn left. Take Garfield to 7th Avenue and turn right. Get in the right lane and follow 7th Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Turn right onto Agate Street.


On-campus parking will be available upon request.

The university utilizes an electronic permit system and we will send details to your email address prior to your session. Please pay close attention to your email a few days before your on-campus session.  

One parking permit is available per family and only to those students and families who are attending IntroDUCKtion.


We invite you to stay with our hotel partners:

For other lodging options, contact Travel Lane County's Eugene, Cascades and Coast at 800-547-5445.