Freshman IntroDUCKtion

You did it. You’re a Duck! Not just for the next few years, but for your whole life. And it starts here. Orientation is the first step in calling the University of Oregon home, and we are honored to welcome you.

IntroDUCKtion is our comprehensive orientation and transition experience for new students and their families and is required for all new undergraduates. It’s your opportunity to really begin to know what it means to be a Duck. We will ensure you meet other new students, learn from current students, hear from faculty members and staff who support student success, and get to know campus.

For first-year students entering in fall 2023, IntroDUCKtion will happen in three required parts.

Attend an In-person IntroDUCKtion Session

Whether you choose an on-campus session or an off-site session is up to you, but attending an in-person session is required for all first-year students. We offer sessions in June, July, and August. Your session date is not tied to advising and fall course registration.

Virtual Advising and Registration

All students must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for their first term. Your advising appointment and registration for fall term classes will take place virtually during the summer months. You must be registered for an in-person IntroDUCKtion session, claim your Duck ID, and establish your UO email to be eligible for advising and course registration.

Starting in June, students will receive an email to their UO email account with their invitation to schedule advising. Email invitations will be sent once a student has registered for IntroDUCKtion, claimed their Duck ID, and set up UO email.

Online Requirements

Through an online course on, all new students will be required to complete a small number of assignments throughout the summer to gear up for fall term.

2023 In-Person Dates for Fall Admits

  • Monday–Tuesday, June 26–27
  • Thursday–Friday, June 29–30
  • Wednesday–Thursday, July 5–6
  • Friday–Saturday, July 7–8
  • Monday–Tuesday, July 10–11
  • Thursday–Friday, July 13–14
  • Monday–Tuesday, July 17–18 (Washington, DC)
  • Friday–Saturday, July 21–22 (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Thursday–Friday, July 27–28
  • Monday–Tuesday, July 31–August 1
  • Thursday–Friday, August 3–4
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 7–8
  • Thursday–Friday, August 10–11
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 14–15
  • Thursday–Friday, August 17–18
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 21–22
  • Friday–Saturday, August 25–26 (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Please choose the in-person session date and location that’s right for you and your family’s summer schedule. You must also choose a session that you are able to attend in its entirety; late arrivals and early departures from in-person sessions cannot be accommodated.

Please do not book travel until you have completed and received confirmation for your IntroDUCKtion registration.

Off-Site IntroDUCKtion

In addition to the on-campus sessions, we are hosting IntroDUCKtion sessions this summer in three off-site locations around the US. Please visit our Off-Site IntroDUCKtion page for more details.

IntroDUCKtion Registration

Registration for in-person IntroDUCKtion sessions will open on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, for all new students who have submitted their Intent to Register and their Advance Tuition Deposit. Students may register themselves and guests using their admitted student portal. Please choose the session that is best for you, and that you can attend in its entirety.

Please do not book travel until you have completed and received confirmation for your IntroDUCKtion registration.

Freshman IntroDUCKtion Program Information

The freshman IntroDUCKtion program is two full days. Some of the items covered during IntroDUCKtion include:

  • 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 on-campus freshman IntroDUCKtion program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on the first day of your program. During the check-in process, students and families will check in for IntroDUCKtion, students will check in to the residence hall, and make a stop to pick up their student ID card.

Following check-in, students and their registered guests will participate in an all-families lunch from noon–12:45 p.m. before the program officially kicks off.

The program will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and all elements of the two-day program are required for students. The second day of the program will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Required On-Campus Housing During IntroDUCKtion

All incoming fall freshman are required to stay on campus in the residence hall the first night of IntroDUCKtion. Students have the option to stay the night before the program begins, which can be selected when completing IntroDUCKtion registration. Check-in for housing for the night before the program will run 6:00–10:00 p.m.

For example, if a student is registered for the June 26–27 session, they are required to stay on campus the evening of June 26 and can choose to stay the night before on June 25 as well, and must be indicated at the point of registration. Please note as you plan travel, we are unable to accommodate students staying on campus the second evening of the program.

Please note that all parents and family members attending as guests during the Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion program are required to find their own off-campus accommodations for the program. This also includes any parents or supporters who are not attending the Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion program, but are in town while their student is attending IntroDUCKtion.

Parents and Families

We will offer a comprehensive, concurrent IntroDUCKtion for parents and family members during each in-person session for freshman IntroDUCKtion sessions. You may register your guests at the time of registration in your student portal and can register up to two guests at the point of registration. If you expect you will have more than two guests, please contact Student Orientation Programs for your options.