Freshman IntroDUCKtion

Get Ready for Fall

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. 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 and staff who support student success, and get to know campus. Your success starts at IntroDUCKtion!

For first-year students entering in fall 2022, IntroDUCKtion will happen in three required parts.

In-person IntroDUCKtion Session

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

Virtual Advising and Registration

All students must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for their first term. Your advising and registration will happen virtually. Advising appointments begin in early July and should be completed before August 1. You must be registered for an in-person session to be eligible for advising and registration.

Online Coursework

Through an online course on community.uoregon.edu, all new students will be required to complete a small number of assignments this summer to augment the in-person experience.

In-Person Dates

  • Thursday–Friday, June 23–24 
  • Monday–Tuesday, June 27–28
  • Thursday–Friday, June 30–July 1 
  • Friday–Saturday, July 8–9 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Friday–Saturday, July 15–16 (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Friday–Saturday, July 15–16 (Washington, DC)
  • Thursday–Friday, July 28–29 
  • Sunday–Monday, July 31–August 1
  • Thursday–Friday, August 4–5
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 8–9
  • Thursday–Friday, August 11–12
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 15–16
  • Thursday–Friday, August 18–19
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 22–23
  • Thursday–Friday, August 25–26
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 29–30
  • Wednesday, September 21

Each in-person IntroDUCKtion session will begin with check at 1:00 p.m. on the first day of your session and students will be participating in required programming until 8:00 p.m. the next day. 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’re able to attend in its entirety; late arrivals and early departures from in-person sessions cannot be accommodated.

Off-Site IntroDUCKtion

In addition to the on-campus sessions, we are hosting off-site IntroDUCKtion sessions this summer. This is an opportunity to help reduce the cost for students traveling to Eugene twice before classes start, as well as add convenience to IntroDUCKtion offerings. All students are welcome to attend whichever IntroDUCKtion session best fits your needs and your schedule; the programs are the same. We are offering the off-site IntroDUCKtion sessions in the following cities:

Honolulu, Hawai'i
July 8-9
Hilton Hawai'ian Village
2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii

Chicago, Illinois
July 15-16
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois
Special group rate room reservations can be made for this event.

Washington, DC
July 15-16
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia
Special group rate room reservations can be made for this event.

IntroDUCKtion Registration

Registration for in-person IntroDUCKtion sessions is now open 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’s best for you, and that you can attend in its entirety. Registration also includes housing for the participating student only in one of our residence halls. Parents and families can check local hotel options in the "Before You Arrive" section of this website to book their own lodging.

Register for IntroDUCKtion

Academic Advising and Course Registration for Fall

Academic advising is required before a new student can register for their first term at the UO. In 2022, academic advising is happening via Zoom and Teams, and is occurring separately from the in-person session. The date of your in-person session has no impact on the timing of your advising appointment but in order to be eligible for an advising appointment, you must first register for an in-person session and claim your Duck ID

Beginning in late June, advisors on campus will email students’ @uoregon.edu email addresses with an invitation to schedule their IntroDUCKtion advising appointment. Appointments will primarily be available in the month of July and students should not schedule their appointment on the same day as their in-person session. Learn more about how to get started with your @uoregon.edu email account here.

Students will be eligible to log on to DuckWeb and register for fall classes immediately after their advising appointment.

Online Coursework

All new students will be auto-enrolled in an online course at community.uoregon.edu. Students will be required to complete a small number of assignments within the course as part of their overall IntroDUCKtion requirements. Assignments are meant to ensure you:

  • Have a beginner’s understanding of the UO degree requirements;
  • Learn more about the depth and breadth of the UO’s academic opportunities;
  • Have a strong foundational knowledge of the resources on campus available to support your academic and social success; and
  • Understand your obligation to academic integrity at the UO.