Get Ready for Fall

You have completed virtual summer IntroDUCKtion; now get ready to move into your residence hall and experience additional IntroDUCKtion programming.

Not living on campus this fall? Learn more about the final IntroDUCKtion steps for off-campus students that you can complete virtually.

While our virtual IntroDUCKtion program has finished, there are still some required phases that need to be completed. These phases are designed to help you get comfortable with our fall move-in and give you the tools you need to be successful here at the University of Oregon.

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IntroDUCKtion for On-Campus Students

Phase 1: Nesting    

Prior to Move-in, you will have the opportunity to sign up for your testing and move-in time in your My Housing portal. Testing will take place at Matthew Knight Arena from 8:00 a.m.–noon PDT, beginning September 19. When traveling to Eugene, please remember to wear your mask in compliance with state guidelines. We ask that you please arrive early to Eugene and show up at your testing location at your assigned time. We are using the self-collected nasal swab test, which is non-invasive and not considered painful.

Once you have taken your test, you are expected to quarantine for 24 hours while you wait for your test results. Please quarantine with the guests and family members that have travelled with you to Eugene and avoid exposing yourself to others in our community. 

During quarantine, we are going to provide you with an extensive list of virtual activities. Some of these might look familiar, while others will be brand new. All of them will give you and your family an opportunity to learn more about the UO and upcoming events. 

Once the UO receives your results, you will be sent a text message with a link to log in to your MyUOHealth portal to see your results. 

Phase 2: First Flight

Before classes start you will participate in mandatory IntroDUCKtion activities lead by an SOSer or staff from the Office of the Dean of Students. Programs will give you time to learn more about what it means to be a Duck, experience what classes will be like, and get to know all the places and spaces open to you this fall.

Get Explicit 101

What if I missed my session?

If you missed your required Get Explicit session, you will receive an email from Prevention Services sent to your UO email address with instructions about how to satisfy your requirement.

Your Story, Our Story

All regular and make-up Your Story, Our Story sessions have passed. If you are looking for identity-based resources on-campus, we recommend checking out these departments:

Phase 3: Exploring the Pond

Now that you’re coming to campus, we are asking you to create a bubble. Until now, your bubble has been the people you live with at home. This new bubble should include nine other Ducks (ten including you). You will pick your own bubble based on the residence hall that you will be living in this fall. This group will be your bubble for the start of term— new friends to get to know campus, explore Eugene, and have fun with outside of class. As the term goes on, we’ll help you find ways to safely expand your bubble. But for now, limiting your social interactions to your bubble plus your roommate will help keep our campus community safer.

  • Indoor and Virtual Activities: Looking for something to do? Check out the UO Events Calendar for ideas to get involved during your first term. You can search by date, event type, department, and audience!

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