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IntroDUCKtion is our summer orientation experience for all incoming students to the University of Oregon. During IntroDUCKtion, you’ll learn what it means to be a Duck and will be able to meet other admitted students to the University of Oregon.

Use the quick links in this section to get connected to the most recently updated events, activities, and resources. Below, you can learn more about how IntroDUCKtion works and check out the full schedule and requirements.

Quick Links

  • Community site - This site is how you’ll complete your reflections on the interest sessions and faculty perspectives, as well as the required Academic Advising Prep Module. Make sure you’ve claimed your Duck ID!
  • UO ID card - Submit a photo of yourself and a photo of a government-issued ID, and we’ll mail you your official UO ID card.
  • Immunization submissions - Log in to your myUOHealth account using your Duck ID and submit your records of immunization. Find more information on the immunization requirements webpage.
  • Housing and COVID-19 - Follow the precautions and steps that University Housing is taking to ensure the safest and cleanest on-campus living experience.
  • View the August 9 Quick Quack for more info and links to this week’s sessions.

How it Works

Our virtual IntroDUCKtion program isn’t crammed into a single day—we took everything you need to learn as a Duck, and split it into separate chunks that you can experience throughout the summer. No need to sit in front of your computer for hours: we want to help you balance your school commitments alongside the rest of your life.

Requirements

Before the end of the summer, you'll need to complete the following requirements. Learn about each requirement in the schedule below.

  • Weekly Flock Meetings, each one hour
  • Eight Interest Sessions, each one hour
  • Ten Faculty Perspectives, each one hour
  • A short reflection about each Interest Session and Faculty Perspective that you attend
  • Prepare for and attend your academic advising appointment prior to registering for classes

Schedule

The following schedule may be adjusted due to rapidly changing circumstances. All programs are required unless noted otherwise.

  • Opening Session | Wednesday, June 24

    To start off the summer, we hosted an opening session with university leadership, staff members, and our SOSers (the Student Orientation Staff). If you missed it, don't worry — you can view the recording on YouTube.

  • Flock Meetings | July–August

    These are weekly one-hour Zoom meetings with your SOSer and other students in your class. They’ll include activities and discussions related to topics that will prepare you to be a Duck. Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday based on the availability you submitted during registration. Students are required to attend all Flock meetings live; this must either be during their scheduled time or during a make-up Flock later in the week.

    All programming for IntroDUCKtion (except Flock meetings) will have captioning. If you would like captioning for your Flock meetings, please email us at orientation@uoregon.edu.

    Meet the SOSers

  • Faculty Perspectives | Offered July 9–September 10

    Every Thursday UO faculty from a variety of disciplines will teach a mock class. You will learn more about their research and get a taste of the college academic experience. At 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m, 3:00 p.m, and 4:30 p.m every Thursday, there will be a faculty presentation that you can tune into live or watch the recording on our YouTube channel afterward. Each student will be required to attend any 10 of these that they'd like. Learn more about how to receive one free credit for participating in Faculty Perspectives: IntroDUCKtion Colloquium.

    After each presentation you attend, you must write a short reflection on your "IntroDUCKtion and Academic Advising" module on Canvas (log in with your Duck ID).

  • Interest Sessions | Offered July 10–September 4

    Every Friday we will offer virtual interest sessions led by departments from across campus. These sessions will explain each department's role here on campus and provide various resources available to all students and family members. There will be 26 student-specific sessions but you will be required to attend only eight of them. If you are not able to tune in live, then you can watch the recording on our YouTube channel afterward. More information and details about the schedule are on the Interest Sessions page.

    After each session you attend, you must write a short reflection on your "IntroDUCKtion and Academic Advising" module on Canvas (log in with your Duck ID).

  • Academic Advising Prep Module | Available July 15

    Learn more about how advising works at the UO, explore your degree requirements, and get familiar with different tools and resources you will need prior to your advising session. Students must complete this required module in order to receive follow up information from an advisor. Students will begin receiving email correspondence from advisors starting in the first week of August regarding advising and registration.

  • Quick Quacks | Throughout the summer

    Every Sunday you will receive a Quick Quack email that details the events for the upcoming week. After a Quick Quack has been sent out, it will be listed here for future access:

    July 5 Quick Quack | July 12 Quick Quack | July 19 Quick Quack | July 26 Quick Quack | August 2 Quick Quack | August 9 Quick Quack

  • Optional Community Development | Throughout the summer

    We’re offering a plethora of optional programming throughout the summer to connect you with the UO community. Since we can’t meet you in person as soon as we’d like, these sessions will allow you to build relationships with other students, faculty, and staff. For example, our Department of Physical Education and Recreation offers YouTube group fitness classes. Other programming can be found in the events calendar below.

  • Advising Session | Starting in August

    As long as you complete your academic advising prep module AND all the July flock meetings, an academic advisor will contact you via your @uoregon.edu email starting the first week of August. All advising sessions will take place in the month of August based on the availability of academic advisors. Please note that even if you aren't able to sign up for a session in the beginning of August, you can still explore fall term class options on DuckWeb.

  • Course Registration | August 1–September 14

    Once students have completed the advising module and attended an advising session, their academic advisor will enable them to enroll in fall term courses. 

  • In-Person IntroDUCKtion | September

    Once you arrive on campus and move into your residence hall, you’ll experience everything we weren’t able to cover remotely. We are working hard to ensure the health and safety of all participants. As soon as the dates and schedule are confirmed, they will be posted here.

Cost

For more information about the cost of IntroDUCKtion, please visit our Costs page.

Upcoming Events

Aug 10
Flock Meeting 68:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their...
August 10 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their flocks will be discussing the different ways to get involved on campus. SOSers will be leading an activity and going over the various student life groups that students can join in the Fall. 

Aug 11
Flock Meeting 68:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their...
August 11 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their flocks will be discussing the different ways to get involved on campus. SOSers will be leading an activity and going over the various student life groups that students can join in the Fall. 

Aug 12
Flock Meeting 68:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their...
August 12 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their flocks will be discussing the different ways to get involved on campus. SOSers will be leading an activity and going over the various student life groups that students can join in the Fall. 

Aug 13
Faculty Perspective- COVID-19 Track10:30 a.m.

Our communities have been shaken by the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Engage with world-renowned UO researchers to explore the impact of COVID-19 on local and global...
August 13 10:30 a.m.

Our communities have been shaken by the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Engage with world-renowned UO researchers to explore the impact of COVID-19 on local and global communities.

Aug 13
Faculty Perspective- Anti-Racism Tracknoon

If anything is certain in these very uncertain times, it’s that racism exists in our society. How can we acknowledge our past and present of power inequalities? How can we...
August 13 noon

If anything is certain in these very uncertain times, it’s that racism exists in our society. How can we acknowledge our past and present of power inequalities? How can we come together for positive change? Engage with faculty working to understand and address social inequities and discover the many different paths for taking an active role in shaping the communities in which we live.

Aug 13
Faculty Perspective- The Environment & Climate Change Track1:30 p.m.

Making sustainability part of everyday practice is one of the first steps toward protecting our environment and our future. Learn how environmental leaders across the UO faculty...
August 13 1:30 p.m.

Making sustainability part of everyday practice is one of the first steps toward protecting our environment and our future. Learn how environmental leaders across the UO faculty are working to preserve and protect our environment.

Aug 13
Faculty Perspective- Engaged Humanities Track3:00 p.m.

Artistic and cultural expression allows us to understand our world and imagine other worlds. Engage with writers, artists, performers, and scholars working to understand...
August 13 3:00 p.m.

Artistic and cultural expression allows us to understand our world and imagine other worlds. Engage with writers, artists, performers, and scholars working to understand humanistic endeavor and how it impacts the world we live in.

Aug 13
Faculty Perspective- Innovation & Entrepreneurship Track4:30 p.m.

Study start-ups and business models to generate bold answers for some of society's hardest questions.
August 13 4:30 p.m.

Study start-ups and business models to generate bold answers for some of society's hardest questions.

Aug 14
Care and Support of Studentsnoon

When our students experience crisis or trauma, UO staff mobilize to provide support, care, and resources to individuals and members of communities affected. Hear from the Office...
August 14 noon–12:45 p.m.

When our students experience crisis or trauma, UO staff mobilize to provide support, care, and resources to individuals and members of communities affected. Hear from the Office of the Dean of Students and the UO Counseling Center about the ways they, along with so many others on campus, help your students through these events, whether they are acute events or a set of experiences that can increase difficulty for students.

Aug 14
Grow. Lead. Serve. With the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement 1:45 p.m.

The Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement provides high-impact experiential and community-based learning that fosters socially responsible leadership, empowers and...
August 14 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement provides high-impact experiential and community-based learning that fosters socially responsible leadership, empowers and challenges students to make positive impacts in their communities, and develop transferable skills for personal and professional growth. In this IntroDUCKtion session, our staff members will briefly share the 11 programs we offer, how we have pivoted to support students in a virtual way, and engage participants in an activity around discovering leadership styles.  

Aug 14
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Programs 3:15 p.m.

We will give an overview of opportunities to get engaged in the various EMU Programs including Center for Student Involvement, Craft Center, Club sports, KWVA, Moss Street...
August 14 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

We will give an overview of opportunities to get engaged in the various EMU Programs including Center for Student Involvement, Craft Center, Club sports, KWVA, Moss Street Children's Center, Outdoor Program, Student Sustainability Center and ESports. 

Aug 15
Group Fitness 11:00 a.m.

Missed the first gentle yoga class or want to see your fitness progress from the last workout? Join us for a softer, less-strenuous style of yoga. Incorporate breath...
August 15 11:00 a.m.

Missed the first gentle yoga class or want to see your fitness progress from the last workout? Join us for a softer, less-strenuous style of yoga. Incorporate breath awareness and practices to improve breathing. Short guided meditations to reduce anxiety and increase ability to release stress. Postures to strengthen the backside and stretch the front side of the body are emphasized to reduce the effects of everyday living. Emphasis on rest and decompression is greater than emphasis on strength and physical stability.

Aug 17
Flock Meeting 78:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and...
August 17 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their flocks will be talking about our school spirit and different traditions here at the University of Oregon. School spirit is something we love and it is an important part of being a Duck, so get ready to throw your O and dance your tail’s off! 

Aug 18
Flock Meeting 78:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and...
August 18 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their flocks will be talking about our school spirit and different traditions here at the University of Oregon. School spirit is something we love and it is an important part of being a Duck, so get ready to throw your O and dance your tail’s off!

Aug 19
Flock Meeting 78:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and...
August 19 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. Students and their flocks will be talking about our school spirit and different traditions here at the University of Oregon. School spirit is something we love and it is an important part of being a Duck, so get ready to throw your O and dance your tail’s off!

Aug 20
Faculty Perspective- COVID-19 Track10:30 a.m.

Our communities have been shaken by the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Engage with world-renowned UO researchers to explore the impact of COVID-19 on local and global...
August 20 10:30 a.m.

Our communities have been shaken by the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Engage with world-renowned UO researchers to explore the impact of COVID-19 on local and global communities.

Aug 20
Faculty Perspective- Anti-Racism Tracknoon

If anything is certain in these very uncertain times, it’s that racism exists in our society. How can we acknowledge our past and present of power inequalities? How can we...
August 20 noon

If anything is certain in these very uncertain times, it’s that racism exists in our society. How can we acknowledge our past and present of power inequalities? How can we come together for positive change? Engage with faculty working to understand and address social inequities and discover the many different paths for taking an active role in shaping the communities in which we live.

Aug 20
Faculty Perspective- The Environment & Climate Change Track1:30 p.m.

Making sustainability part of everyday practice is one of the first steps toward protecting our environment and our future. Learn how environmental leaders across the UO faculty...
August 20 1:30 p.m.

Making sustainability part of everyday practice is one of the first steps toward protecting our environment and our future. Learn how environmental leaders across the UO faculty are working to preserve and protect our environment.

Aug 20
Faculty Perspective- Engaged Humanities Track3:00 p.m.

Artistic and cultural expression allows us to understand our world and imagine other worlds. Engage with writers, artists, performers, and scholars working to understand...
August 20 3:00 p.m.

Artistic and cultural expression allows us to understand our world and imagine other worlds. Engage with writers, artists, performers, and scholars working to understand humanistic endeavor and how it impacts the world we live in.

Aug 20
Faculty Perspective- Innovation & Entrepreneurship Track4:30 p.m.

Study start-ups and business models to generate bold answers for some of society's hardest questions.
August 20 4:30 p.m.

Study start-ups and business models to generate bold answers for some of society's hardest questions.

Aug 21
UO Common Reading10:30 a.m.

 

UO Common Reading centers campus-wide discussions on important topics each year. This year's theme is listen.learn.act. to encourage participation in important...

August 21 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

 

UO Common Reading centers campus-wide discussions on important topics each year. This year's theme is listen.learn.act. to encourage participation in important conversations, resources, and actions associated with anti- anti-Black racism. We are very excited to have the opportunity to connect with you about this year's plans and ways in which UO Common Reading creates community and learning opportunities among students and faculty across campus.

Aug 21
GEO Study Abroad12:15 p.m.

Global Education Oregon (GEO) offers more than 300 academic programs and internships in over 90 countries that thrill, challenge, and inform. Whether you want to study...
August 21 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Global Education Oregon (GEO) offers more than 300 academic programs and internships in over 90 countries that thrill, challenge, and inform. Whether you want to study sustainability in a modern capital, explore the urban landscape of an ancient city, or enhance your cross-cultural development through a #NoPassportNeeded experience there are many options to choose from.

Aug 21
Fraternity and Sorority Life2:00 p.m.

Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations that focus on the development of leadership, scholarship, brotherhood and sisterhood, service, and community among their...
August 21 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations that focus on the development of leadership, scholarship, brotherhood and sisterhood, service, and community among their members. The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office serves as a resource to our members and organizations to promote a strong community and exceptional experiences. Please join us to learn more about the active Fraternity and Sorority community at UO. 

Aug 24
Flock Meeting 88:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. During this...
August 24 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. During this final flock meeting, SOSers will discuss the positive decisions that students can make at the UO to ensure that they and their classmates have a meaningful and rewarding college experience. 

Aug 25
Flock Meeting 88:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. During this...
August 25 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. During this final flock meeting, SOSers will discuss the positive decisions that students can make at the UO to ensure that they and their classmates have a meaningful and rewarding college experience. 

Aug 26
Flock Meeting 88:00 a.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. During this...
August 26 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Flock meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday throughout the day based on the availability you submit during IntroDUCKtion registration. During this final flock meeting, SOSers will discuss the positive decisions that students can make at the UO to ensure that they and their classmates have a meaningful and rewarding college experience. 

Aug 27
Faculty Perspective- COVID-19 Track10:30 a.m.

Our communities have been shaken by the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Engage with world-renowned UO researchers to explore the impact of COVID-19 on local and global...
August 27 10:30 a.m.

Our communities have been shaken by the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Engage with world-renowned UO researchers to explore the impact of COVID-19 on local and global communities.

Aug 27
Faculty Perspective- Anti-Racism Track1:30 p.m.

If anything is certain in these very uncertain times, it’s that racism exists in our society. How can we acknowledge our past and present of power inequalities? How can we...
August 27 1:30 p.m.

If anything is certain in these very uncertain times, it’s that racism exists in our society. How can we acknowledge our past and present of power inequalities? How can we come together for positive change? Engage with faculty working to understand and address social inequities and discover the many different paths for taking an active role in shaping the communities in which we live.

Aug 27
Faculty Perspective- The Environment & Climate Change Track1:30 p.m.

Making sustainability part of everyday practice is one of the first steps toward protecting our environment and our future. Learn how environmental leaders across the UO faculty...
August 27 1:30 p.m.

Making sustainability part of everyday practice is one of the first steps toward protecting our environment and our future. Learn how environmental leaders across the UO faculty are working to preserve and protect our environment.

Aug 27
Faculty Perspective- Engaged Humanities Track3:00 p.m.

Artistic and cultural expression allows us to understand our world and imagine other worlds. Engage with writers, artists, performers, and scholars working to understand...
August 27 3:00 p.m.

Artistic and cultural expression allows us to understand our world and imagine other worlds. Engage with writers, artists, performers, and scholars working to understand humanistic endeavor and how it impacts the world we live in.

Aug 27
Faculty Perspective- Innovation & Entrepreneurship Track4:30 p.m.

Study start-ups and business models to generate bold answers for some of society's hardest questions.
August 27 4:30 p.m.

Study start-ups and business models to generate bold answers for some of society's hardest questions.

Aug 28
COVID Safety and You! noon

The University is taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. As a member of the Duck community, you also have personal responsibilities in helping prevent the...
August 28 noon–1:00 p.m.

The University is taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. As a member of the Duck community, you also have personal responsibilities in helping prevent the spread of illness. This session will include information and tips on how to help prevent the spread of COVID on campus.

Sep 4
University Housing-Becoming a Duck 2:00 p.m.

Get information on what to expect for the move-in process, including what to bring (and what not to bring). This session will also include a brief overview of getting involved in...
September 4 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Get information on what to expect for the move-in process, including what to bring (and what not to bring). This session will also include a brief overview of getting involved in the halls and any updates regarding COVID-19.