Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion

Orientation isn’t just for students—parents and family members play a crucial role in the success of college students. We invite you to participate in Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion, a program designed to help you become familiar with resources for families and guide you through your student’s orientation and transition process.

What’s Included

Each in-person IntroDUCKtion session for first-year students includes a concurrent program for parents, families, and other supporters of new Ducks. Topics covered during the Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion program include:

  • Supporting your student from afar
  • Parent and Family Programs
  • Fall move-in and Week of Welcome
  • Understanding the UO degree
  • Academic support services
  • First-Year Programs
  • University Housing
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Business Affairs
  • Getting involved
  • And more!

For a basic outline of the structure of the first-year IntroDUCKtion program, please visit the Making Travel Plans page. The entirety of the on-campus IntroDUCKtion session will begin with check-in at 10:30 a.m. on Day One and finish at 5:00 p.m. on Day Two. Students are required to attend their program in its entirety; parents and family attendance is optional but highly encouraged.

If you are the parent, family member, or spouse of an incoming transfer student, please check the Transfer IntroDUCKtion webpage for more information.

In-Person Dates for Summer 2024

  • Thursday–Friday, July 11–12
  • Monday–Tuesday, July 15–16
  • Thursday–Friday, July 18–19
  • Monday–Tuesday, July 22–23
  • Thursday–Friday, July 25–26
  • Monday–Tuesday, July 29–30
  • Thursday–Friday, August 1–2
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 5–6
  • Thursday–Friday, August 8–9
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 12–13
  • Thursday–Friday, August 15–16
  • Monday–Tuesday, August 19–20

Off-Site IntroDUCKtion

In addition to the on-campus sessions, we are hosting one IntroDUCKtion session this summer in Honolulu, Hawaii. Please visit our Off-Site IntroDUCKtion page for more details.

Registration and Cost

Registration for in-person IntroDUCKtion sessions is now open. Students will complete their orientation registration through their admitted student portal.

When your student registers for their in-person IntroDUCKtion session, their orientation fee includes one parent or family member at no extra cost. Additional guests can be added at the time the student registers, or at program check-in when you arrive. The fee for additional guests is $125.

Find more information on costs and refunds.

Have More Questions?

Send us an email at or text us your general questions at 541-346-1159. These get answered during normal business hours.