Congratulations! Your Duck is ready to leave the nest and sign up for IntroDUCKtion, our comprehensive (and, yes, required) orientation for students starting Fall 2019. Registration opens May 1 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on DuckWeb.
Orientation isn’t just for students—parents and guardians play a crucial role in the success of college students. We invite you to attend Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion, which is concurrent with the two-day student program and included in the cost of your student’s registration. This program is designed to help you become familiar with resources for families and guide you through your student’s orientation and transition process.
Registration for the parent and family program occurs when your student signs up for IntroDUCKtion, so we encourage you to discuss your options beforehand. Plan to stay through the end of the full program to avoid missing vital information.
Sample Two-Day Schedule
This sample Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion schedule gives you an idea of what your experience will be like at a freshman session in Eugene. The schedule for transfer sessions and our off-site programs is a truncated version of this schedule.
If you choose to arrive the night before IntroDUCKtion begins, make sure your student checks in for on-campus housing between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at the Housing Service Center located within the Living Learning Center. Please note that parents and family members are not permitted to stay in the residence halls. We encourage you to check out our hotel partners.
Check-in for IntroDUCKtion begins at 8:00 a.m. and the opening session begins at 9:00 a.m. After the opening session, students will join their flock of other incoming students. You will be personally escorted to Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion by a Student Orientation Staff member (SOSer) and attend the following sessions:
- What to Expect at IntroDUCKtion
- Campus Resources for Parents and Families
- Academics at the UO: The Structure of a UO Degree
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Holding On and Letting Go
- Next Steps after IntroDUCKtion
- Keeping Your Student Healthy
Lunch and dinner will be provided on the first day of the session. During lunch, you and your student will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), University Housing, and other campus organizations. Dinner is hosted at Carson, one of our residence hall dining options.
The second day of Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion begins at 9:00 a.m. with the following sessions:
- Protecting the Flock: Campus Safety Efforts
- The Money Matters: Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Billing
- Panel of Current Students
After the sessions, plan to join the info fair, information sessions, and campus tours (with or without your student). While your student is at their advising appointment, we welcome you to join us in the Parent and Family Lounge, hosted by Parent and Family Programs.
Parents and guests can access the UO Guest Wi-Fi network while on campus during IntroDUCKtion. While on campus, you can create an account after selecting the UO Guest network.
While it is unusual for a student to be injured while attending IntroDUCKtion, the University of Oregon reserves the right to call for emergency assistance, including an ambulance, should an injury occur. If transportation by ambulance is necessary, the student will be responsible for meeting any expenses. Please also encourage your student to update their emergency contact information, which they can do via DuckWeb in the Personal Information menu.