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.

Remote Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion Schedule

Our full Parent and Family IntroDUCKtion program will be presented remotely. Each week we will present a live “Ask the Experts” on topics we know you want to know more about, including University Health Services, University Housing, academics, student support resources, billing and financial aid, and more.

Date Topic Link Watch the Pre-recorded session

July 8
5:30 p.m. PDT

In-Person IntroDUCKtion and Summer To-Dos
Join the Director of Orientation Programs to learn about what’s happening for your students during IntroDUCKtion and all of the important things to take care of this summer.

Watch the recording

Live webinar only

July 15
5:30 p.m. PDT

Parents and Partners
Parents and family members play a crucial role in the success of college students. We invite you to meet our Director of Parent and Family Programs, and become familiar with resources and programs for families.

Watch the recording

Watch here

July 22
5:30 p.m. PDT

Intro to Academics at the UO
Learn about the UO’s first-year courses, academic advising, and academic resources available to your student.

Watch the recording

Watch here

July 29
5:30 p.m. PDT

Holding on and Letting Go
Learn how leaving home for the UO affects students and family members. Whether this is your first or fourth child leaving for college, this presentation by Student Life will let you know what to expect and how you can support your student.

Watch the recording

Watch here

August 5
5:30 p.m. PDT

University Health Services
The team at University Health Services will answer all your questions about services, enrollment requirements, and how health insurance fits into your student’s wellness picture.

Watch the Recording

Health Services

Student Health Insurance

August 12
5:30 p.m. PDT

Protecting the Flock
Staff members from the Office of the Dean of Students and the UO Police Department will discuss safety at the UO.

Watch the Recording

Watch here

August 19
5:30 p.m. PDT

Next Steps (Move-in/WOW)
Join staff from both University Housing and Orientation Programs to ask questions about move-in and Week of Welcome.

Watch the Recording

Live webinar only

August 26
5:30 p.m. PDT

Money Matters
The Business Affairs Office and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will guide you through estimates of various UO costs, billing, financial aid, scholarships, and resources.

Register for this webinar

Watch here

Not to worry if you can’t participate in all of them; we will post the recordings here and many experts have pre-recorded presentations to watch in advance.

In-person Programs for Parents and Family at IntroDUCKtion

On July 1, we learned we would be able add some on-campus opportunities for parents and families. While it’s not the full in-person experience we would usually offer you, there will be more to learn about than we initially planned. These offerings are only available during the July and August in-person IntroDUCKtion sessions. If you're traveling to Eugene with your student for their IntroDUCKtion session, we encourage you to come to campus on the date they're registered and join us for this modified program. Here are the in-person options for parents and family:

  • Parent and Family Check-in and Morning Pit Stop
    8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
    Global Scholars Hall
    Pick up a parent packet and your Eugene goodie bag. We’ll also have light morning refreshments.
     
  • Student Welcome
    9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
    Global Scholars Hall
    Watch as your students meet other new Ducks in-person for the first time as they join their Flocks and meet their SOSer (Student Orientation Staff).
     
  • Housing Meet and Greet
    9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Global Scholars Hall
    Drop by as you’re able to chat with University Housing staff members and see a mock residence hall room and its furnishings.
     
  • Student Health Insurance Meet and Greet
    9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Global Scholars Hall
    Stop by our table to learn more about the Student Health Benefits Plan and chat with University Health Services staff about insurance options.
     
  • Presentation: Next Steps for Students and Families
    11:00 a.m. – noon
    156 Straub Hall
    The director of Orientation Programs will share more about critical next steps for students and ways that you can support your student this summer.
     
  • Parent and Family Programs Meet and Greet
    Noon – 1:00 p.m.
    Straub Hall Lobby
    Stop by our table to learn more about Parent and Family Programs, the Parent and Family Association, and resources for you. If you have already signed up for the Parent and Family Association, we’ll have your member bag to pick up.
     
  • Self-guided campus tour
    On your own
    Explore campus on your own with our self-guided audio tour.
     
  • Explore the Market District
    The Graduate Eugene
    With the pass in your parent packet, you can park downtown at The Graduate Eugene for free, enjoy a treat at their café, and visit nearby shops at the Market District.

If you’re not traveling to Eugene with your student, please don’t fret; you will have a chance to learn more and attend in-person programs in September after move-in and all through the summer through the remote program. In the meantime, you can download a printable copy of our "Next Steps for Parents and Families" handout (PDF document).

You have more questions?

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

Parents and family are also encouraged to text Cora at 541-346-1142 or email her at corab@uoregon.edu.

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