Pre-Arrival Checklist for Portland Based Students

Login to DuckWeb and update your PAC

DuckWeb is the University of Oregon’s online information system. You will need your UO Student ID and PAC to login to Duckweb. You received your PAC by mail when you submitted your application for admission. You will also receive your PAC in your letter of acceptance, unless you (or someone else) has already logged into your DuckWeb account. Once you login to Duckweb you will be prompted to update your PAC. Update your PAC to a password you can remember, as you will use it often. If your letter of acceptance does not include your PAC, or you forgot it, you can reset your PAC.



Inform Program of Your Intent to Enroll

Each UO graduate program requires different procedures for informing the program of your intent to enroll. Please contact your program directly for further information. You may access a list of Portland-based programs at

PORtland-based Programs


Create your Duck ID and UO email account

Your Duck ID is your UO email address. Set up your UO email account. Click on 'Claim Your Duck ID.' You will need your UO ID number and your PAC (see step 1).

Having trouble? Visit the IT website.

Set up your UO Email


Complete the required pre-arrival training module

All students must complete this pre-arrival training course. If you have any technical issues while completing the training please email

Complete the training videos


Arrange for housing

Portland offers an affordable, central mix of off-campus housing options. 

Find housing


Submit Proof of Immunizations/Vaccines

Submit Proof of Immunizations/Vaccines
All incoming UO students are required to: 1) complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire; and 2) either provide proof of vaccination/immunity for a variety of infectious diseases, or initiate an approved waiver process. See Immunization Requirements on the University Health Center website for full details. Submit your dates of vaccination/immunization and upload a copy of your vaccine record through the MY UO Health Student Portal (see link below).
If you have questions about immunizations, you can email



Submit Insurance Compliance Form and Review the UO Student Health Benefits Plan

All international students and their dependents are required to have health insurance. All students are automatically enrolled and billed for the UO Student Health Benefits Plan. You must complete the following before you can register for classes.

  • Complete the Insurance Compliance Form through the MY UO Health Student Portal (see link below).
  • Review the International Student Health Insurance Plan on the University Health Center website. Pay attention to dates of insurance coverage and deadlines. You might arrive in the US before health insurance begins. Consider purchasing a travel policy for this time period.

International Graduate Employees Only: Students with a graduate employee appointment (GE) are eligible to enroll in the GTFF health insurance plan. For more information contact If you sign up for GTFF insurance, you must complete a Waiver Request to be removed from the UO Student Health Benefits Plan. Deadlines and costs apply.
If you have questions about health insurance, you can email



Tuition Due Dates/Payment Options

To help you plan ahead, the Business Affairs website posts Tuition Payment Due Dates for each term. You will not be billed for tuition and fees until after you attend International Student Orientation and register for classes. 

Make payments through Flywire


Plan to Attend International Student Session

Your program will provide a special orientation session with the UO Office of International Affairs to answer your questions about studying in the US. UO Portland also offers an International Student Club so you can meet and interact with other international students in the various program offered in Portland.  


Visa and Arrival

Do not forget to apply for your visa, book your flight for a date prior to the start of your international student session. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Apply for your visa