International Student Orientation (ISO)

Fall 2021 ISO - September 20 & 21, 2021

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Are you ready to become a Global Duck?

Great! We are excited to meet you in September! International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) staff and current international student leaders will welcome you to the UO and have planned a fun schedule of activities and sessions to introduce you to the campus, to Eugene and to your new home! 

STEP ONE: Go to and log in with your DuckID and find "International Student Orientation" on your canvas dashboard. Complete this online orientation as soon as possible because it has everything you need to know to start your UO journey off right!

STEP TWO: Plan your arrival to attend our in-person International Student Orientation. ISO On-Campus is a 2-day required orientation for new undergraduate and exchange students on September 20 & 21. Graduate students are encouraged to attend as much of the orientation as possible, but we understand you may have competing priorities to attend departmental and Graduate School orientations. 

Please plan to arrive and get settled into your housing before September 20th. If you are living on campus, you will need to contact UO Housing to arrange your move-in date. You can also request to stay with a local host family (for free) during ISO On-Campus orientation and move into UO Housing on your scheduled move-in date. Students living off-campus can also request to stay with a local host family.

Not Planning to Come to U.S. for Fall Term? If you are unable to come to campus in the fall, you can absolutely start your UO classes online/remote and try to come to campus for winter term (January.) In this case, ISSS staff are still here to support you even if you are outside the U.S. Send us an email to and we will help you plan and answer any questions you may have.

International Student Orientation Schedule (updated 9/13/21)


9:00 am     Student Check-In | Redwood Auditorium, Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

                  Bring: UO ID number, immunization documents, passport. Snacks provided.

10:00 am   Welcome Reception | Redwood Auditorium, EMU

11:30 am    Group Photo | front of Johnson Hall

12:00 pm   Lunch | EMU

1:00 pm     Scavenger Campus Tour | Redwood Auditorium, EMU

2:00 pm     Graduate Student Mixer | EMU Green

                   * For graduate students only

3:00 pm     Vaccines by Appointment | University Health Services

                   If you are missing the MMR vaccine, you will receive an appointment time to get your vaccine between 3-5 pm

                   Get your UO ID card | EMU Card Office

5:00 pm      Dinner | EMU

6:30 pm      Movie Night | 156 Straub Hall



10:00 am    F-1 Student Info Session | Redwood Auditorium, EMU

10:00 am   J-1 Exchange Student Info Session | Mills International Center, EMU

11:00 am    How to Survive in College – 101 Workshop | Redwood Auditorium, EMU

11:00 am    Graduate School Welcome | 156 Straub Hall - CANCELED

                   * For graduate students only

11:45 am   Graduate School Welcome BBQ | EMU Green - CANCELED

                   * For graduate students only

12:00 pm   Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm      Knight Library Tour & Presentation | Knight Library

1:00 pm      Vaccines by Appointment | University Health Services

                   If you are missing the MMR vaccine, you will receive an appointment time to get your vaccine between 1-5 pm

1:00 pm     GTFF Insurance Session | Online Join using this link

                  * For graduate students only

2:00 pm      Downtown Tour | Meet at Redwood Auditorium, EMU    

6:00 pm      Social Butterfly Dance Party | Crater Lake Room, EMU

                    Hosted by International Student Association



9:30AM       Scholarship Reception for new ICSP, Endowed, and Global Corners scholarship recipients | Mills International Center, EMU



Week of Welcome 2021 - for all new UO undergrad students! Click HERE for details.