International Student Orientation

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Are you ready to become a Global Duck?

Join us on the UO Eugene campus on September 19 to begin your orientation week.

Orientation Week Timeline

September 19: International Student Orientation 

September 20: International Student Orientation

September 21: IntroDUCKtion (required for intl freshman and intl transfer students who have not attended a virtual IntroDUCKtion)

September 22, 23: On-Campus Move-in

September 24: FFIS Welcome Picnic for New International Students

September 22-25: Week of Welcome

September 27: Classes Start

October 8, 9: Get Explicit Weekend (required of all UO undergrad students)

Who Must Attend ISO?

• Undergraduate First Year Students (Freshman): Required to attend International Student Orientation and IntroDUCKtion. Sign-up for orientation is required.

• Undergraduate Transfer Students: Required to attend International Student Orientation and a virtual IntroDUCKtion session in June or July. Sign-up for orientation is required.

• Exchange students: Required to attend International Student Orientation only. No orientation sign-up is required. 

• Graduate students: Not required to attend International Student Orientation, but strongly recommended. IntroDUCKtion is only for undergraduate students.

Sign-Up (Register) for Orientation

Only undergraduate students are required to sign-up for orientation in your admissions status portal. Exchange and grad students do NOT sign-up for orientation. Exchange and grad students simply show up on September 19 - see schedule below.

On-Campus Move-In

Please plan to arrive and get settled into your housing before orientation week. If you are living on campus, you will need to contact UO Housing to arrange your move-in date.

The primary move-in days for fall 2022 are Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23. Students required to arrive on campus before their assigned move-in day due to programming, such as participating in an ARC or ISO, will be able to request an early move-in for an additional early arrival rate. You will be assigned a move-in date and time by early September. Please do not book travel before your receive your assigned move-in date and time. We will communicate out details regarding check-in location, parking, and other important information in early September.

Temporary Homestay Program

New international students can request to stay with a local host family (for free) prior to the start of ISO and prior to moving into on or off campus housing. The maximum amount of time you can request to stay with a host family is one week.


International Student Orientation Fall 2022

September 19

9 - 11am          Student Check-In and Resource Tabling | Straub Hall lobby

11-11:30 am    Pick up UO ID card, EMU Ticket Office     

12:00 pm        Lunch on your own (bring lunch money)

1:30 pm          Welcome Ceremony | 150 Straub Hall        

2:30 pm          Campus Tour w/International Peer Mentors 

5:30 pm          Dinner, hosted by ISSS        

September 20

9:00 am         Orientation Session 1 | 150 Straub Hall

10:15 am        Break

10:30 am       Orientation Session 2 | 150 Straub Hall

11:30 am        Graduate Student Welcome Lunch & Resource Fair, Memorial Quad in front of Knight Library

11:30 - 12      Pick up UO ID card, EMU Ticket Office  

12:00 pm        Lunch on your own (bring lunch money)

1:30 pm         Orientation Session 3 | 150 Straub Hall

2:30 - 3pm.    Break

3:00 pm         Orientation Session 4 | 150 Straub Hall

5:00 pm         Dinner, hosted by ISSS

September 21

TBA.              IntroDUCKtion is required for international freshman and international transfer students who did not attend a virtual IntroDUCKtion session.

September 24

2:30 pm        FFIS Welcome Picnic, Alton Baker Park

October 8

International "Get Explicit" 101 Session Times:




October 9

International "Get Explicit" 101 Session Times: