International Student Orientation (ISO)

International student orientation in September 2020

Are you ready to become a Duck?

This year, due to the impact of COVID-19, we have modified the originally scheduled in-person international student orientation. We have teamed up with several of our on-campus partners to offer a virtual International Student Orientation (ISO) on September 22 with Required Orientation Sessions from September 21 - 24. Please review all of the information below, watch all of the recordings, and participate in the required orientation sessions at the bottom of this page. 

You're Invited!

ISSS Welcome Session
Tuesday, September 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PDT)

Watch the Recording


UO Libraries Live Information Session
Tuesday, September 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (PDT)

Learn how to access library resources and get help from library staff, no matter where in the world you are!

Watch the Recording


Required: Watch the following Orientation Videos by September 22

For videos that are not yet available, please check back on this website so you can watch them BEFORE the ISSS Welcome Session.

F-1 Visa Regulations 

Rebecca Megerssa, Assistant Director & SEVIS Manager for International Student and Scholar Services 
Ethan Mapes, Manager, Scholar Services and Scholar Advisor, International Student and Scholar Services

Get involved! Welcome and Invitation to Join Student Groups

Chiara Cheng, ASUO Executive Secretary of International Student Advocacy, Associated Students University of Oregon, and University of Oregon's Student Government


Higher Education in the U.S.

Daniel Hagen, Pathway Oregon Adviser for the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center


Student Conduct and Classroom Expectations

Ali Selman, Student Conduct Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Students



International Student Counseling Services:
Wellness and Mental Health

Jingqing Liu, Senior Staff Psychologist for the University Counseling Center



Mills International Center:
A Campus Space for You

Sara Clark, Intercultural Education Coordinator for the Mills International Center-EMU



Staying Safe While Having Fun

Matthew Carmichael, Chief of Police, University of Oregon Police Department

International Student Peer Mentoring Program:
Connect with international student peers for mentoring and more!

Yen-Tzu (Emily) Chang, Student Coordinator for the International Peer Mentoring Program


Required Orientation Sessions: September 21 - 27

All new students are required to take part in the UO's Get Explicit sessions.

Required Prevention Course: This course is online and can be done at any time. For instructions, click HERE.

Get Explicit: A mandatory program for all incoming students that addresses what it means to be a Duck by preventing sexual violence. The peer-led training includes interactive discussions about healthy sexuality, boundaries, communication, consent, social norms, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. Get Explicit will be offered to students on campus on October 10 and 11 or select one time from the list below to reserve your Zoom spot for the virtual program:

Thursday, September 24, 9:00–10:30 a.m. PDT
Thursday, September 24, 1:00–2:30 p.m. PDT
Friday, September 25, 9:00–10:30 a.m. PDT
Friday, September 25, 1:00–2:30 p.m. PDT
Saturday, September 26, 9:00–10:30 a.m. PDT
Saturday, September 26, 1:00–2:30 p.m. PDT
Sunday, September 27, 9:00–10:30 a.m. PDT
Sunday, September 27, 1:00–2:30 p.m. PDT

There is a handbook that is used during the Get Explicit program. If you did not receive one at move-in, please log in using your Duck ID to access the Get Explicit Handbook.