The staff in International Student & Scholar Services are eagerly awaiting your arrival. To help you with a smooth and stress-free transition to the University of Oregon, take care of the following tasks before you arrive.
1. Claim your DuckID
Your DuckID is your primary account for technology access on campus. You will use your DuckID login to set up your UO email, to pre-register for international student orientation, to apply for on-campus housing, to submit required documents through the UO Health Center portal, and to complete the Intent to Register form (for fall term only.)
To claim your DuckID, go to How to Claim Your DuckID Account. You will need your UO ID number (starts with 95) and your PAC (Personal Access Code).
Undergraduate students received a temporary PAC by email when you submitted your application for admission. If you did not receive the email or have misplaced your temporary PAC, please email email@example.com. Graduate students received a temporary PAC in the letter of admission.
Once you log in to Duckweb, you will be prompted to update your PAC with a new password. Please make sure to remember the new PAC as you will need it to log in to Duckweb in the future. If you forgot your PAC, you can get help at Resetting Your PAC on Duckweb.
2. Submit your Intent to Register Form
(Fall Term 2020 Admission Only)
---Deadline: May 1, 2020---
This step does NOT apply to undergraduate students admitted for winter, spring or summer terms, graduate students, or post-bac students.
To submit the Intent to Register form, go to International Student Intent to Register. You will use your UO ID and PAC to log in. You received your temporary PAC by email when you submitted your application for admission. If you did not receive the email or have misplaced your temporary PAC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you log in to Duckweb, you will be prompted to update your PAC with a new password. Please make sure to remember the new PAC as you will need it to log in to Duckweb in the future. If you forgot your PAC, you can get help at Resetting Your PAC on Duckweb.
3. Arrange for Housing
On-Campus Student Housing: All first-year students are required to live on campus. If you are not a first-year student, you can still choose to live on campus. To register for student housing, go to University Housing.
Off-Campus Housing: You are responsible for arranging your own housing in advance of arrival. The UO provides a self-serve off-campus housing service online at Off Campus Housing.
4. Plan to Attend International Student Orientation (ISO)
All international students are required to attend International Student Orientation prior to the start of each term. ISO dates and pre-registration information can be found at International Student Orientation. Plan your travel itinerary so you arrive in Eugene before the start of ISO.
If you need temporary housing before you move into student housing or off-campus housing, you can sign up for the short-term homestay program. For more information, go to Friendship Foundation for International Students.
For hotels near the UO campus, go to Eugene Visitor Center.
5. Submit Proof of Immunizations/Vaccines
You are required to submit records of mandatory immunization (vaccines) and a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire before you will be allowed to register for classes. Please complete the following tasks before arrival, if possible.
- Get your mandatory vaccines in your home country before entering the U.S. Click here for required vaccines and proof of immunization required.
- To to the myUOHealth Student Portal and enter the dates of your completed vaccines using your DuckID login.
- Upload your vaccine record from your doctor or ask your doctor to complete the UO Certificate of Immunization Status form and upload to myUOHealth Student Portal.
- Complete the “Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire” in the "Forms" Section of the myUOHealth Student Portal. If you are at a higher risk of TB, you will be notified of further instructions.
If you cannot complete all the required vaccines in your home country prior to arrival, you will be required to get the vaccines during International Student Orientation and will be charged accordingly. You cannot register for classes until this requirement is met. We strongly recommend you complete all vaccines prior to arrival. If you have questions about immunizations, you can email email@example.com.
6. Submit Insurance Compliance Form
1. Complete the "Insurance Compliance Form" in the myUOHealth Portal before you arrive. You cannot register for classes until you complete this step.
2. All international students are automatically enrolled in the UO Student Health Benefits Plan. If you have other insurance, it may qualify for a waiver, but deadlines apply and waiver criteria is strictly enforced. For full details, go to Insurance Requirements
International Graduate Employees Only:
International GEs are automatically enrolled in and billed for the UO Student Health Benefits Plan. However, as a GE you are also eligible for the GE Health Insurance Plan administered by the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) labor union which costs a fraction of the student plan. To enroll in the GE Health Insurance Plan and waive out of the UO Student Health Benefits Plan, you will need to visit the GTFF office (609 E. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR) when you arrive and fill out an enrollment form with Glenn Morris, Benefits Administrator (email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 541-344-0832).
7. Plan for Academic English Testing Requirement
Undergraduate students: All new admitted students for fall 2020 must complete the online Academic English for International Students (AEIS) Placement Test before arrival, unless they meet one of the conditions for AEIS exemption. The UO Testing Center will send you instructions and a voucher to take the online test starting in August. You cannot take the test until you receive information from the UO Testing Center and you cannot take it on campus!
For undergraduate students admitted winter, spring or summer 2020, AEIS testing takes place on campus during international student orientation.
Graduate Students: Placement testing is not required for MOST graduate students. Make sure you understand all your program requirements by communicating with your academic department.
Exchange Students: Placement testing is not required.