Pre-Arrival Checklist

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.


► Submit your Intent to Register Form 

(Required only of Undergraduate Students admitted Fall 2021)

Graduate and exchange students do not submit the Intent to Register Form. Undergraduate students admitted winter, spring or summer term do not submit the Intent to Register Form.

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. Undergraduate students receive a temporary PAC by email upon submission of your admissions application. If you did not receive a temporary PAC or have misplaced your temporary PAC, please email admissions@uoregon.edu.


► Claim your DuckID

(Required of All Students)

Your DuckID is your primary login for everything on campus! You must claim your DuckID to complete all of the remaining tasks on this page. (Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2021 must first submit the Intent to Register Form before claiming the DuckID.)

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). 

Where do I find my PAC? Undergraduate students will receive your PAC after being admitted to the UO. If you did not receive a temporary PAC or have misplaced your temporary PAC, please email admissions@uoregon.edu. Graduate students receive a temporary PAC in your letter of admission. Once you login to Duckweb, you will be prompted to update your temporary PAC with a new password. Please make sure to remember the new password as you will need it to login to Duckweb in the future. If you forgot your PAC, you can get help at Resetting Your PAC on Duckweb.


► Set up your UO Email 

(Required of All Students)

Now that you have claimed your DuckID you must set up your UO email account and check it regularly! Your UO email account is the primary email account used by all UO departments to contact you regarding university requirements, business & financials matters, immigration matters, advising and orientation. Get into the habit of checking your UO email every week and clearing it out so you don't get overwhelmed by all the incoming email. 


Register for Orientation

(Required of Undergraduate Students)

Orientation at the University of Oregon is called "IntroDUCKtion." IntroDUCKtion is a required orientation program for all new students. If you do not register for an IntroDUCKtion orientation session you will miss important updates and reminders on how to attend and complete required sessions. 

How to Register for IntroDUCKtion

  • Log into Duckweb
  • Under the Student Menu click on “Register for FIGs/Orientation"  
  • Then click on "Register for IntroDUCKtion”
  • Select one of the two sessions (Freshman or Transfer)

You will receive an email to your UO email account within 24 hours confirming your completed registration.


Submit Proof of Immunizations/Vaccines

(Required of All Students)

You are required to submit documentation of required immunization (vaccines) and a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire before your arrival to the U.S. You will not be able to register for classes until you meet these requirements. Please complete the following steps before arrival, if possible.

1. Contact your doctor and request documentation that you have received the required vaccines to study in the U.S. If your doctor cannot provide you with documentation, please ask your doctor to complete the UO Certificate of Immunization Status form.

2. Once you have the documentation or UO Certificate of Immunization Status from your doctor, log into myUOHealth with your DuckID and enter the dates of your completed vaccines and upload the documentation from your doctor. For instructions on how to use the myUOHealth portal, click HERE

3. Log into myUOHealth and complete the “Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire” in the "Forms" section. If you are at a higher risk of TB, you will be notified by the UO Health Center with further instructions.

For instructions on how to use the myUOHealth portal, click HERE

If you cannot complete all of the required vaccines in your home country prior to arrival, you will be required to get the vaccines at the UO Health Center 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 any questions, please contact the UO Health Center at immunization@uoregon.edu.


Submit Insurance Compliance Form

(Required of All Students)

New international students are required to have health insurance while studying at the UO. You will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the UO Student Health Benefits Plan. If you already have health insurance which meets or exceeds the university’s requirements, you may qualify for a waiver of the UO Student Health Benefits Plan, but deadlines apply and waiver criteria is strictly enforced. For full details, go to Insurance Requirements.

1. Complete the "Insurance Compliance Form" at myUOHealth as soon as you are notified of admission to the UO. This form is required even if you plan to request a waiver of the UO insurance plan. You cannot register for classes until this form is submitted. 

For instructions on how to use the myUOHealth portal, click HERE

Additional Notes:

• Before purchasing any alternative coverage, review the University Health Insurance Waiver Criteria closely. These requirements are strictly enforced.

• If you are planning to take classes online/remote from your home country, you must submit the Insurance Waiver Request form at myUOHealth to be removed from the UO Student Health Benefits Plan on a term by term basis. If you plan on entering the US at any point during the term, you must stay on the UO Student Health Benefits Plan.

If you have any questions, please contact the UO Health Center at uostudentinsure@uoregon.edu.

International Graduate Employees Only:  

International GEs are automatically enrolled in and billed for the UO Student Health Benefits Plan. However, Graduate Employees are also eligible for the GTFF GE Health Insurance Plan administered by the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) labor union which costs a fraction of the UO Student Health Benefits Plan. You are not automatically enrolled in the GTFF GE Health Insurance Plan. To enroll, click on GTFF GE Health Insurance


Take the AEIS Placement Test

(Required of Undergraduate Students)

Graduate and exchange students do not take the AEIS placement test.

New international undergraduate students are required to take the online Academic English for International Students (AEIS) Placement Test to determine which, if any, AEIS courses you need to take in your first year of study at the UO. The AEIS program helps international students develop advanced expertise in English. Students take regular UO courses while enrolled in AEIS classes which are credit-bearing and count toward UO graduation requirements. The AEIS placement test must be taken before you can register for classes.

Prior to registering for classes, the UO Testing Center will send an email to your UO email account with AEIS testing instructions. There is nothing you need to do until you receive the testing instructions. If you meet one of the conditions to be exempt from the AEIS placement test, you must contact the AEIS advising office at aeisinfo@uoregon.edu

If you have any questions, please contact AEIS at aeisinfo@uoregon.edu.


Download "Navigate Student" App

(Required of Undergraduate Students)

After you claim your DuckID, download "Navigate Student"  which is required for initial academic advising so you can register for classes. 

The Navigate Student app’s most useful features include:

  • Scheduling advising appointments
  • Class schedule
  • To-Dos and Events
  • Registration Holds
  • Study Buddies

Math Placement Test 

(Optional for Undergraduate Students)

All incoming freshmen are encouraged to take the math placement test. Having a test score will ensure that academic advisors have the most accurate information when helping you select a math course. The placements test is free and should take less than an hour to complete. For details, go to https://testing.uoregon.edu/math-placement.