Duck Days

Duck Days

Duck Days is the University of Oregon's spring campus visit program for admitted students and their families. Whether you are a recently admitted senior finalizing your college selection or a transfer student, don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Explore a world-class university with an international reputation for academic excellence—the only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities in the state of Oregon.
  • Find out about our First-Year Programs and why the number of freshmen who continue here at the UO is 20 percent above the national average.
  • Discover the UO's superior student services and campus involvement opportunities.

Guests can purchase lunch in any of our dining venues or retail eateries on campus.

When are Duck Days?

Duck Days events will be held on:

  • Friday, March 8
  • Friday, March 15
  • Friday, March 22
  • Friday, April 5
  • Friday, April 19
  • Friday, April 26

Registration will open in January 2019. After we receive your online registration, we'll send you a letter confirming your attendance at Duck Days. We will include a map of campus and parking directions. You can find travel tips and places to stay here.

Please wait to make travel arrangements until you have received your confirmation email after registering for Duck Days. These events often fill to capacity and once that occurs, we are unable to change your registration to accomodate previously made travel plans. For instance, we cannot add you to a full event even if you’ve made flight reservations before attempting to register.

Tentative Schedule of Activities

Program Check-in
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Check in for the program and pick up your Duck Days agenda and nametag.

Student Services & Activities Fair
Noon–1:00 p.m.

Drop by to learn about offices, departments, and services on campus. Programs participating in the fair will be listed in your Duck Days schedule.

Welcome Remarks
1:00–1:20 p.m.

University administrators welcome you to Duck Days and the University of Oregon. Hear about the exciting program for the day and what sets UO apart.

Specifically for Seniors
1:20–2:00 p.m.

Panel discussion on First-Year Programs, Academic Advising, Student Orientation Programs, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Residence Life for fall 2019 applicants.


Tips for Transfers
1:20–2:00 p.m.

Information on the application process, advising, transfer credit, and making a successful transition to the UO.

Academic Interest Session
2:15–3:00 p.m.

Meet faculty and explore the classroom environment at the UO. Sessions to choose from include: Business, Design, Education, Humanities, Journalism and Communication, Music and Dance, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. For specific fields of study, please review the list on your Duck Days schedule.

Walking Tour of Campus
3:00–4:15 p.m.

Experience the UO’s beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities with current student ambassadors. Tours leave from the academic interest sessions and will end at the closing reception.

4:15–5:00 p.m.

Take this opportunity to accept your admission and commit to the UO! This is also a great time for any remaining questions and enjoy refreshments. Housing tours will leave from the reception every 5-10 minutes.