Duck Days

Duck Days is the University of Oregon's spring campus visit program for prospective students and their families. Whether you are a junior just beginning your college search, 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.

You're invited to register for Duck Days, the University of Oregon's spring campus visit program for prospective students and their families. Most events take place in the UO's Erb Memorial Union (EMU) located at the heart of campus.

2018 Duck Days

Tentative Schedule of Activities

Program Check-in
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Ballroom Lobby, Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

Head to the EMU (located at 13th and University Avenue) to check in for the program and pick up your Duck Days packet and nametag.

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

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

Robert D. Clark Honors College Interest Session
12:15–12:45 p.m.
EMU Redwood Auditorium

Join faculty and staff from the Clark Honors College to learn how they bring together high-achieving students and award-winning faculty. High school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend this session.

Welcome Remarks
1:00–1:30 p.m.
EMU Ballroom

Cora Bennett, Director of Student Orientation Programs, welcomes you to Duck Days and the University of Oregon. Hear about the exciting program for the day, and learn how to throw your "O".

Specifically for Seniors
1:30–2:15 p.m.
EMU Ballroom

Panel discussion on First-Year Programs, Academic Advising, Student Orientation Programs, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Residence Life for fall 2017 applicants.

Just for Juniors
1:30–2:15 p.m.
(Various locations)

Facts about admissions and the college search process for 2017 (and later) high school graduates.

Tips for Transfers
1:30–2:15 p.m.
(Various locations)

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

Academic Interest Session
2:30–3:30 p.m.
(Various locations)

Students and parents will meet current faculty and explore the classroom environment at the UO. Sessions to choose from are Design, Business, Education, Humanities, Journalism and Communication, Music, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. For specific fields of study, please review the list on your Duck Days schedule.

Walking Tour of Campus
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Experience the UO’s beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities with current student ambassadors. Tours leave from the 3:30 sessions and will drop you at the closing reception.

4:30–5:15 p.m.
(Location varies depending on session)

Take this opportunity to accept your admission and commit to the UO! This is also a great time for any remaining questions.