Duck Preview

Student Ambassador

Duck Preview

Come see how Ducks soar at the University of Oregon!

You’ve been working your tail off, charting a course of learning for yourself. And now you’re ready to expand that journey even further. Choosing the university that’s right for you is about determining if a school fits—not just you—but your dreams, goals, and personality. Duck Preview will let you learn whether the UO’s community of curious collaborators might just be your flock. Come breathe in the beautiful arboretum-like campus, take part in catalytic learning experiences led by dynamic faculty, and interact with current UO students. 

What is Duck Preview? Who should attend?

Duck Preview is a fall open house designed to give high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students a head start on the college search process.

At Duck Preview, you'll:

  • Take a campus tour led by an experienced UO student ambassador
  • Learn what a liberal arts education embedded in a top-tier research university can do for you
  • Explore your academic interests with outstanding UO faculty
  • Hear about dozens of ways to get involved in campus life beyond the classroom
  • Discover numerous services designed to support student success
  • Speak with admissions counselors, financial aid counselors, and housing representatives

When is Duck Preview?

Please wait to make travel arrangements until you have received your confirmation email after registering for Duck Preview. Once events fill to capacity, we are unable to change your registration to accommodate 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.

Regardless of capacity, Duck Preview registration will close no later than one week prior to each event. Registration for Friday, October 18 is closed. Please text or call 541-346-1274 or email to inquire about a wait list.

What is on the agenda?

Duck Preview will include campus and housing tours, academic exploration sessions, catalytic learning sessions (active learning experiences led by UO faculty), and an information fair. Attendees will also hear from admissions, financial aid, and other departments. Representatives from each school/college will help attendees explore majors and minors.

Please arrive on campus by 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay until 4:00 p.m. A full schedule with exact session times and parking instructions will be emailed to registered guests one week prior to the event. Guests can purchase lunch in any of our dining venues or retail eateries on campus.