Frequently Asked Questions about Visiting UO

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, all admissions events including campus tours are postponed until further notice.

When will tours resume?

At this time we do not have an estimate on when tours will resume. If you would like to be notified when we resume registration for campus visits, please complete our request for information form. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our Virtual Visits page as well as our UO360 app to explore campus virtually.

Who can attend your campus visits?

Our visit programs are ideal for prospective undergraduate students and their families/guests. We welcome prospective students of any age or stage in the college search process. Prospective graduate students are also welcome to attend a campus visit, though we also recommend connecting with your specific academic department as well.

When should I visit UO?

View our visit calendar and select a day and time that works for you. If possible, we recommend visiting on a weekday when classes are in session for the most comprehensive tour.

How far in advance should I schedule my visit?

When possible, we prefer visitors to schedule at least 2–4 weeks in advance. However, we do our best to accommodate visitors on short notice.

Can I attend a campus visit as a “drop-in” without registering in advance?

We prefer that all visitors register on our website before making the trip to campus. Generally, we do not accept visit reservations over the phone.

How will I know you received my tour or event registration?

Once the registration form is submitted, prospective students and their guests will receive parking instructions and other important arrival details via email within 24 hours.

How can I change or cancel my scheduled visit?

To change or cancel your scheduled visit, please call or text the Ambassador Program at 541-346-1274 or email

What if I want to visit at a time when tours are not available?

Call or text the Ambassador Program at 541-346-1274 or email to see if we might be able to offer a guided tour on a day/time that’s convenient for you. If not, check out the self-guided tour on the “Be a Duck” app for Apple and Android devices.

Can I sit in on a sample class?

If you plan to visit on a weekday when classes are in session, please contact the academic department you are interested in. A full list is available here. Most appreciate at least 3-4 weeks advanced notice. Class visits are subject to instructor approval and seating availability in classrooms. Sample lectures led by UO faculty are also offered at Duck Preview events in the fall.

How can I meet with a coach from UO Athletics?

To find contact information for specific teams or coaches, please visit You may also contact the Athletics Department at 541-346-4481.

Can I take a tour of Autzen Stadium or Matthew Knight Arena?

Tours of athletic facilities are not included on our regular tour route. Please contact the Athletics Department directly at 541-346-4481.

Do you offer overnight stays in the residence halls?

A sample residence hall room is showcased on campus tours, but no overnight guests are allowed during the academic year. The UO has several partner hotels that we recommend. Groups visiting in the summertime may contact Conference Services to discuss on-campus options.

I am a high school teacher or counselor planning a tour for a group of my students. How can I arrange that?

Please fill out our group visit request form

Can I bring pets to campus?

The UO Animal Control policy states that no pets are allowed inside campus buildings. However, service animals are allowed.