Frequently Asked Questions about Visiting UO

What if I don't feel safe traveling to campus for a tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

We encourage you to check out our Virtual Visits website as well as our UO360 app to explore campus virtually.

What COVID-19 risk reduction strategies will UO use to keep me safe during my visit?

UO will reduce time spent indoors along the tour route and sanitize points of contact regularly.

What COVID-19 risk reduction strategies will I need to follow during my visit?

Before your visit, complete a COVID-19 symptom self-check and follow CDC guidelines for travel during the pandemic. During your visit, please abide by UO's face coverings policy and wash/sanitize your hands frequently.

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. Summertime building access may be limited, so younger prospective students might prefer to delay their visit until later 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. Registration typically opens no more than 2–3 months in advance of the visit date.

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

We prefer that all visitors register on our website before taking a guided tour. Generally, we do not accept visit reservations over the phone. Drop-in attendees without a reservation may be invited to join a guided tour on a space-available basis or take the self-guided tour on the “Be A Duck" app.

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.

How can I change or cancel my scheduled visit?

To change or cancel your scheduled visit, please use the link in your confirmation email.

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

Check back regularly as new tour times may be added! If not, check out the self-guided tour on the “Be a Duck” app for Apple and Android devices.

How can I meet with a coach from UO Athletics?

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

Can I take a tour of Autzen Stadium, Hayward Field, 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?

We are now offering group tours again! If you want to schedule a tour, please visit our Group Visits page and submit our form or email visit@uoregon.edu. If you are interested in a virtual option, you can browse pre-recorded tours at virtual.uoregon.edu.

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.