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 limit the size of each tour group, 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 maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from UO employees and other tour guests, 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. Generally we expect at least a week notice to schedule a visit, though tours often fill to capacity further in advance.

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

Due to contact tracing protocols, we require that all visitors register on our website before taking a guided tour. Generally, we do not accept visit reservations over the phone. Guests who are not registered for a guided tour are welcomed to 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 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?

While we hope to resume group tours later this year, we are still working through logistics and safety protocols. We will share details here once we're ready to host large groups on campus again. In the meantime, browse pre-recorded virtual tour alternatives at or email to discuss live options.

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.