Duck Preview: Fall Campus Visit Event

Online registration for Duck Preview will open in the fall.

Explore a world of opportunities at the University of Oregon!

Choosing the university that best fits you—your dreams, goals, and personality—is a key part of the college search. Duck Preview will give you an opportunity to find out if the University of Oregon is right for you. You'll explore campus, take part in academic sessions led by faculty members, and meet current UO students.

At Duck Preview, you'll:

  • Take a campus tour led by current UO students
  • Learn about the UO's top rated academic programs
  • Explore your academic interests with outstanding UO faculty
  • Learn about student services on campus
  • Find out about the many ways to get involved at the university
  • Speak with admissions counselors, financial aid officers, and housing representatives

What is Duck Preview? Who should attend?

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

When is Duck Preview?

The date for Duck Preview 2014 is to be determined.

How do I sign up for Duck Preview?

Online registration will open in the fall.

What's next?

After we receive your registration, we'll send you a letter confirming your registration for Duck Preview. We will also include a map of campus, parking directions and information about local hotels.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Please note: some times may change slightly but program check-in and registration will remain as per the below.

8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m
Enjoy coffee and juice after getting your name tag, program information, and registration materials.

8:45 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
OPENING SESSION, Matthew Knight Arena
Learn how the university community is engaging the minds of its students, and about how you can be successful at the University of Oregon.

9:30 a.m.–10:20 a.m.
You’ll have the option to attend an academic session of your choice, attend an admissions information session, or take a campus tour.

  • CAMPUS TOURS: Enjoy the beauty of the UO campus, including our 295 acres, fifty buildings, and more than three thousand trees. Campus tours are led by current students, so be prepared to ask them about their UO experience.
  • ACADEMIC EXPLORATION SESSIONS: You and your family can learn about academic pursuits the way UO students do: in the classroom. Choose two academic fields to explore. Department faculty members will provide specifics on individual academic programs.
  • ADMISSIONS INFORMATION SESSIONS: Take action! Learn about UO Admissions and the steps to become a Duck.

10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m.
See above description of Exploration Session I.

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
See above description of Exploration Session I.

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
LUNCH, On your own
Explore the selection of food choices available to students at the Erb Memorial Union (EMU). If you're looking for more choices, we'll provide a list of nearby eateries to try while you're here.

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
After lunch, talk with university representatives from various offices and student organizations on campus. Find out about the resources that are available to students at the UO to ensure success as a Duck.

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Take a tour of several room types within University Housing. Tours will depart every 10–15 minutes so drop by anytime from 2:00–4:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Get more information on special academic opportunities such as Pre-Health Sciences, the College Scholars Program, and Freshman Interest Groups and Freshman Seminars. Also learn about other aspects of campus life, including fraternities and sororities, student government, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and University Housing.

Academic Exploration Sessions

From architecture to jazz studies, Duck Preview is your chance to explore academic areas, talk to faculty members, and learn more about the UO's educational opportunities. Faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences and from each of the professional schools or colleges present overviews and fill you in on specific majors and programs. You are encouraged to choose two of the departmental sessions below. If you are unsure about a second, please select undecided.

  • SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND ALLIED ARTS (AAA): architecture; art history; digital arts; fine and applied arts; interior architecture; landscape architecture; planning, public policy and management;
  • CHARLES H. LUNDQUIST COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (BUS): accounting, business administration with concentrations in: entrepreneurship and small business, finance, marketing, sports business, information systems and operations management
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (EDU): communication disorders and sciences, educational studies, family and human services, special education;
  • HUMANITIES (HUM): classics, comparative literature, creative writing, East Asian languages and literatures, English, folklore, Germanic languages and literatures, humanities, Judaic studies, medieval studies, philosophy, religious studies, romance languages, Russian, Russian and East European studies, theater arts;
  • SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION (J&C): advertising, communication studies, electronic media, magazine, news-editorial, public relations;
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC (MUS): dance, jazz studies, music, music education, performance studies;
  • NATURAL SCIENCES (SCI): biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer and information science, computer information technology, environmental science, general science, geological sciences, human physiology, marine biology, mathematics, physics, psychology*;
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES (SOC): anthropology, Asian studies, economics, environmental studies, ethnic studies, geography, history, international studies, Latin American studies, peace studies, political science, pre-law, sociology, women's and gender studies;
  • UNDECIDED (UND): our most popular major for incoming students, this session covers important considerations for choosing a major and why most students wait to make that choice

*At the UO, psychology is taught as a natural science.

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