Duck Days

The UO's Spring Campus Visit Program


Registration for Duck Days 2014 is now closed, but you can still register for a campus tour.


You're invited to register for Duck Days, the University of Oregon's spring campus visit program for prospective students and their families. Most events take place in the UO's Erb Memorial Union (EMU) located at the heart of campus.

Duck Days 2014 Dates

  • Friday, March 14
  • Friday, March 21
  • Friday, April 4
  • Friday, April 18
  • Friday, April 25

Whether you are a junior just beginning your college search, a recently admitted senior finalizing your college selection, or a transfer student, don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Explore a world-class university with an international reputation for academic excellence—the only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities in the state of Oregon.
  • Find out about our First-Year Programs and why the number of freshmen who continue here at the UO is 20 percent above the national average.
  • Discover the UO's superior student services and campus involvement opportunities.

Tentative Schedule of Activities

Program Check-in (Main Lobby, EMU) 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Student Services & Activities Fair (Ballroom Lobby, EMU)

Drop by to learn about offices, departments, and services on campus. Programs participating in the fair will be listed in your Duck Days schedule.

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Robert D. Clark Honors College Interest Session (Fir Room, EMU)

Join faculty and staff from the Clark Honors College to learn how they bring together high-achieving students and award-winning faculty. High school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend this session.

12:15–12:45 p.m.
Welcome Remarks (Ballroom, EMU) 1:00–1:30 p.m.
Specifically for Seniors (EMU)

Panel discussion on First-Year Programs, Academic Advising, Student Orientation Programs, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Residence Life for fall 2014 applicants.

1:30–2:15 p.m.
Just for Juniors (EMU)

Facts about admissions and the college search process for 2014 (and later) high school graduates.

1:30–2:15 p.m.
Tips for Transfers (EMU)

Information on the application process, advising, transfer credit, and making a successful transition to the UO.

1:30–2:15 p.m.
Walking Tour of Campus

Experience the UO’s beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities with current student ambassadors. Tours leave from the 1:30 sessions and will drop you at your academic interest session.

2:15–3:15 p.m.
Academic Interest Session (Various classrooms)

Students and parents will meet current faculty and explore the classroom environment at the UO. Sessions to choose from are Architecture and Allied Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Journalism and Communication, Music, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. For specific fields of study, please review the list on your Duck Days schedule.

3:15–4:15 p.m.
Reception (Gumwood Room, EMU)

Didn’t get all your questions answered? Take this opportunity to speak with many of the representatives you met earlier in the day.

4:15–5:00 p.m.

When making a lodging reservation at any of our sponsor hotels, be sure to ask for the UO family discount.