Freshman Checklist

As you apply for admission to the University of Oregon, use this detailed month-by-month guide to stay on track (note that the dates are based on applying for admission for the fall term). A brief list of application deadlines is also available, but keep in mind that many departments and majors have earlier deadlines.

Housing: Registering for University Housing does not have a universal deadline. Beginning in December, as soon as you are admitted to the UO, you can fill out your housing registration, make your initial housing payment, and sign your housing contract, all online. The earlier you sign up for housing, the more choices you will have when selecting your room. All first-year students at the UO live on campus.

Apply Checklist


  • Register for IntroDUCKtion, our required new student orientation program. Registration will open June 3, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. PDT through the application status portal.
  • Provide the Office of Admissions with an official final high school transcript that includes your graduation date.
  • Students living in Academic Residential Communities and Residential Communities select their rooms.


  • Attend your IntroDUCKtion session, where you will meet other new students; get to know campus; and learn from current students, faculty members, and staff who support student success.
  • All students living on campus select their rooms.


  • Clark Honors College students should plan to attend the pre-fall CHC programs and are eligible to move in early.
  • Residence hall move-in and Week of Welcome occur prior to the start of classes.
  • Enjoy the first day of classes.



  • To apply for the Stamps Scholarship, meet the Early Action admission deadline and submit the Stamps application by November 13.





  • Submit the FAFSA online to the federal processors by March 1.


  • Admitted Clark Honors College students should watch for an information packet that includes additional deadlines.
  • Submit your Intent to Register with your $200 advance tuition deposit (ATD) by the date listed on your form. For most students this will be May 1.
  • Look for your Notice of Financial Aid Eligibility to arrive by mid-April if you applied for financial aid by February 1. You’ll need to accept your award within 45 days. Make sure to review the terms and conditions of any scholarships you receive.


  • For most students, the last chance to submit the Intent to Register is May 1, the national response to colleges deadline.
  • If you haven't already, accept your financial aid award by the deadline listed in your award letter.