The University of Oregon is pleased to welcome new international students for the 2013-14 academic year. This year the university expects to host approximately 2,500 international students from more than 87+ countries. You, along with all of the other international students studying at the University of Oregon, are now a part of the UO’s international community. Your presence here enriches the campus environment and adds to the diversity of the institution.

International Student Orientation (ISO) is mandatory for new international students. You must attend all orientation days in person. We cover many important topics at ISO and you will have a chance to get acquainted with the campus, learn about the student services available to you, take the AEIS (Academic English for International Students) and math placement tests, meet with an Academic Adviser, register for classes, and much more. You'll also make lots of new friends!

Summer 2014 ISO June 19 & 20, 2014

ISO begins Thursday, June 19, 2014. You must attend all days of ISO in person.

Register for ISO by June 9th (REQUIRED)

Undergraduate students login into your Duckweb student account.  If you have any trouble getting registered, please contact For detailed instructions on how to register click here.

Graduate and Post-Bacc students - You do not need to sign up. We are expecting you at ISO. Please come at the above date and time.

Plan Your Arrival Date

See ISO dates below. Plan your arrival to be in Eugene before the start of ISO. Your program start date on your I-20 or DS-2019 also corresponds with the beginning of ISO, so please plan ahead. If you miss the first day of ISO, it can be challenging to catch up. When you are making your plans remember that adjusting to the time change can be difficult! You must attend all days of orientation in person.

Summer 2014 ISO:  June 19 - 20, 2014

Fall 2014 ISO: September 17 - 23, 2014

Sign Up for a Welcome Host Family

If you need a place to stay for a few days before ISO begins, sign up for the Welcome Host Family program sponsored by the Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS).

Orientation Schedule

The Summer ISO schedule is being finalized.  It will be posted here when it is ready .  Please note all events are required. You must attend all events for the entire time period of the event.

Pre-Arrival Handbook

Want to learn more and get started on your planning now? We think that is a great idea and have created a Pre-Arrival Handbook to guide you on this journey and answer your questions on many specific topics.

Welcome Table

In order to help you get started at the UO we have a Virtual Welcome Table. Find answers to your common questions by visiting our virtual welcome table.

Watch Videos

Check out fun videos on You Tube about your First Day as a Duck or for an ISO Overview

UO Campus Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2013 ISO Workshops

Here is where you can find the workshop materials from Fall ISO.  We have a few presentations that are already available so please take a look at them if would like a pre-arrival look at ISO.

Fall 2013 Photos

Please see the following links for some of the photos we have taken during ISO. Photos will be uploaded daily.

Welcome Picnic photos

Still want to know more about ISO? We know that moving to a new country can be a little scary at first, but luckily the ISO is designed to help you get adjusted and settled in. The ISO is a fun and exciting event- but don't just take our word for it, check out the following videos.

Current Students ONLY

Sign up to be a Welcome Table Volunteer

Sign up to be an ISO Leader

Contact Us

Phone: 541-346-3206
Fax: 541-346-1232
Address: Room 333 Oregon Hall
5209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5029



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