Week of Welcome

UO family gathers on bridge to Autzen Stadium for a football game.

September 22–24, 2022

Week of Welcome is an important time for both you and your student(s). Just as we intentionally ensure that your student is smoothly introduced and incorporated into the University of Oregon, we believe that you should have a relationship with the university, as well. We hope you will join us for the following Parent and Family Programs Week of Welcome events:

Thursday, September 22

Parent and Family Lounge: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., EMU Green. We invite you to visit us during move-in at the Parent and Family Lounge.  Come relax, enjoy refreshments, write a letter to your student, and meet university faculty and staff. This is an informal space and families are welcome to come and go as they please.

Friday, September 23

Parent and Family Lounge: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., EMU Green. We invite you to visit us during move-in at the Parent and Family Lounge.  Come relax, enjoy refreshments, write a letter to your student, and meet university faculty and staff. This is an informal space and families are welcome to come and go as they please.

UO Women's Soccer vs. Washington: 7:00 p.m., Papé Field. Parents of incoming freshmen get a special $4 admission ticket to the UO women's soccer game! Come cheer on the Ducks as they take on the Washington Huskies.

Please note: During this time, incoming students will be partaking in one of the WOW signature traditions, Class Photo at Autzen Stadium.

Saturday, September 24

New Parent and Family Breakfast: 9:00–10:00 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.), Ford Alumni Center Ballroom. Hear from key Student Life staff and get to know other UO parents over breakfast. This is a parent and family only event. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online.

University Convocation: 10:30–11:30 a.m. (doors open at 10:00 a.m.), Matthew Knight Arena. University Convocation celebrates the atmosphere of academic excellence, innovation, and intellectual curiosity in which our students, faculty, and staff thrive. Just as Commencement marks the end of a student’s UO experience, University Convocation starts it. All students and their families are invited to attend, free of charge.


Information about move-in activities can be found on the University Housing website.

The complete Week of Welcome schedule of events and activities can be found on the Orientation website.