Week of Welcome

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Our 2019 Week of Welcome will be September 2730, 2019. Parents' Day Off will be hosted on Saturday, September 28.

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. The Week of Welcome schedule includes several events exclusively for first year parents and family members.

2019 Week of Welcome Schedule 

Friday, September 27

  •  Parent and Family Lounge: EMU Green, Erb Memorial Union, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • No-Host Parent and Family Social: Falling Sky Pizzeria, Erb Memorial Union, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 28

  • Parents' Day Off Welcome Breakfast: McArthur Court, 9:00 a.m. Our signature breakfast after move-in is a great opportunity to get to know other Duck Families and meet key Student Life staff. All ages welcome. Pre-registration is required. 
  • Convocation: Matthew Knight Arena, 11:00 a.m. All new and current students, faculty, staff, and families are invited to attened Convocation—UO's first tradition of the academic year—a time to highlight campus achievements and welcome new students and faculty as they embark on their academic journey. 
  • Parents' Day Off Tours
    • North Winery Tour: Departs from McArthur Court at 11:00 a.m. Experience our North Winery Tour in the Monroe, OR area. The wineries on this tour include: Bennett Vineyards, Benton Lane, and Pfeiffer. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Pre-registration is required. 
    • Eugene Wine Tour: Departs from McArthur Court at 11:00 a.m. Join our Eugene Wine Tour to experience three amazing tasting rooms in Eugene. The wineries on this tour include: Sweet Cheeks on 5thNoble Estate Urban, and J. Scott Cellars. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Pre-registration to this event is required.
    • Brewery Tour: Departs from McArthur Court at 11:00 a.m. Explore the Whiteaker area in Eugene by participating in our brewery tour. The breweries on this tour include: Falling Sky, Oakshire, and Ninkasi. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Pre-registration to this event is required.
    • Whitewater Rafting Tour: Departs from McArthur Court at 11:00 a.m. Join us on our Whitewater Rafting Tour as we take on the McKenzie River. This event will be hosted through High Country Expeditions. Lunch and transportation will be provided. All ages welcome. Pre-registration to this event is required. 
    • Hike Mount Pisgah Tour: Departs from McArthur Court at 11:00 a.m. Hosted by PE & Rec, come hike Mount Pisgah and experience one of Eugene's most famous trails! Transportation to and from the trailhead is provided. All ages welcome. Pre-registration to this event is required.
    • Craft Center Experience: Classes offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the UO Craft Center in the Erb Memorial Union. Experience the Craft Center by participating in activities like glass fusing, block printing, and clay bead making. Snacks provided. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Pre-registration to this event is required.
    • Campus Museum Tour: Departs from McArthur Court at 11:00 a.m. Experience the culture we have right here on campus! Join us for a tour of  our Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Tour includes lunch at Fresh Marketcafé in our Global Scholars Hall. All ages welcome. Pre-registration to this event is required.

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