Student Life



Parent and Family Programs Events 

University of Oregon Parent and Family Programs plans several large events on campus throughout the year to provide opportunities to visit your student and connect to the Duck community. Our annual events include: 


Student Orientation Programs offers a comprehensive IntroDUCKtion Parent Program during each of the two-day IntroDUCKtion sessions. Parents of first-year students are strongly encouraged to attend. The IntroDUCKtion Parent Program is designed to help family members understand the ins and outs of navigating a large, public research university and the ways parents and the university can be partner to ensure student success. Find out more here or by calling Student Orientation Programs at (541) 346-1159.

Parents' Day Off
September 26th, 2014

Parents' Day Off is an event for first-year parents to get to know Eugene and the surrounding area while participating in fun activities.The day after move-in day is a very important day for students to connected with the campus and their new support system.

The schedule for Parents' Day Off 2014 will be made available in July 2014.  In previous years, there has been a no-host social, coast tour, wine tour, brewery walking tour, a free hike, and brunch for our first-year families!

Family Weekends

Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend
October 17-19th, 2014

During Homecoming each fall, Parent and Family Programs hosts the annual Fall Family Weekend.  This is a great opportunity to visit your student while also enjoying the fun activities across campus including a parade, pep rally, parent leadership meetings, tailgate, and the football game at Autzen Stadium.

Fall Family Weekend 2014 falls on the 100th Anniversary of Homecoming as well as on a football rivalry weekend with a game vs. University of Washington.  We strongly recommend that families who are planning on joining us book accomodations as soon as possible as we anticipate many, if not all, locations will sell out.

We also encourage families to make arrangements for football tickets.  Parent and Family Programs will reserve a group of several hundred football tickets, but we anticipate that these will go quickly.  We also, currently, do not know how many will be awarded to us.  Single ticket football tickets will be available on July 17, 2014 through  Prices are still TBD.

Fall Family Weekend Registration will be open in August 2014, with Parent and Family Association (PFA) members having first priority.


Winter Family Weekend
Dates TBD

The annual Winter Family Weekend is a great excuse to visit your student during the long and often rainy Eugene winter. Come cheer up your Duck while enjoying activities like food tours around town, campus resource presentations, and a basketball game in Matthew Knight Arena.

Winter Family Weekend 2015 date will be announced in Fall 2014 after the Men's Basketball schedule has been announced.


Spring Family Weekend
May 2-4th, 2014

Join us for Spring Family Weekend! We will cheer on our Ducks for the annual Spring game and then head over to PK Park to watch our Ducks baseball team take on the Arizona Wildcats. We look forward to seeing you!

Watch Parties

Please refer to our Parent and Family Programs blog for the most up to date listings of regional watch parties.  You may also connect with your local regional representatives in your area to learn about upcoming events!

Other Parent and Family Events

Parent and Family Programs also plans several smaller events throughout the year as resources allow.  Check back here or on our Facebook page to stay up to date on all Parent and Family events.

The Parent and Family Association hosts many regional events like game watching parties.  Get in touch with your local Regional Representative to find out more.