Parent and Family 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. We also participate in several events with campus partners to ensure that the parent and family experience is an exceptional one. 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.
Week of Welcome and Parents' Day Off
Week of Welcome is a way to gear up for the new school year and welcome all new students. Orientation hosts a number of activities and programs for students before classes begin to become familiar with the university's resources, IntroDUCKtion Duck Store Night, meet new people, and make new friends.
Update: As of 8/17/15 both the Coast Tour Option Three, the Winery Tour, Utah Football Tickets, and the Brewery Tour are fully booked! We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you are able to find another event that meets your needs. If you would like to be wait listed for a specific event, please email email@example.com with PDO Wait List in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include your first and last names, email, phone number, event that you want to be wait listed for, and the number of spots you need. Thank you!
Thursday, September 24
Humpy Lumpy Lawn | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stop in the Parent’s Lounge after you've moved your Duck in to enjoy light refreshments! You will be able to interact with campus staff and administrators, as well as write a letter to your student if you did not get the chance during IntroDUCKtion.
Friday, September 25
Parents’ Day Off Brunch
Matthew Knight Arena | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Our signature brunch after move-in is a great opportunity to get to know other Duck Families and meet with key Student Life staff. Pre-registration to this event is required.
Parents' Day Off Tours
Locations and Times Vary
Join us after brunch for a variety of regional tours! We will be offering a winery tour, coastal tour, brewery tour, and cultural tour. Each of the events allows our Duck Families to get a feel for the Eugene area while enjoying the best of what Oregon has to offer. Pre-registration is required for all Parents' Day Off tours.
Saturday, September 26
Football Game vs. Utah
We will be offering discounted tickets for the Oregon Football game against Utah! Come watch the Ducks play in their Pac-12 season opener.
Parent and Family Weekends
November 6-8, 2015
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.
The annual Winter Family Weekend is a great excuse to visit your student during the long and often rainy Eugene winter.
May 1-3, 2015
Spring Family Weekend is usually paired with the Spring Football game and following a baseball game. Check back for more information.
Watch Parties and Other Events
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!