Prepare: One-Month Out

Registering for courses, completing orientation and preparing for weather are the primary focus areas at this stage. 

All students: COURSES & ORIENTATION   Additional tasks for: GRADUATE EMPLOYEES (GEs)


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Read and Accept Billing Account Terms and Conditions

The university's billing account Terms and Conditions (Revolving Charge Agreement) must be read and accepted by all students. Students must agree to the Terms and Conditions in order to register for classes.

Register for Classes

  • Selecting Coursework: Consult with your program to determine which courses to register for. The advising process varies by program.
  • Registering for Coursework: Students register for classes through DuckWeb, an online tool available to all admitted students at the UO. To log into DuckWeb you will need your UO ID and your Personal Access Code (PAC). Both are available in the "Status Update" section of your application status portal. Registration for Summer and Fall terms opens in mid-May; refer to the academic calendar for specific dates. 
  • Note: While the University's minimum enrollment requirement is 3 credits per term, most international students must maintain a full-time course load of 9 credits per term. Refer to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for details about maintaining legal status while in the U.S. 
  • If you register for courses and later decide not to enroll, it is your responsibility to notify your program and completely withdraw before the start date of your term of admission. Read more here.
Contact Your Department Advisor

Be sure to get in contact with your department advisor, if you have been assigned one.

Complete Online Orientation

The online orientation will be available in early September. There will also be a Welcome Lunch, Resource Fair, introduction to the Graduate Teaching Fellow Federation (GTFF) & GTFF Health Insurance before classes begin in September. 

Peer Mentoring Program (Limited spots available) ISSS offers a peer mentoring program for support to new international graduate students. Limited spots are available. Click here for more information and email with questions.

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Enroll in UO’s Direct Deposit

If you are able to set up a U.S. bank account before your arrival, consider also enrolling in UO's direct deposit system to simplify the processing of your paychecks. Before you begin, have your bank account and routing number, UO ID number, Personal Access Code (PAC), Duck ID username and password handy. Then, follow these instructions. Most U.S. banking institutions have apps to access their services electronically once you become a member.

If you are unable to set up a bank account in advance, revisit these instructions once you secure an account in the U.S.

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