Admitted Students

To facilitate your entrance into graduate school at UO, we've created a to-do list with suggested next steps. Please be sure to connect with your graduate program advisor once you've formally accepted your offer of admission as some programs may have additional requirements. 

First Steps

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Accept Admission Offer

Review your offer letter for instructions on how to accept your offer of admission. Steps vary by program. Contact the program directly if you are unsure of how to accept your offer.

Deferrals: Deferral policies vary by program. Applicants must work with their prospective program to determine whether deferring admission is a possibility. If the program offers deferrals, applicants must still submit a new UO application for the deferred term of admission. Programs who grant deferrals typically waive the departmental portion of the application. 

Submit Outstanding Admissions Documents

Students will not receive their official offer of admission and PAC until they have submitted all required application components.

Start the Visa ProcessAfter you have been formally admitted to your program by the Graduate School, the SEVIS Manager will be in touch with you about the next steps to secure your visa. International Students who will be sponsored by the UO on an F-1 or J-1 visa must first obtain a "Certificate of Eligibility" Form I-20 or DS-2019 in order to schedule a visa appointment. -International Students Only
Claim your DuckID and memorize your UO ID # (95#)

Your Duck ID will be your login credentials for most services at the UO (email, Canvas, wireless, etc.)

To claim your Duck ID, you will need your UO ID # (95#) and your Personal Access Code (PAC).

Your UO ID is your unique personal identifier at the UO. It is 9 digits and starts with 95. You will use this ID when interacting with various campus offices.

Your UO ID and PAC are included in the official offer of admission you receive from the Graduate School.

If you do not know your ID number or PAC, you can contact the Registrar's Office for assistance, and to obtain a temporary PAC.

Find Housing

University Housing offers a number of on-campus or near campus apartments and housing options specifically designed for graduate students or students with families.

Eugene offers a variety of off-campus living arrangements. Attractive off-campus housing in Eugene and Springfield is in high demand. Allow ample time for your housing search.

Complete Additional Requirements—International Students

International students must complete additional requirements. Review the Pre-Arrival Checklist for more information.

Get Started in Eugene

Review International Student and Scholar Services’ Getting Started Information for helpful details such as transportation in Eugene, mobile phones, paying your tuition, opening a bank account and more!

Select and Register for Courses

Selecting Coursework: Consult with your program to determine which courses to register for. The advising process varies by program. Review the Graduate School’s continuous enrollment policy.

Registering for Coursework: Students register for classes through DuckWeb, an online tool available to all admitted students at the UO.

Please Note: If you register for courses and later decide not to enroll, it is your responsibility to completely withdraw before the start date of your term of admission. Read more here.

Veterans Affairs

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Review Veterans Affairs (VA) BenefitsThe Office of Veterans Affairs, a unit within the Office of the Registrar, is located in 244 Oregon Hall and helps eligible student veterans, reservists and dependents obtain educational benefits in compliance with the procedures and regulations of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Students may contact the veterans coordinator for assistance.

Health and Wellness

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Review the Enrollment Health Requirements

The UO Health Center is your source for information on required immunizations, TB questionnaire, and insurance requirements. Review the enrollment requirements now and plan ahead. 

Review Your Health Insurance Options

Insurance Requirements for International Students: The University of Oregon requires that all international students and their eligible dependents have health insurance. All international students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the UO Student Health Benefits Plan.

Graduate Employee (GE) Health Insurance: Sign up for Health Insurance with the GTFF.

Health Insurance Options for Domestic Students: UO Student Insurance, Other Insurance.

Request AccommodationsStudents are encouraged to meet with the Accessible Education Center to request access accommodations and services as needed
Learn About the Recreation Center

Learn about opportunities to stay fit through your membership to the UO Rec Center (membership included in your student fees).

Finances and Employment

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Verify Your Residency Status

The University of Oregon reviews each application for admission to determine residency status. This status determines if the applicant will qualify at an in-state tuition rate or a non-resident tuition rate. You can review your residency status in the official offer of admission you receive from the Graduate School. If you believe you are incorrectly classified, contact Brian Stanley, the UO’S residency classification officer.

Explore Funding Options

In addition to the resources above, many schools and programs offer department-specific award opportunities. Please contact the program directly to learn more.

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.

Pay Your Bill

Tuition and fees are billed to your student account, available online through DuckWeb.

The Business Affairs Office will email you at your UO email address to remind you about due dates for your university account.

Accept Your Graduate Employee (GE) Appointment


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Familiarize Yourself with Transportation Options

Biking: Biking is a great way to get around campus and to-from home.

Driving: Secure a Parking Permit

Public Bus: Lane Transit District (LTD) bus service, is available to all students for FREE, this also includes all EmX buses. You must show your UO ID student ID card to the driver when boarding.


The Graduate School offers a New Graduate Student Orientation.

Many academic programs also hold orientation events – plan to attend those in order to familiarize yourself with your program.

Get Your UO ID card

The UO ID card is the official identification card for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Oregon. You will use it to check out books at the library, gain access to the Student Recreation Center, eat at on-campus dining venues, ride LTD buses for free, and more.

Your UO ID card can also be used as a debit card in the Duck Bucks program. You can use your UO ID card for purchases on campus simply by depositing funds to your Duck Bucks account.

Review the Academic Calendar

Review the UO academic calendar for important dates, such as the start of classes, the last day to add classes, etc.

Check Out Additional ResourcesReview the Graduate School’s One Stop Graduate Student Resources to explore additional campus resources.