New Students


Congratulations! You're admitted

Look out for an information packet from CHC in April. In the meantime, you'll find our New Student Events Calendar helpful. You can also use the Registrar's month-by-month guide to stay on track.


First-Year Admissions Checklist



Accept your CHC offer

Before June 1, complete the CHC Response form in your application status portal.


Application Status Portal



Confirm your intent to attend UO

Before June 1, submit your Intent to Register at the university with your $200 advance tuition deposit by the date listed on your form. Also, check your email for IntroDUCKtion information.


Intent to Register



chapman hall exterior in late afternoon sunlight


Get advising help & plan schedules

During summer, students need to claim DuckIDs, set up UO email, and register for IntroDUCKtion to access advising. 

  • If you declared a major when you applied to UO, you will be assigned an advising team that specializes in your major during IntroDUCKtion. 
  • If you haven't declared a major yet, you will meet with a member of the CHC advising team during IntroDUCKtion. When you start your first term, you can meet with the University's Office of Academic Advising.
  • All CHC students will have regular access to the CHC’s First-Year Advising Team when their first term starts.

UO Academic Advising

CHC Advising

Sample First Term Schedules



Take part in IntroDUCKtion

IntroDUCKtion is the summer orientation program for new students and their families to become acquainted with the University of Oregon and the Clark Honors College.

  • During our Summer Drop-in Hours, we invite incoming students and parents to stop by Chapman Hall take a self-guided walk through the CHC’s academic home. Check back soon for Summer Drop-in Hours and information.
  • Additional orientation programs for parents and families are available throughout the summer.


Parent and Family IntroDucktion


Tour our New Residence Hall

The Clark Honors College's Residential Community (RC) has a home in the New Residence Hall (Building B).  

Most first-year CHC students choose to live in the Honors College RC. However, you do not have to live in the CHC RC. Some honors college students choose instead to participate and live in one of the many other RCs offered by the UO. Even if you don't live at New Residence Hall, you still are a member of the CHC RC and can participate in all the honors college events that take place there.

New Residence Hall

Residential Communities



CHC Move-In Day and New Student and Family Reception (September 26, 2024)

Families are invited to join their student for a reception on McCaslin Lawn. 

More information about Unpack the Quack, UO's move-in day, may be found on at the University Housing Move-in Page.


students moving in to residence halls


Attend New Student Welcome
(September 27)

Join us for a gathering in which you get to meet Peer Mentors, deans, faculty and of course, other new students.

Read all about CHC New Student Welcome events on our New Students Event Calendar.

Please complete, sign, and scan the CHC Talent Release Form and send it  to: by September 23.

Talent Release Form



Week of Welcome (Dates TBD)

Information about the week of fun activities to help new students transition to life as a Duck will be available on the UO Orientation website

Clark Honors College kicks off the week with its own activities and events for new students, including crafting, exploring the Eugene community, and more. Information will be shared via email. 

Week of Welcome