IntroDUCKtion news and events
IntroDUCKtion news and events
IntroDUCKtion Quick Quack
Sunday, August 2, 2020
  • Virtual academic advising sessions will occur for students throughout the entire month of August. In order to meet with your advisor, you must first pass the 10-question Knowledge Check for the Academic Advising Prep Module with a 70% or better.
  • Continue to join your weekly mandatory flock meetings. Our team will update flock attendance in your course every Monday evening for the previous week. Check your email for more updates about how to make up flock content from July.
  • University Housing has extended the deadline for housing cancellations and requests for exemptions to the live-on requirement until September 1, 2020. Room selection will continue to take place in August.
  • We're halfway through our virtual programming! Continue to stay engaged and keep up with important to-do items that will be shared via your email.
  • It’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy. This week, students will have the chance to take a little break and really get to know their fellow flock members. Flock five will be dedicated to another key aspect of student success on campus: building community.
  • Follow these instructions to get started with Zoom for your flock meetings.
  • The IntroDUCKtion and Academic Advising community site is now live. Log on to complete your reflections for both Faculty Perspectives and Interest Sessions, and complete your First-Year Academic Advising Prep Module. You must claim your Duck ID to access the site.
This week’s faculty perspectives mock class sessions will take place on Thursday, August 6. Sign up required; click on the topic title to register. We highly encourage you to join us live to ask questions and interact with faculty. You can also revisit last week's sessions on YouTube.
  • Kristin Yarris, professor of international studies, focuses on transnational migration and global mental health. Join her conversation on global health for our COVID-19 track at 10:30 a.m. PDT.
  • Indigenous, race and ethnic studies professor Laura Pulido will discuss Anti-Racism through the lens of her research on the intersection of geography and critical ethnic studies at noon PDT.
  • Geology professor Carolyn Fish investigates cartography and environmental communication, and will speak on Environment and Climate Change at 1:30 p.m. PDT.
  • Kirby Brown from the English department will discuss Native American literature and its crucial role in understanding history and contemporary experience in Oregon and across the United States in his lecture on Engaged Humanities at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
  • How can strategic communication improve community health? Join Professor Autumn Shafer for her presentation on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at 4:30 p.m. PDT.
This week's Interest Sessions will be held Friday, August 7. All sessions are open to students, parents, and families. Sign up required; click on the topic title to register. Revisit last week's topics on YouTube.
  • University Housing's How Ducks Live session from 10:30–11:30 a.m. PDT will cover what it looks like to live on campus, including student expectations. There will also be a brief overview of the room selection process.
  • In the University Career Center session, learn about career support available to all students as well as three things you can do during your first year to help you launch a successful career when you graduate, 2:00-2:45 p.m. PDT.
  • The Center for Student Involvement will discuss ways to connect with other students through events and student organizations from 3:30-4:15 p.m. PDT.
  • The University Career Center hosts career fairs, practice interviews, networking gatherings, and other events throughout the year.
  • Student employment gives you the opportunity to gain experience through part-time jobs on and off campus. Get tips for finding a student job from the University Career Center.
  • Federal financial aid consists of more than grants and loans. You may also qualify for Federal Work-Study. Read about the work-study program on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
  • Financial Flight Plan is a program dedicated to creating a community of financially literate Ducks. Learn about money management, loans and borrowing, protecting your identity, budgeting, and more as you leverage our financial planning resources. 
  • Join us August 7 at 6:00 p.m. PDT on YouTube Live for Proud To Be A Duck! Students and staff will discuss the UO LGBTQIA+ community and what it means to be a Proud Duck on campus with a special lip-sync performance you don’t want to miss.
  • The UO Student Recreation Center is hosting a Fitness Dance Party August 8 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Dance to popular music with easy-to-follow moves that create choreographed routines. Zoom password is 573281.
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