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How Ducks Live

Living on campus adds value to the UO student experience and puts you in the middle of it all: fun, friends, food, and academic resources that will give you the best possible start to your college career. Whether you are a current resident or a prospective student, stay connected and learn about University Housing’s student-centered living-learning experiences and how to get the most out of your time in the residence halls.



Preparing for Move-In

We are so excited to welcome you to the flock this fall! Here is some helpful information for you as you prepare for move-in:

Move-in is Thursday, September 23

We are excited to share with you that move-in day for fall 2021 is Thursday, September 23! You will be assigned a move-in date and time by early September. 

As a reminder, you are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination prior to move-in. Students will be able seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement for medical and non-medical reasons, including religious, philosophical, or other personal reasons. Instructions on how to submit proof of vaccination or request an exemption, and other implementation details will be posted no later than July 26.


Student Message: Fall Move-In Dates

This message was sent to all residents on July 10, 2021.

We are excited to share with you that move-in day for fall 2021 is Thursday, September 23! You will be assigned a move-in date and time by early September.

Early Arrivals (September 19–22)

If you are a part of an Academic Residential Community, Residential Community, or other programs—you may be moving in prior to Thursday, September 23. There may be consideration for extenuating circumstances for early move-in as well. The Change in Arrival Request form will be available on My Housing in early September. Please note there is an additional charge for moving in early.

Move-In Day

You will be assigned a move-in date and time. We will communicate out details regarding check-in location, parking, and other important information in September. You can start thinking about what to bring and what not to bring as you prepare for move-in.


Student Message: End of Spring Term and Move Out

This message was sent to all residents on May 7, 2021. 

Hello Student,

As summer approaches, it is time to start preparing to move out of the residence halls. Please take note of the following dates, deadlines, and instructions.

End of Term Plans Form

Please complete the End of Spring Term 2021 Plans Form on your My Housing account by Friday, May 28. On this form, you will sign up for your preferred check out time.

Submit End of Spring 2021 Plans Moving Out

As stated in the contract, you are required to complete your checkout within 24 hours of your last final or by 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, whichever comes first. We recommend reviewing the move-out checklist which will assist you in having a successful checkout.


Housing Next Steps–Fall 2021

Welcome to the flock!

As an admitted student, an important next step is to register for housing and get ready for roommate browsing and room selection this summer. 

Register for Housing

The sooner you register for housing, the more options and priority you have for room selection. We encourage you to register for housing even if you are still deciding on becoming a Duck. Read our blog post on the housing registration process for more information!


Housing Registration Information

Register for housing for the 2021–22 year today!

All first-year students at the UO live on campus. Admitted students will get an email once they can log in and register for housing—this will be within two weeks of being admitted to the UO. The earlier you register, the more prioirity and options you have when selecting your room. 

Also, you don’t have to be a first-year student to live on campus! If you are a returning student who is currently living in the residence halls, you can reregister for housing now and select your own room before any new students. There are many benefits to living on campus after your first year, learn more about living here next year. 


Common Reading: This is My America

Each year, University of Oregon Undergraduate Studies chooses a Common Reading book designed to involve all of campus in a shared reading experience and broader conversation. This year’s book, which all new students received last term, is This is My America by Kimberly Johnson. The 2020-2021 Common Reading theme is Listen. Learn. Act, and is dedicated to listening to and learning about Blackness and the Black Experience.

We are fortunate in the UO community to know Assistant Vice Provost Kimberly Johnson, who grew up here in Eugene, through her work in UESS overseeing the development of a cohesive and unified advising system campus wide in and as Director for the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (DEI). This is My America is Johnson’s debut work which explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces.

Here’s an overview of what this 2021 Pacific Northwest Book...

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Student Message: Spring Break

This message was sent to all residents on February 24, 2021. 

Hello Student,

As we near the end of winter term and begin preparing for spring term, please take note of the following dates, deadlines, and instructions. Spring break is quickly approaching, and we ask all UO students to remain vigilant and not travel at this time.

End of Term Plans Form

Please complete the End of Winter Term 2021 Plans form on your My Housing account by Sunday, March 14. On this form, you will indicate if you are returning for spring term and any days you will be staying over spring break or if you are checking out and not returning for spring term.


Live Here Next Year

Housing registration for the 2021–22 academic year is open and there are so many reasons to return to University Housing for another year! As a returning Duck, you can continue to live in the heart of where you learn, connect, and eat—especially as we look forward to returning to a traditional residential experience. 

Here’s why returning Ducks choose to live on campus after their first year:


Student Message: Return to Winter Term and COVID-19 Testing

This message was sent to all residence hall students on December 28, 2020.

Dear Student,

We hope you are enjoying the winter break and we are looking forward to having you back on campus. Here is some important information about your return to your residence hall and COVID-19 testing requirements.


Isolation and Quarantine: What to Expect

For the 2021-22 academic year, all residence hall students are required to be meet the UO COVID-19 vaccination requirement which is outlined here: coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.  

Unvaccinated UO students and employees, including those who are partially vaccinated or choose an exemption, are required to take part in weekly COVID-19 testing through UO MAP (Monitoring and Assessment Program). Unvaccinated UO students and employees, including those who are partially vaccinated or choose an exemption, are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of moving into the residence hall.    

Students who are identified as needing a temporary room assignment for isolation or quarantine will have detailed information provided to them first via phone by the UO Care Team, then followed up with information in their My Housing portal.