As an incoming student, what can you expect as you embark on a new journey at the University of Oregon?
First-Year MAcc Orientations
The MAcc program holds two orientations for incoming students. During these orientations, you'll learn about what's expected of you as a MAcc student and meet your new cohort. Orientation is the kick off point for the repeated cycles of reaching, discovering, and achieving that define the Master of Accounting program.
(Half day, optional but encouraged)
During this session, students receive an overview of the program, learn the ins and outs of course scheduling, explore how graduate school is different from undergraduate school, and meet with the college's career services team. Students arrange meetings (either in-person or remotely) with staff during the summer to discuss resume revision as well as interview preparation. (The summer interaction with career services is a required element of the MAcc program.) Students will also be given a summer assignment to complete—all incoming students, including those unable to attend, receive copies of the material covered and the summer assignment.
(Four days, required)
This required orientation session is held the week prior to the start of classes. Students will reconnect with the career services team, take part in team building activities with their peers and Lundquist College faculty, attend receptions with major recruiters, learn about accounting research and effective presentations, and more. Students and faculty will also participate in a ropes course at the Spencer Butte Challenge Course, led by Challenge Course staff.
The University of Oregon is a vibrant, close-knit community. Everything you need is right here on campus.
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UO Housing offers graduate students a range of options, including family housing. Many MAcc students choose to live off campus in one of the many privately owned (non-university) houses and apartments available each year in Eugene.
Life in Eugene, Oregon
Eugene is located west of the Cascade mountains about 100 miles directly south of Portland and about 1 hour east of the Pacific Ocean. Recreational opportunities abound—it's one of the top cities in the U.S. for biking, and one of the highest-rated green cities in the country.
Speak to a Student Ambassador
One of the best ways to learn about the University of Oregon community is to talk with current students. Our volunteer student ambassadors are current students focused on earning their degree and giving back to the community. They are available to answer questions you may have about their degree programs, chosen specializations, student clubs, moving to the area, life on campus, experiential learning, the Duck network, and much more. We invite you to reach out to an ambassador today by reviewing their profile and sending them a message.