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We're pleased to present Flock Talk, a podcast for new students and their families. Each episode will introduce you to important resources and people at the University of Oregon to help you with your transition. From housing and roommates, to financial aid and scholarships, to changing roles and relationships, our episodes will keep you engaged in all aspects of the UO journey. We'll highlight timely higher education topics and discuss themes directly related to the way we support first-year students.

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June 08, 2023

Financial Wellness

Today we have a conversation with Gilbert Rogers, Director of Student Financial Wellness. We discuss the crucial ways family members can support their student’s financial literacy, and the programs and resources the UO offers Ducks to better understand and manage their money matters, both while at the UO and for life after college.


June 01, 2023

Protecting the Flock

Today we’re joined by Kris Winter, Interim Vice President of Student Life; Jason Wade, Chief of University of Oregon Police Department; and Krista Dillon, Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Operations for Safety and Risk Services to talk about protecting the flock.


May 25, 2023

Parents and Family Programs

On today’s episode we’ll introduce you to Dee Kanikkeberg, Director of Parent and Family Programs here at the UO. We’ll discuss our efforts to maintain a great partnership with those supporting their Ducks from afar.


May 18, 2023

All about FERPA

Today we’re joined by Julia Pomerenk, Associate Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management and University Registrar, to discuss FERPA guidelines. 



Cora BennettCora Bennett Director, Student Orientation Programs

Cora Bennett is the director of Student Orientation Programs and manages the student ambassador program and orientation events. Since joining the division she has grown the office to meet the ever-growing interest in the UO from prospective students and visitors. The programs she manages employ 80 students as ambassadors who present the UO experience to new Ducks as well as to more than 30,000 visitors each year. “I love the UO because it’s unlike any other place I’ve ever lived. People are warm and friendly, the campus environment is everything a university should be, and the pride and spirit the community has for the university is unmatched.”