New Fall Architecture Graduate Students

If you have been recommended for admission to the Architecture program, the next steps in the process are:

  1. You are invited to Grad Day
  2. Submit the Graduate Admission Decision Form (accept or decline) and pay the program deposit by April 15 (by May 1 for MS and PhD applicants)
  3. Review the New Graduate Student checklist
  4. International students: Pre-Arrival Checklist
  5. Join your Facebook group for Master of Architecture or PhD and MS students

The UO Graduate School and UO Admissions will check for required admission materials. Once this process has been finalized, UO Admissions (uoadmit@uoregon.edu) will send an additional admission letter (paper copy) to the address you listed on your university application.


New Student Events: Eugene Campus

School of Architecture & Environment Mandatory (SAE) Orientation:

Day/Date/Time are to be determined (Offered during the week before the start of classes)

UO Orientations:

New PhD Admit Administrative Meeting with SAE staff:

  • Friday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.. 210 Lawrence

New Student Events: Portland Campus

PORTLAND Campus Mandatory Fall Orientations 2019:

Day/Date/Times are to be determined (Offered before the start of classes in September)

For information about the Portland campus and related programs and resources, see the Portland campus website.


Registration, Schedule of Classes, Academic Calendars

Your UO ID number and PAC notification should have been sent to you from the UO Admissions office For Current Students a few weeks after you submitted your UO Graduate Application. If you didn’t receive this notification, please contact UO Admissions at uoadmit@uoregon.edu.

If you have received your UO ID number and PAC (personal access code) notification from UO Admissions, you need to claim your Duck ID, wait for an email from archadvisor@uoregon.edu to pre-authorize you into studio and register for courses as noted below via DuckWeb.


Fall Term Registration – MArch Track 2

Students who have paid their admission deposit will be pre-authorized to register for ARCH 607 Seminar Track II (3) and ARCH 683 Intro Grad Design (6) by the Department of Architecture. Students will receive an email from the department after the pre-authorizations have been processed with a specific CRN in order to register.

For additional classes, you will receive advising as part of the fall orientation, using your transcript evaluations and the UO schedule of classes.

Once you are in DuckWeb, do not use the search button. Go to the Add/Drop courses screen and type in the CRNs in the boxes at the bottom of the add screen.

Please review the MArch courses prior to your orientation.

Questions about registration may be directed to archadvisor@uoregon.edu.


Fall Term Registration – MIArch Track 2, MS, PhD

MIArch Track 2 Eugene students will be sent an email to preference for IARC 584.

MS & PhD Admits: Register for ARCH 633 History of Sustainable Design (4) and ARCH 620 Res Meth Sustain Des (2-4)

MS Admits: We strongly recommend registering for ARCH 620 Res Meth Sustain Des (4 credits) and Arch 633 History of Sustainable Design (4 credits), Arch 601 Research (variable credits), and/or other electives.

PhD Admits: Please register for ARCH 620 Res Meth Sustain Des (variable credit course, register for 4 credits), ARCH 633 History of Sustainable Design (4 credits), ARCH 601 Research (variable credits) with your advisor, and/or other electives.

All independent study courses (ARCH 601 Research, ARCH 605 Reading, ARCH 606 Special Topics require a Pre-authorization form to be completed in cooperation with and sent in by a supervising faculty.

Questions about registration may be directed to archadvisor@uoregon.edu.


Transcript Evaluation & Advising

Transcript evaluations will be completed in the late summer after a student has officially accepted our offer of admission and paid their deposit. The results of the transfer evaluations and additional academic advising, elective course options, etc., will be reviewed when you attend the orientation program in the fall. This is where you will sit down with an advisor and review the course content together to make a determination of the exact courses that you should take. We will be emailing select students with our initial assessments (over the Summer) if it is determined that previous course work does not match our core curriculum requirements for the degree.

Track 2 applicants who are offered admission to the Portland campus will have a transcript review completed by the end of August. Portland Campus students will be notified directly if the Eugene campus is a more appropriate campus location to start their program.

Once you have reviewed the transcript evaluation and completed your advising session at the orientation, if you feel there are discrepancies you should bring copies of the syllabi from your course work that you feel meets our requirements to an individually requested advising appointment. To make an appointment with an architecture advisor, please email archinfo@uoregon.edu.


Graduate Funding


Individualized Study Courses & Pre-Authorization

If you need to register for an individualized study course that requires pre-authorization (research, reading, special problems), please refer to the pre-authorization form and related instructions.


College of Design Student Services

The College of Design Student Services office offers general education advising, career services, job and internship assistance, scholarship information, and referrals to student groups so that you can explore, engage, and connect through classes, internships, and events.


 Housing Options


Mandatory Hardware and Software Requirements

  • All students in the Department of Architecture are required to have a personal computer. The most current specifications are available on the College of Design Technology Services website.
  • Please pay close attention to the mandatory hardware and software requirements. Aside from the computer requirement, there is a listing of specific software.