New Interior Architecture Graduate Students: Summer

COVID-19 special Notes:

The information contained on the page below was developed before the sudden upheaval caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The situation continues to evolve more rapidly than we can update this information. Many campus entities are maintaining official pages with COVID-19 updates and where possible we will refer to these pages.

Graduate Academic Advising:

With classes transitioning to remote platforms for the duration of spring term in observance of COVID-19 precautions, the success of our School of Architecture and Environment community is our main priority. Though we will not be holding in-person advising appointments, we are working outside of the office Monday–Friday to continue to advise and assist students through Virtual appointments. To make an appointment or contact us with questions, Email

The Office of Academic Advising is maintaining resource pages with the most up to date information on University response and policy changes with regard to COVID-19:

The graduate school is maintaining a page with the latest details for Graduate school policy and operations changes here:


Summer term classes will be offered remotely online.

Summer Start Programs:

ARCH/IARC: Anticipated program dates 7/20/20 – 9/13/20

Fall term: It has yet determined if classes will be held in person or remotely. The School of Architecture and Environment will adhere to the University of Oregon decisions.

Please refer to this page for the latest updates:

We are excited that you will be joining our community! The next steps for you 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
  3. If you have not done so already, finish your admissions application by submitting any missing graduate materials you may have been informed about from the UO Graduate School
  4. New Graduate Student checklist
  5. International students: Getting Started
  6. One Stop Graduate Student Resources
  7. Current student website | School of Architecture & Environment

Don’t forget to join your Facebook Group for MIArc Track 1 and take a virtual tour!

Graduate Funding


Starting in early May, you will receive a 10+ week orientation email series from Student Services ( who will walk you through much of what you need to know and do to get started at the UO. For immediate questions, please contact a member of our recruiting team at (541.346.1740).

School of Architecture & Environment Mandatory in-person Orientations:

More details to come.

UO Orientations:

If you are to be a Track 1, Eugene campus admit starting the program FALL term, you are invited to join the Fall term orientation.

Registration, Schedule of Classes, Academic Calendars

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

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 to pre-authorize you into studio and register for courses as noted below via DuckWeb.

M.IARC – Summer Term Registration

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

Once you have received your UO ID and PAC (personal access code) number notification from UO Admissions you may Claim Your Duck ID.

You will register for the following summer courses via DuckWeb. You will receive specific CRNs for these courses during the Email orientations. Please use these CRNs in the add/drop courses menu, not the search function.

  • ARCH 610 Global Modern Architecture
  • ARCH 611 Grad Design Process 
  • ARCH 680 Intro Grad Design 

If you have any problems registering, please contact the department at

M.IARC Advising

For advising during the summer regarding Fall coursework, you can schedule an appointment with an advisor by emailing

To begin your planning process feel free to review our curriculum guide for Track 1 students in Architecture.

Questions?  Contact

Transcript Evaluations

Transcript evaluations for potential transfer courses will be reviewed, by request, on an individual basis. If you feel there are discrepancies, you should bring copies of the syllabi from your course work that you feel meets our requirement to a scheduled advising appointment.

After your initial transcript evaluation, you may appeal for additional course waivers for required courses based on previous  academic coursework. Waivers will be considered based on academic work only – professional or personal experience will not qualify for course waivers. Academic work must be equivalent (or greater) in credit hours to the course being waived and the student must have a B- or better in the course.  Any course waivers toward degree requirements are provisionally granted and are open to review for the first year and will not become a permanent part of your record until the following summer. Course waivers do not reduce the number of credits required for your degree (144 credits for MArch Track 1/).

To petition for additional course waivers please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

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.


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 hardware and software requirements and memory space required. There is also a listing of specific software on this page.

Studio Field Trips

Summer programming is intense and immersive, we strongly recommend not scheduling travel or weekend engagements during the initial summer term.

You will be taking at least one field trip during your summer studio. The details will be provided by your studio instructor.

Most of the design studios take a field trip at the beginning of the term, typically the first Friday and sometimes an overnight trip is required.

Studio Equipment and Supplies

DISCOUNTS at the UO DUCK STORE (895 E 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401):

  • Annual Tools of the Trade Show sale each November
  • One time 20% coupon will be given to students in ARCH 680 (Intro to Graduate Design). Incoming students will have an opportunity to visit the UO Duck Store during Summer Orientation.
  • For the UO Duck Store online supply list go to:

TRACK I – Studio Equipment and Supplies:

The following is a rough draft list of equipment and supplies that architecture and interior architecture students will need in the first design studio. Your studio instructor may provide a more specific list for your particular summer studio. Additionally, this is not a complete list, but rather a guide to the basic needs. You will continue to add to the starter list and, with good care, much of the equipment you purchase will last your entire design career. Some of the items may also be available used. The total cost for this starter list of supplies is approximately $521–$783.

PDF  Version of Supplies List

VISUAL DIARIES—(Approximate Cost = $6–$20)—Designers to keep their ideas close at hand:

  • Sketchbook: No larger than 7” by 10” ($6–$30 – Bring to first studio meeting
  • Newsprint pad
    • Strathmore Mega Newsprint for Pro Art Rough News, or similar
    • (1) 18” X 24”, as thin as available (likely 50 sheets)

MEASURING TOOLS—Designers need a variety of measuring tools—(Approximate Cost $22–$55)

  • Tape measure: at least 25 feet ($16 – $25)
  • Architect Scales (2) three-sided variety, BOTH engineering and standard units ($6–$30 each) 

DRAWING TOOLS—(Approximate Cost = $402–$546)—Studios require hand-media drawing/drafting/model making tools:

  • (1) kneaded eraser
  • Rolls of tracing paper: 12” and 18” ($13.00 and $19.99)
  • Drafting board: 31” X 42” (this is a good size for the studio desks) or 36” X 48” ($80–$100)
  • Drafting Board Cover: Vyco ($10–$11 per linear foot)
  • Parallel Rule: Mayline or Alvin Brand, 42” or 48” length ($190–$200) To match drafting board width above
  • Adjustable Triangle: 8” minimum size or larger ($19–$26)
  • Triangles: 30/60 and 45 degree ($4–$16)
  • Eraser—The white ones are the best (.00–$1.95)—g. Staedler Mars plastic
  • Eraser Shield: ($1.49)
  • Drafting Brush: ($5–$7)
  • Drafting Tape or Drafting Dots: ($7–$13)
  • Push Pins: box of 20 ($1.50)
  • Lead Holder: Staedler brand lead holder or Alvin Draftmatic or alternative ($6.50)
  • Leads for holder (2B, 4B, HB and 2H for holder) ($2.00/2 pack)
  • Lead Pointer: Not the same as a pencil sharpener ($9.99)
  • Pigma Micron technical pens in the following sizes: 005, 03, 05, 08, and 1Set of colored pencils ($8–$50)
  • Caran d’Arche, Prismacolor or similar quality brand; option to just buy primary color (CMYK) set
  • Faber-Castell polychromas colored pencils in the following colors:
    • red, yellow, blue
    • mid-range gray of the student’s choice
    • white and black

MODEL MAKING TOOLS—Approximate Cost = $58–$132.  It is important to have reliable and safe equipment.

    • Heavy Duty Mat Knife: Olfa and X-Acto make good ones ($10–$23)
    • X-Acto knife #1 ($3–$4) and replacement blades # 11 ($3 – $5/pk, $34–100/pk)

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