New Architecture Undergraduate Students

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.

Undergraduate Academic Advising:

With classes transitioning to remote platforms for the duration of spring term in observance of COVID-19 precautions, the success of our College of Design 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 and Online Chats. To make an appointment or contact us with questions, Visit this page:

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:


Please refer to this page for the latest updates:

Fall term: The School of Architecture and Environment will adhere to the University of Oregon decisions.

We are excited that you will be joining our community! The next steps for you are:

-All New Bachelor of Architecture Majors

-NEW UO Students

If you are going to be a NEW student at the UO this year AND you have have recently been offered admission to the major from the department, your next steps are:

Resources for first-year undergraduates

-CURRENT UO Students

If you have already been admitted to the UO AND you are currently enrolled and taking classes at the UO AND you were offered admission to the major from the department that will result in a change of major or declared major for you, your next steps are below:

  • Winter admission decisions will be emailed by the end of December
  • New students will receive an email pre-authorizing them to take ARCH 283 studio along with ARCH 202
    • Register using the CRN’s from the email
    • Refer to the guide for adding and dropping classes
  • Complete the online Admission Decision Form by January 1
  • Your major will be revised by the UO Registrar to Arch
  • Email to set up an advising appointment for major advising

New Student Registration Resources

Fall Registration

New Students need to register for ARCH 201 (Architecture majors) for fall term.

  • New students will register for classes (including Arch 201) as part of their IntroDUCKtion advising session.
  • Current UO students should schedule an appointment with an advisor to appropriate courses prior to their assigned fall term registration priority schedule. instructions for scheduling appointments can be found here:
  • Non-degree seeking exchange undergraduate students admitted to the Architecture program need to schedule an appointment with an advisor to plan courses while on exchange and get necessary pre-authorizations to enroll in courses. Email to schedule an appointment.

Registration questions?

Hardware and Software Requirements

All students in the Department of Architecture are required to have a personal computer. In addition to the computer requirement, there is a listing of specific software. You can find these specific requirements on the College of Design Technology Services website.

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

You may also get connected to current UO Architecture students by contacting the UO Chapter President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) organization. The mentor program is run by AIAS and aims to help first year students in the major through their introductory classes. This program is HIGHLY encouraged!

Housing and Employment Options

UO Tuition, Residency Policy

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