New Historic Preservation Graduate Students: Fall

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 Jessa Waters.

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 will be offered remotely online.

Fall term: It has yet to be 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 May 1
  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. One Stop Portland
  8. Current student website | School of Architecture & Environment

Follow the Historic Preservation Program on Facebook and don’t forget to take a virtual tour!

Graduate Funding

Pacific Northwest Field School

Each year the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School (PNWFS) attracts a range of participants, from practicing cultural resource professionals to undergraduate and graduate students, to novices with little background in the field. They all share a love for heritage and a desire to learn.

The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program developed the PNWFS to provide you with the opportunity to experience preservation firsthand.

Incoming graduate students are required to enroll for at least one session as part of their graduation requirements.

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Historic Preservation Program is a participating member of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP, formerly WICHE). This program allows students from participating states to receive in-state tuition while completing their master of science degree in historic preservation at the University of Oregon.

Once your form is complete, please mail it to:

University of Oregon Graduate School
1219 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1219

Portland Campus

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).

PORTLAND Campus Fall Orientations:

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

For information about the Portland campus and related resources, see:

Student Life in Portland

We know that being a graduate student is a different experience from when you earned your undergrad degree. We want to support you in your journey and be a resource for when you have questions. From helping you find ways to get involved in your community and giving career advice, to being a contact when life feel a bit tough, Student Life Portland is here to help you navigate the next steps.

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 and register for courses in DuckWeb.

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.

Getting to Portland

We welcome you to visit the Portland Campus location in the White Stag Block to view the facilities and meet faculty members and students. Located in Portland’s historic Old Town Chinatown district, the White Stag Block is at 70 NW Couch Street, in convenient walking distance to public transportation and a SmartPark lot at NW Naito Parkway and Davis Street.

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