New Master of Landscape Architecture 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 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: graduate school is maintaining a page with the latest details for Graduate school policy and operations changes here: term classes will be offered remotely online.

Summer Start MLA Program:

Anticipated program dates 8/17/20 – 9/13/20

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 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 Landscape Architecture students 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 (SAE) Mandatory Orientation:

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

All Student Faculty Staff Meeting:

  • First day of fall term at 1:00 p.m. (location TBD) Landscape all-school student/faculty/staff meeting

UO Orientations:

Summer Schedule, Orientation, Computer and Software requirements – Master of Landscape Architecture Admits

Shortly after admission, students will receive emails from the summer program coordinator providing details about the summer schedule, summer orientation details, registration for classes, required textbooks, computer and software requirements and necessary supplies.

Please review the MLA Handbook prior to the first day of class.

Please see the MLA Summer Start Material Supplies List prior to the first day of class.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Digital tools are necessary for all landscape architects. The department requires all students to have unlimited access to their own personal computer. Because of the professional application of complex graphic programs and large data files for most coursework, the department’s computer requirements exceed the average user’s computing needs. See the College of Design Student Computer Purchasing Guide for recommended specifications and departmental requirements. In addition to hardware requirements, please note the department’s specific software requirements and recommendations.

Registration, Schedule of Classes, Academic Calendars

Pay attention to your email for confirmation from the Landscape Architecture department on specific courses to register for.

Summer Term Registration—Master of Landscape Architecture

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 as noted below via DuckWeb.

Be sure and Claim Your Duck ID first.

Please review the MLA Handbook prior to the first day of class.


Students will be assigned an advisor at the beginning of Fall term. Students with special circumstances may contact Rob Ribe, MLA program director at

 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.


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