University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Welcome New Fall 2017 Graduate Students!

Next Steps 1:

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

  • Sign up for Grad Day.  If you are unable to attend Grad Day, you can alternatively sign up for one of our Open House sessions
  • Make sure that you have sent official transcripts and/or language proficiency score reports to UO Admissions (
  • Make sure that you have sent requested to have official GRE scores sent to the Department of Architecture
  • New PhD students - apply for Architecture GE positions by the deadline
  • The UO Graduate School and UO Admissions will check for required admission materials. Once this process has been finalized, UO Admissions will send an additional admission letter (paper copy) to the address you listed on your graduate application
  • For international students, review the financial verification and visa I-20 process (the UO admissions letter is included with the visa/I-20 items)
  • If you have questions or issues regarding your UO Student ID or PAC number, contact
  • When you have made your final decision (accept, decline, defer) about the admission offer, submit a Graduate Admission Form (May 1 deadline)
  • If you accept the admission offer, pay the program deposit (May 1 deadline)

Next Steps 2:

This list serves as an informative help guide and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Be sure and follow additional instructions as directed by the UO, Financial Aid, Graduate School, UO Admissions, UO Registrar's, UO Global, Department of Architecture, etc.

New Student questions for the Department of Achitecture?  Contact or 541-346-1740 or SKYPE us at UOARCHRecruiter

Eugene Campus

EUGENE Campus Mandatory Orientations 2017:

  • Track 1 M.Arch and M.IARC Summer Admits:  Friday, June 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | UO Lawrence Hall Room 279
  • MS and PhD Fall Admits:  Monday, September 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.| UO Lawrence Hall Room 279
  • Track 2 M.Arch and M.IARC Fall Admits (or Track 1 admits STARTING in the fall):  Monday, September 18 | 12:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m. | UO Lawrence Hall Room 279

UO Orientations:

Portland Campus

PORTLAND Campus Mandatory Orientations 2017:

- September 20: Architecture Track II Orientation | 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. |WSB Event Room First Floor|70 NW Couch St
- September 25: Portland All-School Orientation | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. |WSB Event Room First Floor|70 NW Couch St
- September 25: Portland Architecture Orientation | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. |WSB Event Room First Floor|70 NW Couch St

Registration, Schedule of Classes, Academic Calendars

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

If you have received your UO ID number and PAC (personal access code) notification from UO Admissions/Registrar, you will need to register for fall term courses noted below via DUCKWEB.


Fall Term Registration 2017 - M.ARCH 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 current list 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. 

Questions about registration may be directed to

Fall Term Registration 2017 - M.IARC Track 2, MS, PhD

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

MS & PhD Admits:  Register for 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

Curriculum Guides

*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.

Current Students

Getting Here and Getting Connected


Departmental scholarships are available to enrolled students only. The department uses one general scholarship application to award all the departmental scholarships. Criteria vary and can include academic merit, design excellence, specific areas of interest and financial need. Financial need is determined by the Office of Financial Aid and only students who have submitted a current FAFSA can be considered.

GE Positions

Newly admitted graduate students may apply for Architecture GE positions when the application becomes available. These positions are highly competitive and most of the current students have the advantage knowing the courses and faculty.

Occasionally, a few positions may become available for newly admitted students. Generally, graduate teaching fellowships (GEs) are awarded to applicants who have substantial capabilities or credentials necessary to perform the work assignment are eligible to apply.

Priority consideration will be given to qualified graduate students in the Department of Architecture.

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 on the current student website.

Housing Options

Tuition & Financial Aid

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 on this page.

Professional Outreach for Students (General Elective Advising, Internships, Career Planning, Jobs)

Things to Know about Eugene 

Resources and Forms

University Resources

Fall Reminders

  1. Review the Current Student website
  2. Be sure and get your UO Student ID when you arrive on campus
  3. Attend the new student orientation for your program (MS/PHD, Masters Track 2 Eugene, Track 2 PDX)
  4. Finalize registration for classes by the UO Registrar deadline
  5. Get connected and join your program's FB page!
  6. Download the UO Mobile App

The Department of Architecture office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and is located at 210 Lawrence Hall.