The Campus Plan

The University of Oregon's campus planning policies and procedures are laid out in the Campus PlanCampus Plan 3rd Edition 2014 Cover
Third Edition 2014, its amendments, and other associated documents. The fundamental premise of our plan, established by the 1975 book The Oregon Experiment, is that we make planning decisions by following a process rather than an established image of the campus. A well-articulated set of policies, within OK which decisions are made, is essential to the success of the campus plan. This approach allows us the flexibility to develop the campus in a number of different ways without destroying the essential features that make it campus, namely its open spaces.

The Campus Plan itself is a framework of patterns and policies defining the qualities inherent to a functional, beautiful campus and sets forth how those qualities will be preserved and expanded with new construction. It is an internal document describing developement consistent with the city of Eugene land-use zones in which the campus resides. Development consistent with the Campus Plan does not require review by the city for land-use zone consistency. The Campus Plan includes provisions that go
well beyond what is typical for meaningful input from students, faculty, staff, and other affected individuals. It ensures the preservation of the instructional core and the preservation and expansion of the network of interconnected open spaces that originated from Ellis Lawrence's early 20th-century planning efforts. In addition, long-standing, innovative transportation policies have created a pedestrian- and bike-friendly campus.

Summary of Campus Planning Documents

Campus Plan

Twelve policies that apply to all campus construction projects.

Campus Plan Third Edition 2014: Click on the desired chapter, or download the entire pdf document here.

Eleni Tsivitzi
Planning Associate