Campus Plan
Campus Plan Third Edition 2014: Click on the desired chapter, or download the entire pdf document here (32 MB).
Cover Page and Acknowledgements
pdf Table of Contents
pdf Introduction to the Campus Plan
pdf How to Use the Campus Plan
pdf Policies
pdf Policy 1: Process and Participation
pdf Policy 2: Open-space Framework
pdf Policy 3: Densities
pdf Policy 4: Space Use and Organization
pdf Policy 5: Replacement of Displaced Uses
pdf Policy 6: Maintenance and Building Services
pdf Policy 7: Architectural Style and Historic Preservation
pdf Policy 8: Universal Access
pdf Policy 9: Transportation
pdf Policy 10: Sustainable Development
pdf Policy 11: Patterns
pdf Policy 12: Design Area Special Conditions
pdf Appendices
pdf Index for Definition of Terms
Campus Plan Amendments:
- Campus Plan Amendment (2/9/2015) - Jane Sanders Softball Project - Southeast Campus Design Area, Maximum Allowed Density
- Campus Plan and Development Policy for the East Campus Area Amendments (3/2/2015) - New Residence Hall Project, East Campus Sub-area 29, Maximum Allowed Densities
Summary of Campus Planning Documents (pdf)  
What is Campus Planning?
Campus Planning is the process that guides the design of the campus so that it is functional, flexible and beautiful.
Why do we do Campus Planning?
  • A vital University needs facilities that effectively support its three-part mission of teaching, research, and public service.
  • The campus itself is a strong recruitment tool for faculty and staff.
  • Among other considerations, students make their decisions about which college to attend based on the "look and feel" of the campus.
  • We must avoid the mistakes of our past if we are to retain the best qualities of our campus. Without careful stewardship, university campuses can lost their open spaces -- their distinguishing features -- to new construction
How do we do Campus Planning?

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 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.

What is the Campus Plan?

The Campus Plan is a framework of patterns and policies defining the qualities inherent to a functional, beautiful campus and setting forth how those qualities will be preserved and expanded with new construction. It is an internal document describing developement consistend 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.
For More Information
Contact Christine Thompson at Campus Planning, Design and Construcion via e-mail ( or by phone at (541) 346-5572.
Updated: March 27, 2015