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The Move

Just like moving to a new house, there are many logistical details to move a university to a new campus. From determining where people and programs will go, to getting internet set up, to even learning about the quirks of each building, there is a lot to accomplish before we can open our doors.

Working groups – made up of content experts from various areas of the university – have been established to tackle the pressing logistical opportunities and challenges of making the campus ready for students, employees and community members.




  • March – Announcement of intent to purchase campus
  • June – Purchase finalized
  • August – Space planning starts
  • Fall – Space preparations begins


  • Winter – Design work by architecture firms, site and IT improvements begin
  • Spring – Renovations start, updated signage
  • July – Some employees and programs will begin to move
  • August/September – Some classes start on campus


  • Winter/Spring – Renovations of spaces continues
  • July – Final set of employees and programs expected to move (tentative schedule)
  • Fall – All UO Portland classes offered on campus (tentative schedule)

The 2023-24 academic year will be one of transition, with some programs moving to the Northeast Portland campus while to rest stay at the Old Town campus. Find where programs will be located.