Planning resources and information

Below are a variety of documents to help you in your planning. These documents are for Summer 2014. All of the documents will open as .pdfs.

Information we need from you

In order to best understand the needs of you and your group and best serve you, we will request the following from you prior to arrival. Our staff will work with you to gather this information.

  • Conference or camp schedule
  • For youth groups: list of all chaperone and staff rooms and contact information
  • Food allergies or special needs


We highly recommend a ratio of youth to staff/chaperones of 10:1. Chaperones and staff are expected to be present whenever youth are in the dining centers or residence halls and help maintain the safety and security of all people and property. At the beginning of your stay, our staff will request to meet with your chaperones and staff to go over safety and emergency procedures, as well as provide information about UHDS policies and how to contact our staff when needed.

Smoking Policy

Oregon State is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Corvallis campus (OAR Chapter 576, Division 040). Read more about the policy.

Unforeseen facility maintenance and emergencies

Due to the unpredictable needs for summer facility maintenance, upgrades, and cleaning, your actual assignment to specific housing and dining facilities may change after we confirm your reservation and prior to your arrival. In addition, unforeseen building maintenance repairs or emergencies may necessitate our changing hall assignments on short notice. This rarely happens and we do our best to accommodate you in the building that will best suit your needs.

Assigning space to conferences

We assign your group to residence hall and dining space based on the following criteria:

  • Size of the group
  • The type of housing and meal plans selected
  • Building preference (whenever feasible)
  • The needs of all the groups requesting conference arrangements during the same period of time.

Accommodation requests

To best meet the needs of all participants (and help our staff with guest preparations), we recommend that you request information from your participants about needs listed below:

  • Wheelchair accessible lodging
  • Cooling unit for medication or medical supplies requiring refrigeration
  • Assistive devices (specify types)
  • Special meals due to food allergies or digestive disorders
  • Sign language interpreter
  • FM amplification system (specify type)
  • Audio-taped materials
  • Sighted guides for assistance to and from specific sessions
  • Transportation to and from specific sessions
  • Large print
  • Braille
  • Other medical or mobility needs

Please inform us of any accommodations pertaining to the medical or mobility situation needed during your group’s stay. Whenever possible, we ask these request be made at least three weeks in advance. We will do our best to meet a guest’s needs inside of that window, though.

Participants making reservations directly with Residential Conferences


Some adult conference groups choose to have their participants reserve rooms individually and directly with Residential Conferences. We work with the conference group identify the group's needs and then create a customized online reservation form for the group based on those needs and preferred amenities. These groups generally have a two-night stay minimum.


To confirm a reservation, guests are required to pay a deposit. This deposit varies depending on the needs of the group but generally includes an adminstrative fee and the cost of two nights' stay. This deposit is non-refundable and the amount paid will be applied to the guest's final invoice. Once we receive the deposit, we will send an email confirming the reservation within two to three business days.


In addition to adhering to the UHDS Policy Guide, all guests must also agree to the terms and conditions of the Short Term Housing agreement.

If a guest cancels a reservation, we will refunded any amount paid less the non-refundable deposit.