Housing options and amenities
Our guest accommodations feature fourteen residence halls grouped in complexes on the east, south, and west sides of campus. These standard and suite-style residence halls comfortably accommodate 150 to 375 guests each. University dining centers are located near all on-campus housing.
- Most guest rooms are double occupancy and located along each side of the corridor, with stair and elevator access (unless otherwise stated) to each floor.
- Single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, quad rooms, and suite-style rooms are all available.
- The terms single, double, triple, etc. always refer to occupancy limits and the number of twin beds in the room.
- Due to fire and safety standards, room occupancy limits must be followed by all guests.
- For their comfort and convenience, guests may want to bring an alarm clock, a fan, and hangers. Those in standard halls may also want to bring flips flops and a robe for showering.
You can find detailed information about all of our residence halls here.
West Hall will be unavailable for Summer Conferences in 2013-2014. Halsell and Finley will have very limited availability throughout the summer.
Guest Room Types
All rooms are equipped with extra-long twin beds, desks, closets/wardrobes, and a chest of drawers.
- One room with twin beds, wardrobes, and desks. Common restrooms and showers are located on the floor. Showers are in individual stalls.
- Our standard residence halls have corridor style floor plans.
- Residence hall bathrooms are located on all floors at the end of each wing or section. They are designated as "male only" or "female only".
- Two or three rooms, each with twin beds, wardrobes, and desks. Each room has a sink. The rooms in the suite are adjoined by a bathroom with a toilet and shower.
- Four of our halls, Bloss Hall, Halsell, the ILLC, and West, are designed in a suite arrangement.
- In Bloss, the ILLC, and West, two double-occupancy or two single-occupancy rooms adjoin each other through a connecting bathroom.
- West and the ILLC have limited single and double rooms with their own private bathroom.
- In Halsell, two double-occupancy or four single-occupancy rooms share a common area, restrooms, and kitchenette.
Our overall residential program at OSU meets the access requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Selected rooms and entrances in McNary, Poling, Sackett, the ILLC, and West halls are designated as wheelchair accessible. However, other residential facilities that we use for summer conferences are not fully wheelchair accessible.
With advance notice and upon request, we can provide TTYs and smoke detectors for guests who are hearing impaired. Certified service animals may accompany guests with medical needs who require their assistance while staying on campus.
We have three linen options for our guests. For those groups that choose the "no linen" option, guests need to bring bedding and towels with them. Please see our rates sheet for additional information.
Basic linen set - Guests make their own bed
- Includes a pillow, pillowcase, two flat sheets, wool blanket, two towels, and washcloth.
- All linens are in a bag on the bed upon arrival.
- Upon departure, guests must place all linen in the mesh bag and take it and their pillow to the designated linen drop off location.
- Towel service available for an additional fee.
Upgraded linen set - UHDS Residential Conferences staff make the bed prior to guests' arrival
- Includes pillow, pillowcase, flat sheet, fitted sheet, microfiber blanket, two towels, and washcloth.
- Up to two towel services included in price.
Our custodial staff cleans and disinfects common bathrooms (in standard/traditional halls) and common areas each day. Individual rooms are cleaned prior to guests' arrival and upon their departure.
Common Areas in the Residence Halls
- Small guest lounges are available on each floor by prior arrangement with UHDS conference staff. Furniture typically includes chairs, couches, and/or tables.
- The main lounge (first floor) is available for use of all conference groups residing in the building.
- A laundry room is located in each hall for groups requesting this option. Guests must provide their own detergent.
- Kitchenettes may be available for use during summer.
- Public pay telephones on the first floor of residence halls are available for guests' use.
- Elevator access is available in all halls except Sackett.
- For the safety and security of our guests, the front entrance doors of each hall will remain locked at all times. Adult guests will receive keys to the front door. Youth guests will need to be accompanied by an adult (such as staff, chaperone, or camp counselor) for building access.
Room and outside access fob
Youth participants will only be issued one room key. Adults in both youth and adult groups will be issued a room key and an outside door access fob. We ask that you stress the importance of safety and security as it relates to keeping track of keys. The conference sponsor will be charged for all lost keys not returned at checkout even if the participant returns the key after departure. Replacement cost for room keys and outside door access fob is $50 each.
Telephone service in residence halls is limited. Emergency telephones in yellow boxes are located just outside the main entrances of each residence hall and on each floor in the building and are available at no charge for local or on campus calls.
All buildings have wireless throughout the building and access is provided free of charge. Each conference group will be assigned one network login for all participants that will be handed out at check in if the group chooses to provide access to its participants.
Parking at Oregon State is limited and all guests are subject to the parking rules and restrictions as determined by the OSU Transit and Parking Services Office. We will gladly help you obtain your permits prior to arrival. If individuals wish to purchase permits they may do so on the day of arrival.
- Guests may park in the Student/Visitor section with appropriate permit.
- Parking permits are required from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays (until the end of the 8-week summer school session) and all vehicles are subject to ticketing/towing.
- All vehicles properly identified as handicapped, with valid OSU parking permits, may park in handicapped spaces in all University lots.
- Parking permits are NOT needed on Saturdays or Sundays.
Security and safety
OSU is nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Corvallis is a small town with a warm community atmosphere. It is a safe and inviting place to hold your conference. University Police patrol the residence halls at night and Residential Conferences has staff available to assist you 24 hours a day. Building entrances are locked when the conference desk is closed and all side doors are locked 24 hours a day. For extra precaution please note the following safety tips.
- Do not prop outside doors. This allows access into the buildings by unauthorized people.
- Tell your guests to know their neighbors. If a guest finds someone on their floor that they do not recognize as part of your camp, particularly if they are behaving suspiciously, they should report it immediately to your Camp Counselor, Camp Director, or Residential Conference hall staff.
- Tell guests to always lock their room and carry their room key. We have experienced occasional thefts in the conference halls during the summer months, especially in rooms that were left unlocked while people were away at a program or camp session outside the residence hall.
- Do not leave money, wallets, purses, or other valuables in plain sight. Put them in a drawer or closet where they are not visible or accessible to someone casually walking by guest rooms.
- Do not invite strangers into guest rooms or conference hall.
- Do not hang out windows or go out on window ledges.
- Use fire escape landings for emergency purposes only. Do not hang off, sit, or play on or around the fire escape balcony railings.
- Do not endanger others or create a mess by throwing food or other objects out the window or off balconies.
For emergencies only, call 911 from campus phones or use the emergency phones located in the buildings. For non-emergencies, or to file a crime report call Oregon State Police (OSP) at 7-3010 from a campus phone or 541-737-3010 from a cell phone.