As you begin to imagine your life at Oregon State, it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to live when you get here. Living on campus is not a requirement, even for first-year students. However, it’s one of the best ways for you to get connected on campus. And there are lots of advantages to consider. Live on campus, and you can literally roll out of bed 10 minutes before class and still make it on time. You can choose from all kinds of hot, fresh food just minutes away from anywhere on campus — with no cooking and no cleanup on your part. There’s also wireless Internet in each hall and free, 24-hour laundry facilities; no need to stockpile rolls of quarters.
Just as important, living on campus plugs you into the Oregon State community. You’ll likely find students in your classes who also live in your residence hall — instant study buddies. Lots of intramural and club sports teams get formed in the halls; it’s easy to find other residents who like the same sports you do.
Perhaps most importantly — at least to your parents — you’ll have a strong support network as you make the transition to college. That includes live-in professional staff and resident assistants who can answer just about any question or else help you find the answer. Academic tutors are available in each hall three times a week during the year, providing you even more support as you adjust to college-level coursework.
Finally, there’s a unique advantage to living on campus at Oregon State: Where you live is your choice. Oregon State is the first — and so far only — school in the Pacific Northwest where you can not only choose your residence hall; you can pick the exact room where you’ll live.
So, get started on your housing application today. Once you’ve decided on a roommate and picked your room, you’ll have something else to look forward to as you prepare for college life at Oregon State.