Oregon State University

First Year Student Live-On Requirement

Live-On Policy and Exceptions

As part of the First Year Experience program, living on campus is an important component of a student’s first year at OSU. On-campus living provides unique resources and connections that help students create a successful and well-rounded college experience.

OSU staff understands that in some instances, some students may need to petition for a qualifying exemption. Exceptions to the live-on requirement will only be considered after a student completes the UHDS housing application.

Live-On Policy for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years

Read the full text of the 2014-15 Live-On Policy - updated March 13, 2014 [PDF] and the 2015-16 Live-On Policy- updated Oct 8, 2014 [PDF]

Read our Live-On Policy FAQs 

For general questions on OSU’s live-on requirement, or questions regarding exceptions or appeals, contact University Housing & Dining Services.