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 2013-2014 academic year

Read the full text of the Live-On Policy - updated Aug. 19, 2013 [PDF]

Live-On Policy for 2014-2015 academic year

Read the full text of the Live-On Policy - updated March 13, 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.

Affiliated First Year Housing Program (Greek Houses and Private Cooperatives)

For information on Oregon State' OSU Affiliated First Year Housing Program for Fall 2014, see the Affiliated Housing Policy.