OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Preparing to Arrive & Move In

Welcome to University Housing and Dining Services at Oregon State University! We look forward to providing you with world class service while you live, eat, and learn in our various facilities. Here are some important things you need to know that assist you with your transition to life on campus.

Understanding Your UHDS Room & Dining Contract

It is important to read and understand the Room and Dining Contract before you sign it.  A few basic facts about the contract can be found online, however, it is important to refer to the Room and Dining Contract for specific details and provisions.

What to Bring?

A general list of what to bring and what to leave behind is available to help you as you pack for OSU. We suggest working with your roomate so that you don't bring two of the same item.

Roommates

Many college roommates often turn out to be lifelong friends. However, one of the most challenging aspects of college can be living with a roommate. Typically, this is the first time you have either lived in the same room with someone or lived with a person you know little about. Either way, living with someone in a small space can be difficult but with perseverance and determination this can be a rewarding experience.  Although many roommates get along from check-in day, below are some tips on developing successful roommate relationships:

OSU ID Card

If you did not pick up your OSU ID Card at START, please pick it up at the ID Center prior to checking into housing. Your OSU ID Card not only permits you to enter your residence hall and pay for purchases at the dining centers, but it also provides access to the following services:

  • Access to your residence hall
  • Campus dining, coffee shops, and Orange Rewards
  • Tickets for athletic events
  • Dixon Recreation Center
  • Valley Library
  • Student Involvement (class notes)
  • Craft Center (supplies, fees)
  • Corvallis Transit - ride free (students & employees only)

Move-in Guide

Our move-in guide will provide you instructions for getting to Corvallis and settling in to your new home!