MyUHDS is a website designed by University Housing & Dining Services to help you navigate your housing and dining experience at OSU.
Your MyUHDS is where you will be able to access your housing application, sign your housing and dining contract, find out who your roommate is and be able to email them, request a loft kit, plus so much more. Once the school year begins, you will be able to change your meal plan, submit a room change request, request break housing, cancel your housing contract and many more options via your MyUHDS.
Starting in the Fall 2013 Oregon State University will have a required on-campus living requirement for first-year, residential students. Living on-campus is an integral and excellent way for students to connect with others on campus and has been shown to have a positive effect on student success. OSU offers many different housing arrangements to reflect our diverse student needs, so you can find a hall or coop that works best for you.
You must first gain admission to Oregon State University before you can apply for on-campus housing. Once you have gained admittance, we would recommend starting the application process as soon as possible to ensure you receive one of your top housing preferences.
Please review our application process here.
All residents must apply for housing themselves, unless they require assistance in the process. Since they will be the ones living with us, we encourage students to complete their own housing application and roommate profile.
If you run into this page when you are trying to complete your housing and dining application, it can mean two things. The first reason might be that your application might not have been completed by a certain time therefore was automatically cancelled. Incomplete applications are automatically cancelled after 30 days. The second being that you might have requested to have that application canceled. If you would like to reactivate your housing application, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, OSU Student ID number and a request to reactivate your application.
Submitting an application is your way of notifying University Housing and Dining Services of your intent to contract for a space within the residence halls or cooperative houses at OSU for a specific time period. By submitting an application you understand this is only an application and that all of the details and requests are subject to approval. Finally, you are authorizing University Housing and Dining Services to charge the housing application processing fee of $45.00 to your OSU student account with your room and board charges in Fall 2013.
No, there is no deposit or advance rent payment necessary for University Housing and Dining Services. The only payment you will have to make is the $45.00 non-refundable application fee and a $35.00 non-refundable application fee for Orchard Court.
Applications are taken on a rolling basis. Room selection goes by housing application submission date. Therefore, the sooner you submit your housing application the more likely you will be able to select one of your top housing preferences when room selection begins.
No. The housing application processing fee is only assessed to students who have a room and board contract with us for Fall 2013 and is assessed with those charges on their OSU student account at that time.
The contract is a document that tells you what the rules and expectations are for a resident living with us. When you sign the contract you agree to the rules and guidelines. It is legally binding for the duration of the contract.
Yes, you have 48 hours to sign your contract before you forfeit your selected space during room selection. Outside of room selection, the deadlines are made known at the time of assignment. If you are 17+ years old, you may sign the contract electronically via your MyUHDS account. If you are under 17, you will need to electronically confirm your assignment and shortly thereafter you will receive a paper contract in the mail. You are required to have a parent or guardian co-sign on the contract if you are under the age of 17.
The contract is for the entire academic year, September – June or remainder thereof if you contract during the year. There is no single-term contract option.
Yes! The contract is not for a specific hall and room, but rather for a space somewhere within University Housing. You should still sign the contract to secure a space with UHDS. Again, we are committed to providing you with housing that will help you succeed in your academic endeavors.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, you will need to complete a “Cancel your housing contract” form on MyUHDS and meet with your Resident Director or Cooperative Director. Once that is completed, on the day of your checkout you will need to turn in your key to your service center and complete a checkout with your RA. Students who withdraw from the university, transfer to another institution, graduate, or are no longer registered for classes are released from their Contract and are not subject to a cancellation fee.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, if the cancellation takes place during Occupancy of the Contract Term, the fee will be assessed for the remaining Contract Term excluding unused Dining Dollars. If, at the start of Winter or Spring term, UHDS Housing is oversubscribed and students who desire rooms are housed in temporary housing, the previously cancelling student will be refunded the amount of the Contract Term minus the amount for the academic term(s) in which UHDS is oversubscribed and over capacity. If you are no longer going to attend the University, you will not be subject to fee associated with breaking the Contract.
UHDS offers a full-year contract, beginning in September and ending in June. Students who arrive during the academic year are offered a contract for the remainder of the year. Cancellation of your room reservation after the cancellation date will require full payment of room and board, excluding unused Dining Dollars.
Cancellation Policy for 2014-2015:
*Note: this scenario would involve a conduct action as well since the student would be in violation of the First Year Experience Live-on Policy
^Excluding unused dining dollars
No, the contract is not for a specific hall and room, but rather for a space somewhere within University Housing. By signing the contract you secure a space to live somewhere on campus. If you would like to change rooms during the year you are welcome to submit a room change request via your MyUHDS account.
Students who are on the formal recruitment list for 2012-2013 with the Office of Greek Life (541-737-5432) will have until Friday, August 31st to cancel their contracts with UHDS without being subject to the cancellation fee. If a student is not on the formal list the Office of Greek Life provides us and/or cancels after August 31st, the cancellation fee will be valid.
For 2013-2014 Residents who have a signed contract with UHDS, participated in formal Greek recruitment, and plan on moving into a University-recognized Greek facility will have until September 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM to cancel this contract without being charged the cancellation fees.
Check out the Room Selection FAQ page for information on room selection.
Yes, it is required to have a meal plan while living on campus. The only exception of this is the 2nd floor of McNary Hall which is reserved for upper class and transfer students. The residents of the 2nd floor of McNary will have the option to opt out for a meal plan if they would like to do so, thus requiring them to prepare their own meals.
Your UHDS Dining Dollars give you the flexibility to eat at any of 18 dining venues in the following locations including: Arnold Center, International Living-Learning Center, Marketplace West, McNary Central Dining and Bing's Café. Your dining plan also offers a 15% discount.
You are welcome to change your plan to one of the four options at any time. Whatever amount you have left over from Fall and/or Winter term will carry over into Spring term. However, you will lose whatever money you had leftover at the end of Spring term. It is important to budget and adjust your meal plan appropriately throughout the term. We have a meal plan budget and guide available to assist you in planning your dining budget through the term.
You are welcome to modify your dining plan via your MyUHDS . The link also includes helpful tips on how to budget and plan accordingly for your plan.
Orange Rewards offers a 10% discount at all 30 campus restaurants, coffee shops, and markets. The locations include all restaurants in the Memorial Union as well as Java Shop II which is located in the Valley Library.
If you live in a residents hall, at the beginning of fall term, you are loaded $100.00 Orange Rewards onto your student ID card. This will appear as a separate charge on your student account. Orange Rewards can be used at all 30 campus restaurants, coffee shops and markets. You can add more money onto your student ID card through the Orange Rewards program.
If you move out during the middle of the year, your plan will be prorated based on the number of days remaining in the term. If you under spend, the difference between the amount where you were expected to be at and where you actually were will not be refunded. If you spend over the designated amount for that day, you will be charged for all that you spent over that amount. Your plan will no longer be active once your contract is cancelled.
Classes begin Monday, Sept. 30. This year, move in will be on two different days, depending on your residence hall. Please use the list below as a reference guide.
Buildings available for move in on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
Buildings available for move in on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
No, not at all. You are welcome to arrive to campus on a later day if you would like to do so.
You are welcome to check in early if you have a viable reason and have made prior arrangements with our staff to do so. However, if you want to arrive early to campus simply because it works better for your schedule that will not be allowed. If you need to arrive to campus early due to a prior engagement with a University Sponsored event, please make the request via your MyUHDS.
During Fall 2013, OSU move-in will be spread over two days, Sept. 24 and 25. Check in will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arrival times will be assigned to students for specific slots during the day. Check in will take place on the 24th and 25th between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at each of the hall and co-op locations.
If you are arriving prior/ after the 25th, you will be checking in at your respective service center. Please use the list below as a point of reference.
Students arriving between 5-7pm on move-in day must check-in at their service center. If it is after 7 pm, the resident will need to check in with the on-duty Resident Assistant (RA) in their assigned building. The RA on-duty can be reached by calling the posted cell phone number on the hall doors. We encourage students to arrive during the day whenever possible however after 7pm you will only be keyed into your room. The next morning, residents must formally check in at their respective service center in order to receive their permanent room key.
All OSU residence halls and cooperative houses will remain open during all breaks. Break housing included in all UHDS room and board rates. There is no dining plan option for break periods. Students scheduled to stay over breaks are encouraged to add to their Orange Rewards account, if they would like to eat on campus during the break or continue to use their term meal plan if money is still on it. The next term’s meal plan dollars will not be available for use until the end of the break. We do need students to sign up for break so that our Residential Education and Public Safety staff are aware of who will be in the building and we will be able to best serve students over the break with the appropriate custodial levels in the bathrooms. To sign up simply go to your MyUHDS and select “Break Housing”. All residents can leave their belongings in their rooms during break periods, as long as their UHDS Contract is current.
Blenders, electrical can openers, fans, televisions (not wall mounted), lamps (incandescent inly, no more than 60 watts) are allowed in your residence hall room. Microwaves are only allowed in the room if the appliance is part of the MicroFridge® set (a specific brand available from any online retailers for sale and for rent) and uses “one plug” technology, and is not kept in confined areas (i.e. closets) and is UL Listed.
The following items are allowed granted they are UL Listed, have a double insulated, three prong cord, and have an automatic shutoff: clothes irons, coffee makers, hot pots, rice cookers (only to be used in the kitchen), hair iron, refrigerators (Energy Star rated, 3.1 cubic feet or smaller, plus 11 amps or less, not kept in confined areas). For the complete list of items that are allowed please look here .
A MicroFridge® is an appliance that combines the use of a fridge, freezer, and microwave all into one. There are no exposed heating elements and it is designed to reduce energy consumption. If you are interested in renting a MicroFridge® for your room, look here.
Due to health and safety concerns and facility capacity issues, there are a number of appliances that are not allowed in the residence halls and cooperative houses. Some, not all of the prohibited items are, air conditioners, barbecues, fog, smoke or haze machines, hookahs and hookah smoking accessories, halogen and lava lamps, crockpots or slow cookers, etc. To see a complete list of all prohibited items, please look here .
Student residents may not have petsin any residential building, with the exception of fish kept in an aquarium no larger than 10 gallons. Other exceptions to this policy are granted for students who have approval from Disability Access Services . Fish kept as pets in the residential buildings must remain in their aquariums at all times. No gravel is allowed down the drains in the sinks, showers, or toilets. If you notice stray animals in or around the living groups, please notify a staff member so that the animal can be appropriately assisted or relocated. You must not abuse, feed, or bring the animal into any UHDS building.
The internet is wireless in all residence halls. However, some locations might interfere with the connections so an Ethernet cable can be helpful if you would like to do so. For more help contact ResNet.
First, you will want to request to cancel your contract via your MyUHDS. Your next step will be to meet with your Resident Director (RD) or Cooperative Director (CD) to discuss your reasons for cancelling your contract. Third, you will need to check out of your room and follow all the procedures for cleaning your room as outlined on moving out of UHDS facilities. Fourth, you will turn in your room key(s) to your respective service center. Finally, once you have properly checked out you will want to check your student account for updates on charges and credits associated with cancelling your contract. Failure to follow this procedure could result in a $50.00 improper checkout fee.
If possible, you will want to return to campus to schedule an appointment to meet and discuss your checkout with them. If you do not meet with them you have the potential to be charged the $50.00 improper checkout fee.
First, you will want to remove all of your personal belongings from your room. If you brought your own personal loft kit from home, please de-loft the bed and take the loft kit home with you. If your bed has a UHDS provided loft kit, this is not necessary. Take out your trash and recycling to the appropriate receptacles outside. Ensure all original furniture is in the room. You are responsible for all missing or broken furniture. Completely clean your room i.e. wipe surfaces down, floor is swept and mopped, wardrobe and dresser are emptied and wiped down, room door, ceiling and walls are free of tacks, tape, adhesive strips, moon/stars/comets, trash and recycling bins have been emptied and are clean insider. For a complete list of what a clean room looks like, please look here .
Mail is forwarded for up to 3 months after your checkout date and/or until August 1st if you move at the end of the academic year. After 3 months your mail will be returned to sender, so please update your address with the various companies and people from whom you receive mail. Be sure to update your address at Student Online Services to where you will be receiving mail as soon as you know your address.
If you believe that you have been charged incorrectly or would like to appeal the charges for Housing and Dining, you will need to submit a Petition of Financial Appeal. This can be done via your MyUHDS. Please keep in mind the petition must be submitted within 45 days of the original charge and will need to provide documentation that you believe is relevant to your cases. You also cannot appeal charges that have not been put onto your account. The committee will meet within 30 days of your submitted petition and will render their decision to you after the meeting via your ONID email.
Unfortunately, no. If you decide to spread out your personal belongings so that you occupy more than half of the room you run the risk of being charged an increased room rate. Please keep all of your personal belongings on your side of the room. This allows for any new potential roommates to feel welcome and comfortable when they arrive to the room. If, however, your room has been deemed not ready for a new roommate you have the potential of having your room rate increase. Once your room has been deemed not ready for a new roommate your room rate will change to a double as single. The double-as-single room rate is $15.10 per day more than the standard double rate of each building. Likewise, if you are staying in a triple and it is deemed not ready to accept a third roommate, you will be charged triple-as-double room rate. The triple-as-double rate is $7.55 per day more than the standard triple rate of each building.
If you move onto campus during the academic year your contract will be from the day you sign it and move on campus until June 14th, 2013.
If you are in need of emergency housing please get in touch with Human Services Resource Center at 541-737-3747. We will work with them to assist you with temporary housing.
If you would like to move onto campus and into a residence hall in the middle of year you will want to fill out that term’s application. For example, if you are moving onto campus halfway through winter term please fill out the Winter Application. If you are experiencing issues with the application please send an email to Housing@oregonstate.edu and we can help you work through the issue.
Yes. There are a certain number of days of occupancy in each term therefore the later you move onto campus the fewer days you will be paying for that term. At the beginning of the next term your rate will be the amount posted on the rate sheet given your room type.
INTO OSU offers undergraduate and graduate Pathway programs designed for international students who want to earn a degree in the US but may have a slightly lower grade averages, test scores, or English language proficiency. A range of year round and intensive English language programs are also available through INTO OSU, for students who wish to become confident English speakers through study at a US university.
INTO OSU students have the options of living on campus in the International Living Learning Center, Bloss, Halsell, Finley, Buxton, Cauthorn, Hawley, and/or Poling.
Absolutely! Living with a student from another country and background can enrich your life and college experience for the better. If you are interested in living with an international student, please mark appropriately on your Housing and Dining application.
Potentially. It is important to keep your room half open at all times if your room is only half filled to capacity. If you live in the International Living Learning Center, Bloss, Halsell, Finley, Buxton, Cauthorn, Hawley, or Poling you could possibly receive an international student.
UHDS has many dining options throughout campus, including vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free, and Halal. For more information on specialty dining options, or to meet with our nutritionist to find dining options that meet your needs, visit the Nutrition page
International students may have orientation beginning prior to campus move-in dates. Students who need to arrive early to campus for orientation need to contact email@example.com to schedule a move in time the day before orientation starts.
All residence space has standard North American outlets with 120 volts. An adaptor and/or converter may be needed for items (computer, hair dryer, etc.) purchased outside of the United States. To see a list of appliances that are allowed in the residence space, see this list.
Many first year college students have never had a roommate before. A great roommate match takes effort from both people. As long as you and you roommate communicate well and discuss issues ahead of time, such as schedules, cleanliness of the room, and visitors, you will find that having a roommate is not a bad thing (in fact, it can even be a great thing). However, if you discover that you and your roommate can't resolve your conflicts, find a staff member in your Residence Hall or Cooperative House. These trained individuals are available to assist in solving conflicts.
Students who are on the formal recruitment list for 2012-2013 with the Office of Greek Life (541-737-5432) will have until Friday, September 16 to cancel their contracts with UHDS without being subject to the cancellation fee. If a student is not on the formal list the Office of Greek Life provides us and/or cancels after September 16, the cancellation fee will be valid. For 2013-2014 academic year, residents who have a signed contract with UHDS, participated in formal Greek recruitment, and plan on moving into a University-recognized Greek facility will have until September 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM to cancel this contract without being charged the cancellation fees.
Sure. It is important to live with someone you are comfortable with; but living with someone you may not know too well can be a great learning experience. However, we do not recommend living with someone you already know coming in as that might hinder your opportunities to meet new people.
If you have a specific medical condition that would require you to live in a certain environment, you will need to fill out a “Disability and Dietary Accommodations ” request form which can be found on your MyUHDS. You also will need to fill out an application with Disability Access Services (DAS) as early as possible in order to receive the full benefits of the service. DAS can be reached at (541) 737-4098. Requests for single rooms based solely on a desire to have a “quiet, undisturbed place to study” will not be granted.
Yes, however you will need to submit a “Disability and Dietary Accommodations ” request via your MyUHDS. You will also need to fill out an application with Disability Access Services (DAS) as early as possible in order to receive the full benefits of the service. DAS can be reached at (541) 737-4098. Please refer to the OSU Service & Assistance Animal Policy here.
If after two room inspections your room is not ready to accept a new roommate, your room rate has the potential to increase. In order for your room rate to return to the original rate it will needed to be demonstrated to either your RA or RD that the room is now ready and welcoming.
If you are not open to the idea of potentially receiving a new roommate, you will be considered in breach of the housing and dining contract that you signed prior to moving into the room. However, if you are interested in potentially buying out the extra space in your room and therefore assuming the room rate of double-as-single please email Housing@oregonstate.edu in order to begin the process. The double-as-single room option is not available in all residence halls.
About 10-15 years ago, all of our residence halls went co-ed. However, there are some single-gender wing options. The 4th floor west wing of Callahan, the 5th floor east wing of Wilson and the 3rd floor east wing of McNary are currently female only wings. In Sackett every wing is single-gender meaning you automatically will be placed near females or males, respectively. If you are interested in living in a cooperative house (Oxford, Azalea, Oxford and Avery), it can be helpful to know that the four houses are single gender. Dixon, Azalea, and Oxford are women only while Avery is men only.
Beginning in the Fall of 2012, the entire OSU campus is going smoke free . We do not allow the use of tobacco or alcohol (unless you are 21 or over and keep the substance on your side of the room) inside our residence halls.
If you notice an issue with your room, please submit a maintenance request form. This form is available through your MyUHDS. One of the maintenance workers will contact you shortly thereafter the request was submitted to discuss the situation further with you.
It is required when you live on campus that you have a primary emergency contact in case of emergencies. This form is available through your MyUHDS . If you are under 18 years of age, your primary emergency contact must be a guardian or parent. You may also choose to add a nickname that you would prefer to go by if you would like to do so.
Some halls – specifically, McNary, Halsell, Hawley-Buxton, West International and Weatherford hall have beds that can be lofted with a UHDS provided kit. You may reserve a loft kit through your MyUHDS once you have been assigned a room, signed your contract and submitted your arrival date. You may reserve your loft kit beginning on July 13th, 2012. All loft reservations that have been confirmed by August 10th, 2012 will be installed by UHDS staff and placed in the student’s room before the school year begins, with the student’s name on the loft. The loft rental price is $200.00, charged to the OSU account, and covers installation and removal of the loft by UHDS staff. The fee is nonrefundable and will not be reduced, even if the student moves out early, unless the student cancels their UHDS contract prior to arriving at OSU. If the student changes rooms to a room which accepts UHDS provided lofts, the loft can be moved with the student by UHDS staff for a $45.00 fee. If a student cancels their contract or moves to an ineligible room, they can transfer the loft to the roommate remaining in the room as long as there is no waitlist for lofts. There is no cost associated with transfers to a roommate.
If you are a student with a documented disability and you are considering enrolling at OSU and living on campus, or if you are a currently enrolled student, you should contact Disability Access Services (DAS) as early as possible to receive the full benefit of services available. Services are provided on a case-by-case basis. The types of accommodations provided are dependent on the nature of the student's disability. UHDS works closely with the Disability Access Services (DAS) office in providing housing and dining accommodations that meet individual needs. Students interested in living in accessible spaces in UHDS must first fill out the dietary and disability accommodation request. In order to submit the request, you will want to log onto your MyUHDS and look for the “Disability and Dietary Accommodations” form.
If you believe that you have been charged incorrectly or would like to appeal the charges for Housing and Dining, you will need to submit a Petition of Financial Appeal. This can be done via your MyUHDS. Please keep in mind the petition must be submitted within 45 days of the original charge and will need to provide documentation that you believe is relevant to your cases. You also cannot appeal charges that have not been put onto your account. The committee will met within 30 days of your submitted petition and will render their decision to you after the meeting via your ONID email.
Your address can be found via your MyUHDS once you have been assigned to a mailbox.
Yes. Every room in a residence hall comes with a desk, chair, wardrobe and a bed. Students are responsible for keeping all furniture inside of the room at all times. Any furniture that goes missing will be considered a conduct issue and will result in a meeting with your Resident Director (RD). We encourage students to decorate and make the room their own by bringing items from home, etc.
If you have any questions please contact our office at (541) 737-4771 or by email at UHDS@oregonstate.edu.