Hall Themes

Austin Entrepreneurship Program

Weatherford Residential College is the home of The Austin Entrepreneurship Program, in conjunction and close collaboration with the College of Business and the College of Engineering. With 290 beds, Weatherford is home to students of many disciplines, all sharing an interest in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Weatherford Hall is a blend of living and learning environments which will encourage students to create their own enterprise. Renovated and re-opened in September 2004, Weatherford consists of student rooms, student incubator spaces, faculty and program offices, a faculty apartment, two self-contained suites for visiting entrepreneurs, investors and professors, a cyber cafe, an entrepreneurship library, a conference room and two classrooms. The residential entrepreneurial concept includes an extensive informal curriculum including seminars, guest speakers, facilitated interactions and programming.

In addition to the room and meal cost for Weatherford Hall, there is also a $331 per term AEP program fee for 2014-2015 to help cover part of the program costs. By applying to live in Weatherford you are adding value to your personal and professional development and investing in your future. If you are on need based financial aid you may be eligible for a waiver of the fee.

Civic Engagement Community

Bloss Hall is a themed on-campus residence hall that is supported by the Center for Civic Engagement and University Housing and Dining Services. The goal of this themed housing experience is to bring together like-minded students into one living community to engage, grow, and learn from one another. The civic engagement theme is evident through various direct and in-direct service projects as well as educational opportunities like documentary showings and open discussions on various social issues. Residents will also have access to a direct, live-in contact from the Center for Civic Engagement to easily become engaged in individual service opportunities as they please.

Honors College Program: A Community of Scholars

West Hall is proud to be the home for University Honors College (UHC) students. At West, Honors students live and learn together, discuss and act on community issues, and have lots of fun. University Honors College faculty are involved with residents through academic and intellectually focused programming and in-hall office hours. Each residential floor has two large rooms that are dedicated study areas. How to apply to live in the Honors College Living/Learning Community

International Experience

In 2009, Oregon State University became the first university in the United States to partner with INTO University Partnerships, an organization that has worked with institutions in the United Kingdom to increase their international student enrollment. The initiative will recruit international students into a one-year “pathway” program that university officials estimate will enroll 500 to 650 participants annually within five years.

To accommodate the new international students and to provide a rich learning experience for domestic students, the International Living-Learning Center has been dedicated for this international experience. The mission of these residence halls are to responsibly educate, encourage, and celebrate cultural diversity, personal growth, and respect through communication, involvement, and positive community interactions. The International Living-Learning Center will have a 50-50% split between domestic students and international students from INTO-OSU program.

Global Village

The Global Village in the International Living-Learning Center is a community for International and American students who are passionate about cultural exchange and global experiences. Through partnership with INTO OSU and the College of Liberal Arts, the Global Village offers international-domestic roommate pairs, globally-themed hall programs and faculty workshops, and hands-on service learning experiences. 


Working with the College of Engineering, this community in Hawley and Buxton halls provides its residents with a host of exciting opportunities. As part of the engineering community, students have the opportunity to create connections between their in-class and out-of-class experiences. Buxton Hall also offers a program designed for women in engineering.

  • Buxton (5th Floor south wing: Women in engineering)

Transfer & Upper-division Experience

Halsell is the home of our Upper-division Experience program geared towards providing upper-division students the tools and opportunities to prepare for the future after college through focusing on five distinct areas: career planning, leadership and involvement, academic enhancement, experiencing diversity, and enhancing community. Students living in Halsell must be at least 20 years old OR a transfer student OR a returning student.

Gender Inclusive Community

Halsell Hall is home to our Gender Inclusive Community (GIC) allows our residents to room with anyone of any gender identity or gender expression. This living environment can accommodate students who desire to live with friends and family, etc. as well as all gender identities including man, woman and transgender, among many others. GIC additionally serves as an ideal housing option for gender-variant students by upholding a community that is supportive of the diversity of gender identity and expression.

Men/Women Only Wings

If you would like to live on an all men or women wing, we have some limited single gender wings available. Callahan, McNary, Sackett, and Wilson have single gender women wings, and Sackett has single gender men wings.

ROTC Wings

UHDS provides a unique living environment for students who participate in the ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) Program. Students who would like to live with other ROTC students, who keep the same rigorous ROTC schedule, are welcome to join the community in Finley Hall.


Substance free: Students participating in this community have educational, academic, advisory, community building and programmatic opportunities that support their decision to live a substance-free lifestyle as well as improve their academics and general life skills. Students living on this floor sign an agreement to live substance-free and support a substance-free lifestyle (no drugs or alcohol).

Arts & Social Justice

The Arts & Social Justice Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a space for visual artists, performance artists, and creative writers to connect, engage, and inspire art in the interest of positive sustainable change. Through the arts, we aim to engage multiple communities and to explore interpersonal and systemic issues of social justice to create spaces that will challenge paradigms and transform the lives of our residents, our campus community, and our world. This community is gender-inclusive.

Health & Well-Being

The Health & Well-Being Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a space for students to connect with other students who are excited about Health and Science, especially the intersection of these fields and particularly with the perspective of improving our communities across Oregon and beyond.