- Austin Entrepreneurship Program
- Civic Engagement Community
- Honors College Program
- International Experience
- Global Village
- Transfer & Upper-division Experience
- Gender Inclusive Community
- Quiet Floors
- Women's Only Wings
- Men's Only Wings
- ROTC Wings
- Arts & Social Justice
- Health & Well-Being
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 $321.30 per term AEP program fee 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.
- Bloss Hall (2013-14) (2014-15)
Honors College Program: A Community of Scholars
West Hall is proud to be the home for University Honors College (UHC) students and those students who are interested and excited by the pursuit of knowledge. At West, Honors and non-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
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.
University Housing and Dining Services and INTO OSU are proud to announce a new living-learning program in the International Living-Learning Center, starting Fall 2013.
The Global Village living-learning community is a diverse residential community for undergraduate students, offering a unique global experience on campus at OSU. Residents of the Global Village will live and engage with fellow residents from diverse cultures and nationalities.
Working with the College of Engineering, Wilson provides its community members 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. One of Wilson's greatest attributes is the Engineering Resource Center which is equipped with study tables, a resource library, and computers that students may access 24 hours a day. Students with engineering accounts may log on to any of the computers which will give them access to an array of engineering software without even leaving the hall. Wilson 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 living spaces
Gender inclusive spaces are safe and supportive environments for co-living across identity and all gender identities and forms of gender expression, including gender variant, gender non-conforming and trans* communities. While residents do not have to identify with these communities, all residents are expected to contribute to the safe and supportive environment of the space.
Halsell Hall is home to our Gender Inclusive Community (GIC) that 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.
There are also some rooms designated as gender-inclusive living spaces in McNary Hall (Health & Well Being community) and Wilson Hall (Arts & Social Justice community) halls.
The realities of community living dictate that individuals respect community needs for the moderation of noise regardless of the established quiet hours. Noise is any sound, human or otherwise, which is disturbing to a resident. In an effort to reduce the amount of noise in the residence halls and cooperatives, specified quiet hours are in effect.
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.
- Buxton Hall (5th floor women in engineering wing)
- Callahan Hall (4th floor women only wing)
- McNary Hall (women only wing)
- Sackett Hall (the entire building is broken up into single-gender wings)
- Wilson Hall (women only wing)
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.
- Finley Hall , 7th floor (2013-14, 2014-15)
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. This community is gender-inclusive.
- McNary Hall, 6th floor (2014-15)
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.
- Wilson Hall, 6th floor (2014-15)
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.
- McNary Hall (2014-15)