OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fall Term Move-In Guide

 

Move-In building and parking map Oregon State

Arriving at OSU
Driving Directions and Parking Information
Check-in and Arrival Information
Move-in times by date and floor

What is my arrival date and time?

Check MyUHDS for your arrival date and time. If you are interested in learning more about how arrival works, see the information below.

Arriving at OSU – September 20, 2015

During Fall 2015, OSU move-in will be Sunday, Sept. 20 for all residence halls. Check-in and arrival times will be assigned to students for specific slots during the day and will be announced via your MyUHDS account. Arrive at the hall you're living in and staff will guide you through the check-in process from there. Scroll to the bottom of this page for more detailed maps of each side of campus.

International Student Arrival dates are from Sept. 14-15 at Oregon State University depending on program. Read more information for International Students.

Helpful Hints

  • Volunteers will help unload your belongings to the curb outside of your assigned hall.
  • As soon as your vehicle is unloaded, please move it to long-term parking. This will help ensure others get moved in quickly as well.
  • Somebody must stay with your vehicle at all times when parked in a loading zone.
  • Please obey all traffic signage and volunteer and police directions. Please also be aware of construction vehicles and activity.
  • Long term parking is available in the Reser Longterm Parking Lot, Longterm Parking Garage, and lots near Sackett Hall (purple on map).
  • Students with multiple cars are requested to only bring one vehicle at a time to the loading zones. The bike lane on northbound SW 30th will be available as a temporary unloading zone.
  • Volunteers as well as Oregon state Police, the Department of Public Safety, and Benton County Sheriff will be on site to ensure smooth traffic flow.

Check in and Arrival Information:

When you arrive on campus, you should check in at the to-be-determined check-in station in your area. You'll receive your room key and be asked to sign a Room and Dining Contract if you did not electronically sign online. When you arrive at your room, please verify the condition of the room and report any maintenance concerns via your MyUHDS account. There will be a link available on MyUHDS to update the condition of your room. Noting the condition of your room as accurately as possible will help us know the state of your room as you entered it, and will reduce any confusion if a damage charge is assessed when you move out of the space. 

Students arriving after 7 PM must check in with the Resident Assistant on duty in their assigned building. The RA on duty can be reached by calling the posted cell phone number on their hall door.

Where do I get a cart to move my stuff to my room?
Carrying carts are available in the main lobbies of each hall. They may be checked out there from your hall's Resident Assistants.

How do I know my mailing address?

You can find your mailing address and mailbox information online via your MyUHDS account. Remember that your mailbox number is different than your room number.

Where do I get loft kits?
If you would like to sign up for a loft kit please sign up on your MyUHDS account. The rental charge for a loft kit is $200 which can be billed to your student account. For more information on loft kit reservations please view the loft kit site.

ID Cards and Meal Plans:
If you did not get your student ID card during the START program please go to the ID center located in Memorial Union room 103. You need your ID card to eat at the dining centers. Your meal plan is already on your ID card, no set up is necessary once you have your ID card. If you wish to change your meal plan please go to your MyUHDS account to submit a dining plan change.

Computer Network Connections:
All residence hall rooms have a wired network connection and most all have wireless coverage. We recommend bringing a network cable to connect to the wired network, even if you plan on using wireless. Wired connections are faster, more secure, and more reliable than wireless. We highly discourage the use of wireless routers as they may interfere with wireless coverage. For more information contact ResNet.

Room and Board Payment Information:
Room and board charges are billed to your student account at the beginning of each term. These charges will appear on an online eBill statement, which includes all tuition, housing, and other miscellaneous university charges and payments. eBills are processed on the 5th of each month and include all new charges or credits. Residents will receive a copy of their eBill via their university email address (ONID) account. All charges on your student account can be paid for at the Accounts Payable window on the 1st floor of the Kerr Administration building.

Parking on campus:
A car is not a necessity, but many students have cars at OSU. Most locations are within walking distance from campus. To travel to locations further from campus, the Corvallis transit system allows students with a valid OSU ID card to ride the bus for free. It is important to note that OSU Parking Services sells more parking permits than they have spots available. Permit information.

Changing rooms:
Room changes will be available starting the second week of classes and will be available through the ninth week of classes. You will need to contact your Resident Director to make a room change. You can also stop by or call a Service Center to find out more information about switching rooms.

Economy Triples come with MicroFridge included:
Economy Triple rooms come with a MicroFridge already installed. Learn more about Economy Triples.

Rent a Mircro Fridge or Pre-Purchase Bedding:

Collegiate Concepts is an example of a company that rents mini-refrigerators and refrigerator-microwave combinations to Oregon State students. Students can also bring their own refrigerator and appliances, as long as they meet the standards of University Housing and Dining Services' What to Bring and What Not to Bring list.

Students may pre-order bedding that will be shipped to their campus address via an annual promotion from the Residence Hall Association (residence hall student government). Information.

Personal Property (Renters) Insurance:
UHDS recommends purchasing Personal Property or Renters Insurance either through your family’s existing account, or through one of many insurance agencies.

Assigned Arrival Times

Bloss Hall

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Sixth (6th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Seventh (7th) Floor:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Buxton Hall

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Callahan Hall

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Sixth (6th) Floor:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Cauthorn

  • First (1st) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Finley

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Sixth (6th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Seventh (7th) Floor:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Halsell

  • First (1st) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Hawley

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

International Living-Learning Center

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

McNary

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Sixth (6th) Floor:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Poling

  • First (1st) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Sackett

  • First (1st) Floor All Wings: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Second (2nd) Floor All Wings: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor All Wings: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Tebeau

  • First (1st) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Second (2nd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Weatherford (Welcome Week Schedule)

  • Third (3rd) and Fourth (4th) Floor All Wings: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Second (2nd) Floor All Wings: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Ground Floor (Basement) & Floor 1 (1st) All Wings:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

West

  • First (1st) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20

Wilson

  • Second (2nd) Floor: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Third (3rd) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fourth (4th) Floor: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Fifth (5th) Floor: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.
  • Sixth (6th) Floor:  8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

Arriving at OSU Outside of the Move-In Day

For all students arriving before or after the standard arrival day, please check in with the Service Center that works with the building you will be living in.  A list of these are noted below:

  • West Side Residents– (Cauthorn, Buxton, Hawley, Poling, Sackett and West)
    • Check in at the West Service Center located in the Marketplace West Dining
  • Weatherford Residents
    • Check in at the Weatherford Service Center located across from the entrance to Bings Café
  • East Side Residents- (Callahan, McNary, Tebeau and Wilson)
    • Check in at the McNary Service Center located in the McNary Central Dining Center
  • South Side Residents- (Bloss, Finley, Halsell and  the International Living Learning Center)
    • Check in at the Arnold Service Center located in the Arnold Dining Center
Buxton Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014) 
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
Hawley Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
Cauthorn Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
• First floor – check in 2:00 pm or after 
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
Finley Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
• Sixth floor - check in at 8:00 am or after
• Seventh floor - check in at 8:00 am or after
McNary Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
• Sixth floor - check in at 8:00 am or after
Weatherford Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
• Ground floor- check in at 8:00 am or after
• First floor- check in at 8:00 am or after
• Second floor- check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Third floor- check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fourth floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after 
West Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
• First floor – check in 2:00 pm or after 
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
Wilson Hall (Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
• Sixth floor - check in at 8:00 am or after
Bloss Hall (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
• Sixth floor - check in at 8:00 am or after
• Seventh floor - check in at 8:00 am or after
Callahan Hall (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
• Sixth floor - check in at 8:00 am or after
Halsell Hall (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)
• First floor – check in 11:00 am or after 
• Second floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Third floor- check in at 8:00 am or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
Poling Hall (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
Sackett Hall (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)
• First floor – check in 2:00 pm or after 
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 8:00 am or after
Tebeau Hall (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)
• First floor – check in 2:00 pm or after 
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 11:00 am or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after 
ILLC (Sunday, September 21, 2014)
• Second floor – check in at 2:00 pm or after 
• Third floor- check in at 2:00 pm or after
• Fourth floor – check in at 11:00 am or after 
• Fifth floor – check in at 8:00 am or after

Early Arrival Information

To be eligible for early arrival you must be part of a pre-arranged group (such as Marching Band, ROTC, or pre-college programs).  If you’re unsure whether you are approved for early arrival you must speak to your program coordinator. Individual early arrivals will not be accepted. For more information please contact UHDS at 541-737-4771.

Arriving after 5 p.m.?

Students arriving after 5 p.m. on the move-in day must check-in at their service center, and if it is after 7 p.m. 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.

Driving Directions and Parking Information

Residents and their families do not need a parking permit to park in student and visitor parking during Move-In Day. Residents that wish to purchase a parking permit for the school year can do so online after September 1. See the Transportation and Parking Services website for more information on purchasing permits, the campus zonal parking system, Beaver Bus shuttle route and alternative transportation resources.

West Side (Buxton, Cauthorn, Hawley, Poling, Sackett, Weatherford & West) 

West Side Loading Zones

Driving Directions: 

Entering campus from south side -- 

  • From I-5, take Exit 228.
  • Turn west onto Highway 34 towards Corvallis/Newport.
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 10 miles.
  • Take the OR-34 exit, Exit 228, toward Corvallis.
  • Turn right onto OR-34 toward Corvallis/Newport.
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 10 miles.
  • Turn left onto OR-34 Bypass/Corvallis-Newport Hwy. toward Philomath/Newport/Reser Stadium (At the light right before going over the bridge into Corvallis).
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 2 miles (Hw. 20/34/Philomath Blvd.)
  • Turn right onto 26th Street.
  • Proceed north into campus. You will cross three major intersections before arriving at Weatherford Hall in the center of campus.
  • Free long-term parking will be available at Reser Stadium and in the parking garage above the OSU Beaver Store.

Entering campus through downtown -- 

  • Traveling on Interstate 5, take the Highway 34 exit which reads "Corvallis/Oregon State University" (exit number 228). 
  • Go west toward Corvallis on Highway 34 for about 10 miles. 
  • Cross the Willamette River bridge onto Harrison Boulevard. 
  • Turn left two blocks after crossing the bridge, onto 4th Street. 
  • Continue on 4th Street until you reach Western Boulevard. 
  • Turn right (west) onto Western Boulevard. 
  • Continue on Western Boulevard until you reach 26th Street, then turn right (north). 
  • Continue on 26th Street until you reach Jefferson Way, turn left (west).
  • Free long-term parking will be available at Reser Stadium and in the parking garage above the OSU Beaver Store.

East Side (McNary, Wilson, Callahan & Tebeau) 

East Side Loading Zones

Driving Directions: 

Entering campus from south side -- 

  • From I-5, take Exit 228.
  • Turn west onto Highway 34 towards Corvallis/Newport.
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 10 miles.
  • Take the OR-34 exit, Exit 228, toward Corvallis.
  • Turn right onto OR-34 toward Corvallis/Newport.
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 10 miles.
  • Turn left onto OR-34 Bypass/Corvallis-Newport Hwy. toward Philomath/Newport/Reser Stadium (At the light right before going over the bridge into Corvallis).
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 2 miles (Hw. 20/34/Philomath Blvd.)
  • Turn right onto 15th Street
  • Proceed north into campus. You will cross two major intersections before arriving near Callahan Hall in the east of campus.
  • Turn right on Washington Avenue or Jefferson Way to access parking lots around east side residence halls.
  • Free long-term parking will be available at Reser Stadium and in the parking garage above the OSU Beaver Store.

Entering campus through downtown -- 

  • Traveling on Interstate 5, take the Highway 34 exit which reads "Corvallis/Oregon State University" (exit number 228). 
  • Go west toward Corvallis on Highway 34 for about 10 miles. 
  • Cross the Willamette River bridge onto Harrison Boulevard. Turn left two blocks after crossing the bridge, onto 4th Street. 
  • Continue on 4th Street until you reach Jefferson Avenue. Turn right (west) onto Jefferson Avenue. 
  • Travel west on Jefferson Avenue until you reach 11th Street. 
  • Turn left (south) onto 11th Street, and take the next right (west) onto Adams Avenue.
  • Free long-term parking will be available at Reser Stadium and in the parking garage above the OSU Beaver Store.

South Side (Bloss, Finley, Halsell, & the International Living Learning Center) 

South Side Loading Zones

Driving Directions: 

Entering campus from south side -- 

  • From I-5, take Exit 228.
  • Turn west onto Highway 34 towards Corvallis/Newport.
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 10 miles.
  • Take the OR-34 exit, Exit 228, toward Corvallis.
  • Turn right onto OR-34 toward Corvallis/Newport.
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 10 miles.
  • Turn left onto OR-34 Bypass/Corvallis-Newport Hwy. toward Philomath/Newport/Reser Stadium (At the light right before going over the bridge into Corvallis).
  • Continue on OR-34 for about 2 miles (Hw. 20/34/Philomath Blvd.)
  • Turn right onto 26th Street.
  • Proceed north into campus. To access parking lots and unloading zones around southside residence halls, turn right on Western Boulevard, Stadium Avenue or Washington Way.
  • Free long-term parking will be available at Reser Stadium and in the parking garage above the OSU Beaver Store.

Entering campus through downtown --

  • Traveling on Interstate 5, take the Highway 34 exit which reads "Corvallis/Oregon State University" (exit number 228). 
  • Go west toward Corvallis on Highway 34 for about 10 miles. 
  • Cross the Willamette River bridge onto Harrison Boulevard. 
  • Turn left two blocks after crossing the bridge, onto 4th Street.
  • Continue on 4th Street until you reach Western Boulevard. 
  • Turn right (west) onto Western Boulevard. Continue on Western Boulevard until you reach 26th Street, then turn right (north).
  • Free long-term parking will be available at Reser Stadium and in the parking garage above the OSU Beaver Store.