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Your OSU ID is one of your most important tools on campus. It functions like a key to let you into your residence hall. It functions like a pre-paid debit card at dining centers and other meal locations, with both Dining Plan Dollars and Orange Cash loaded onto your card. It also gets you access to Rec Sports facilities, the Valley Library, the OSU Craft Center, and athletic events.
Your key is individually numbered and issued to you upon move in. Please keep your room and property safe by keeping your room locked.
Room changes and room swaps are available as space allows, between week 2 and week 9 of every term. Learn more about the room change process.
If there are any problems with your room or with any common space in your residence hall, please let us know right away—we want to fix it. You will not be charged for maintenance unless the problem was caused by deliberate vandalism. You can submit a maintenance request through MyUHDS.
If you have questions about your housing or dining accounts, you can contact the University Housing & Dining Services administrative office at any time. Parents and family members can find more information about supporting their students and links to parent resources and frequently asked questions on our Parent & Families home page.
Your service center is your first stop when you need help or have questions about anything relating to living on campus. Service Centers are where you go to pick up mail and packages. Staff at service centers can help you if you’re locked out, and can assist you if you have a maintenance request. They’re located in the dining center on each side of campus, and they’re open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Find your service center.
Your Dining Plan gets you access to meals at three dining centers, drinks and snacks at four cafes, and groceries at our campus grocery store or two convenience stores.
Eco2Go is an award-winning sustainability program that replaces disposable to-go containers in our dining centers with re-usable containers. We rely on participation from students and staff to make the program successful; you can do your part by rinsing and returning your Eco2Go containers after you use them. You can return them to bins in your residence hall, to any dining center, or to collection bins around campus.