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During Fall 2017, Oregon State University move-in for all residence halls will be Sunday, Sept. 17. 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.
International student arrival dates at OSU are Sept. 10-11, 2017, depending on your program. Read more information for International Students.
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.
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.
Can I send mail or belongings via mail?
You can send packages or mail to your residence hall address when mailboxes are assigned on September 1. Service Centers will hold your mail and packages until the end of the first week of Fall Term.
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 $210 which can be billed to your student account in Fall Term. For more information on loft kit reservations, please view the loft kit site.
ID Cards and Dining 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 dining plan is already on your ID card, so no additional set up is necessary once you have your card. If you wish to change your dining 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 along with 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. There are grocery stores, restaurants and other destinations within walking distance from campus. To travel to locations further from campus, the Corvallis Transit System offers fareless public bus service. It is important to note that OSU Parking Services sells more parking permits than they have spots available. Permit information.
Economy Triples come with MicroFridge included:
Economy Triple rooms come with a MicroFridge already installed. Learn more about Economy Triples.
Rent a MicroFridge 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.
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.
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:
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.