Arriving at OSU – September 18, 2016

During Fall 2016, OSU move-in will be Sunday, Sept. 18 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 and a link to download a PDF of our printed Move-In Guide with parking pass.

International Student Arrival dates are from Sept. 11-12, 2016 at Oregon State University 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 2nd. 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 $200 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 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.

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

Rent a Micro 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.

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.

Arriving at OSU Outside of 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, Weatherford, and West
    • Check in at the West Service Center located in the Marketplace West Dining Center
  • 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

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.

Printed Move-In Guide

Click here to download our printed move-in guide with parking pass.  Move-In Guide with Parking Pass

Click here to download our detailed traffic and unloading zones guide.  2016 Specific Loading Zones