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Move In Date: September 16
Check-in and arrival times will be assigned to students for specific slots during the day and will be announced via your MyUHDS account
During Fall 2018, Oregon State University move-in for all residence halls will be Sunday, Sept. 16. 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 at OSU is Sept. 12, 2018. Read more information for International Students.
Moving in? Check out our 2017 move-in mailer guide. An updated move-in guide for Fall 2018 will be posted online and mailed to each student's home address in August 2018.
Incoming graduate students who are attending Grad Welcome Week can move in beginning September 8, 2018. To confirm your need to arrive, please email: Housing@oregonstate.edu
Check your MyUHDS for your arrival date and time. Other detailed instructions for Move-In Day will be in the 2018 Move-In Guide mailed to your home address later this summer.
Bring your OSU ID card to check in. You will need it to access your building and to eat in the dining center. If you did not receive your ID card during your START program, please pick it up at the ID Center located in Memorial Union room 103. Without your OSU ID card, you will be required to show an alternate ID at check-in and our staff will advise you on temporary options.
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.
You can send packages or mail to your residence hall address when mailboxes are assigned on September 4. The Service Center where your mailbox is located will hold your mail and packages until the end of the first week of Fall Term.
If you would like to sign up for a loft kit please sign up via 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 page.
Economy Triple rooms come with a mini refrigerator, freezer, microwave combination appliance already installed. Learn more about Economy Triples.
UHDS recommends purchasing Personal Property or Renters Insurance either through your family’s existing account, or through one of many insurance agencies.
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.
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.
West Side Residents (Cauthorn, Buxton, Hawley, Poling, Sackett, Weatherford, and West)
East Side Residents (Callahan, McNary, Tebeau and Wilson)
South Side Residents (Bloss, Finley, Halsell and the International Living-Learning Center)
If you did not get your student ID card during your 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, you will be able to go to your MyUHDS account and submit a dining plan change once Fall Term begins.
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.
Students arriving after 5 p.m. on 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 cell phone number that is posted on the residence hall doors.