Special Interest Housing communities are built around common interests but not tied to any specific academic program. Students who opt to live in these communities commit to abiding by the specifics regulations of that program. Unless otherwise specified, buildings and wing locations for these programs will be identified prior to room selection once we have a better understanding of the demand for the programs. Living programs for 2016-2017 are:

Collegiate Recovery Community

A Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addiction can find peer support as well as other recovery support services while attaining a college education.

Female-only and Male-only communities

Gender intentional communities are designed for students who have specific religious or cultural reasons for wanting to live in a community with fellow students who identify as the same gender. Students who reside in these communities do so with the understanding that guests of the opposite gender will not be permitted in the suite. These suites are part of co-ed communities, but have their own private bathrooms. All of these suites are corner suites in Hawley and Buxton Halls.
  • Female-Only area (By choosing to live in this suite, you agree to no male visitors)
  • Men-Only area (By choosing to live in this suite, you agree to no female visitors)

International experience

Oregon State University hosts many international students each year in partnership with INTO OSU’s pathway programs for English language learners. To accommodate the influx of international students, and to provide a rich learning experience for domestic students, we offer the opportunity to live with an international student in almost every residence hall.

Single gender wings

If you would like to live on an all male or female wing, we have some limited single gender wings available. Buxton and Sackett have single gender female wings, and Sackett has single gender male wings.

Study intensive wings

The realities of community living dictate that individuals respect community needs for the moderation of noise regardless of the established quiet hours. Noise is any sound, human or otherwise, which is disturbing to a resident. In an effort to reduce the amount of noise in the residence halls, and in response to student requests, we introduced study intensive wings. These communities have established 24 hours of quiet as compared to the standard hours stipulated in the UHDS Policy Guide. Students living in these communities will sign a contract addendum stating they will agree to
these terms.
  • Locations to be announced

ROTC wings

UHDS provides a unique living environment for students who participate in the ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) Program. Students who would like to live with other ROTC students, who keep the same rigorous ROTC schedule, are welcome to join the community in Finley Hall on the 7th floor.

Substance free

Students living on this floor sign an agreement to live substance-free and support a substance-free lifestyle (no drugs or alcohol). Locations determined by interest

Transfer and upper-division experience

While first-year students are required to live on campus, a growing number of upper-division and transfer students find equal value and benefits from living on campus. To further accommodate students who are older than our traditionally-aged first year students, we have several halls where large numbers of upper-division and transfer students live in community.
  • Halsell Hall (To select this hall, students must be at least 20 years old OR a transfer student OR a returning student. This hall is gender-inclusive, meaning that suitemates do not all have to be the
  • same gender.)
  • Bloss Hall (The second floor is reserved for transfer and upper-division students.)
  • Tebeau Hall (Like Halsell and Bloss Hall, the new Tebeau Hall features suite-style living, making it an attractive option for upper-division students.)


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