Dear students and families,

We are so pleased to welcome you to Oregon State University! The team at University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is committed to ENGAGING our students in community, ENRICHING their lives, and helping them flourish and THRIVE. Every day, each of us in UHDS helps create a living and learning environment designed to foster student success.

We believe that by creating this unique living and learning environment, our students will feel that they truly belong here at OSU and in their residential community. When students feel they belong, that they have connections to their fellow students, to their faculty and staff, and to the deep sense of place here at OSU, they will find greater success and fulfillment in both their personal and academic pursuits. In fact, studies show that first-year students who live on campus typically have higher average GPAs than those who do not. They are also more likely to return for their second year of college.

OSU and UHDS welcome students and guests from a wide variety of locations, backgrounds, personal circumstance, and histories. We believe that those differences make us a stronger institution, enhance our life experiences, and help us create a community where all students can truly belong. So, live here, thrive here, and together let’s make OSU, Beaver Nation, the place where YOU belong.

Sincerely,

Stephen Jenkins
Interim Executive Director, University Housing and Dining Services