- Housing Options
- Apply For Housing
- Rates + Policies
- Resident Services
Check out this quick video tutorial and learn how to complete our fall 2021 new student housing application.
As you navigate through the process of applying for housing at Oregon State University, we have compiled a list of tips to assist you through the process.
For help with selecting a roommate, look at our Tips for Selecting A Roommate.
We do not require a deposit or fee to apply for housing. We do this in an effort to make the process easy and accessible for all students. The first charge for housing will be a $50 non-refundable housing contract fee that will be assessed when you select or are assigned a room. For fall students, this $50 charge will be assessed in conjunction with fall term housing charges and will appear on the University bill that is issued in September.
As you complete the housing application and contract, please look over our list of Living-Learning Communities and Special Interest Communities, and think about what will be the best home for you. These communities are designed around shared academic areas, common interests, and personal identities, and can help you build social and academic connections at OSU. Please be aware that some communities have eligibility requirements, so be sure that you are eligible for a community before you select it on your housing application.
As part of the housing application process, you will be required to select one of our dining plan options. Don’t worry too much about making the best selection as we know that eating patterns and needs change as you navigate living on campus. Students can change to a larger plan at any time, and can change to a smaller plan for the first three weeks of each term. We recommend students start with Plan 2, then keep an eye on their spending patterns and adjust their plan during the year if needed.
As part of a comprehensive First Year Experience program, the University requires first-year students to live-on campus their first year at OSU. To learn more about this requirement, review our First Year Experience page.
Change your mind about your living preferences? Want to revise your answer to a question? You can submit your application and then return to it at any time until you have a room assignment. Returning to your application to make updates will not change your application completion date, or change your priority date for room assignment.
If you have a documented disability and would like to request an accommodation as part of the housing assignment process, please complete a Disability Accommodation Request. Housing staff will work in conjunction with Disability Access Services staff to provide a reasonable accommodation based on the individual needs of a student.
Please read over the terms and conditions carefully before you sign this legal document. See our important dates page for more information regarding when you are eligible for a room assignment based on the term for which you are applying.
Make sure you understand the contract before you sign it.
We understand that parents are actively involved in the college selection process for many students, but this application and contract are for you, not your parents. This is about your experience on campus: where you want to live, who you want to live with, how you’re going to eat, etc. We encourage you to get input from family about this process but remember this is your contract and your experience. (If you are younger than 18 when signing your contract, you will also need a signature from your parent or legal guardian.)