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Your OSU ID is one of your most important tools on campus. It functions like a key to let you into your residence hall. It functions like a pre-paid debit card at dining centers and other meal locations, with both Dining Plan Dollars and Orange Cash loaded onto your card. It also gets you access to Rec Sports facilities, the Valley Library, the OSU Craft Center, and athletic events.
Your key is individually numbered and issued to you upon move in. Please keep your room and property safe by keeping your room locked.
Many college roommates often turn out to be lifelong friends. However, one of the most challenging aspects of college can be living with a roommate. Typically, this is the first time you have either lived in the same room with someone or lived with a person you know little about. Either way, living with someone in a small space can be difficult but with perseverance and determination this can be a rewarding experience. Although many roommates get along from check-in day, below are some tips on developing successful roommate relationships.
Room changes and room swaps are available as space allows, between week 2 and week 9 of every term. Learn more about the room change process.
If there are any problems with your room or with any common space in your residence hall, please let us know right away—we want to fix it. You will not be charged for maintenance unless the problem was caused by deliberate vandalism. You can submit a maintenance request through MyUHDS.
If you have questions about your housing or dining accounts, you can contact the University Housing & Dining Services administrative office at any time. Parents and family members can find more information about supporting their students and links to parent resources and frequently asked questions on our Parent & Families home page.
Your service center is your first stop when you need help or have questions about anything relating to living on campus. Service Centers are where you go to pick up mail and packages. Staff at service centers can help you if you’re locked out, and can assist you if you have a maintenance request. They’re located in the dining center on each side of campus, and they’re open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Find your service center.
All residence hall rooms have a wired network connection and OSU wireless connectivity. We recommend bringing a network cable to connect to the wired network, even if you plan to use wireless. Wired connections are faster, more secure, and more reliable than wireless connections. OSU does not allow the use of personal wireless routers or access points as they can interfere with OSU's wireless coverage. For more information, visit ResNet.
Your Dining Plan gets you access to meals at three dining centers, drinks and snacks at four cafes, and groceries at our campus grocery store or two convenience stores.
Eco2Go is an award-winning sustainability program that replaces disposable to-go containers in our dining centers with re-usable containers. We rely on participation from students and staff to make the program successful; you can do your part by rinsing and returning your Eco2Go containers after you use them. You can return them to bins in your residence hall, to any dining center, or to collection bins around campus.
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.
Welcome Week, Sept. 22-29, 2019, is your chance to connect to community and learn what it means to be a part of Beaver Nation. See the Welcome Week schedule and start planning your first week on campus now.