Living on campus at Oregon State can be a great option for graduate students who want convenience and flexibility in their housing choice, along with proximity to academic buildings and campus resources.

Live in community with students in their second year and above

Graduate students living on campus at Oregon State may live with other graduate students or with upper-division undergrad or post-baccalaureate students in one of our apartment or residence hall communities set aside for those who are beyond their first year of college.

On-campus housing options

Residence halls

Campus residence halls offer either traditional rooms or suite-style living, with bedrooms typically shared between two and three students. Suite-style units offer a shared in-unit kitchenette and/or restroom. Learn about our communities for students in their second year and above.

On-campus apartments

Graduate and other upper-division students may apply to live in The Gem or 1045 SW Madison Ave. (opening fall term 2024). The Gem primarily features studio and one-bedroom units, while 1045 SW Madison Ave. will be studio and two-bedroom apartment-style suites. Units are fully furnished and all utilities are included. Please be advised there is a waiting list for these spaces, so we recommend students apply soon after being admitted to OSU.

Student family housing

Students who are married, have registered domestic partners, or have children living at home can apply to live in Orchard Court, Oregon State's family housing apartment community. Please be advised that there is a waiting list for these spaces; visit the Family Housing page to learn more about eligibility and options.

Convenience and amenities

Whether you choose to live in a residence hall or an on-campus apartment, you'll enjoy:

  • On-site laundry, streaming movies and television, and high-speed internet connections included in your room or apartment rate.
  • Fully furnished residence hall rooms and furnished apartments in The Gem and 1045 SW Madison Ave.
  • Your expenses in one bill, and no security deposits or credit checks needed.
  • No penalty if you choose to move out for an OSU-sponsored or affiliated academic opportunity.
  • Academic-year contracts for the residence halls, or year-round contracts for campus apartments.
  • Resident-zone parking eligibility for students living in a residence hall who choose to bring a car to campus.
Enjoy campus dining

Whether you choose to live on or off campus, Oregon State dining welcomes you. From cafes serving locally roasted coffee to restaurants offering fresh, house-made meals, there is plenty of selection across campus. You can even have your food delivered to you by robot!

If you live in a residence hall, you'll sign up for a dining plan to use at UHDS-operated locations, including Cascadia Market, our on-campus grocery store. When you spend from your dining plan, you'll receive a 20-percent discount at micro-restaurants in the dining centers and a 10-percent discount at other UHDS restaurants, cafes and markets. Explore UHDS locations and menus.

All students can take advantage of OSU's Orange Cash program. Use the Orange Cash account on your OSU ID card to pay at campus dining locations and get a 10-percent discount on your purchases. Orange Cash is also accepted at locations that don't take UHDS dining plans.

How to Apply

Learn the important dates to apply to live in a residence hall.

Read about the apartment application process.

Learn more and get started on the housing application.

Download our FAQ for more information.

Contact our UHDS main administrative office for additional questions.