About Buxton Hall

Kitchens

  • Buxton has a shared kitchen on the ground floor near the DamLab Makerspace. It has a full-size refrigerator, oven, cooktop, sink and microwave, and is available for residents 24/7. 
  • Each floor has a shared microwave in the floor lounge/kitchenette.
  • Residents of the Second Year & Above community have access to an additional large kitchen on the first floor.
  • For the 2020-21 academic year, cooking supplies are not available for residents to check out. Learn more about residence hall safety precautions in response to COVID-19.

Lounges

  • Residents in Buxton and Hawley share a large lounge on the first floor of Hawley with cable TV, couches, and games.
  • There are also smaller lounges and study spaces on each floor of both buildings. All lounges are available to residents 24/7.
  • For the 2020-21 school year, in order to comply with state guidelines regarding physical distancing, all common areas will have a maximum occupancy sign posted, and some lounges and common areas will be closed.
  • For the 2020-21 school year, residents need to bring their own game equipment like ping-pong paddles or pool cues; shared equipment is not available.
  • Learn more about residence hall safety precautions in response to COVID-19.

  

Laundry Room

Laundry in Oregon State University residence halls is free for residents; no coins or cards are required.

  • The Buxton Hall laundry room is located in the basement.
  • Residents should bring their own laundry soap and other supplies.
  • Liquid detergent is preferred.
  • Laundry pods must be placed in the washer itself.

See which machines in Buxton Hall are currently available.

 

  

Trash and Recycling

Each resident room has a bin for trash and a bin for recycling. When the room bins are full, residents need to empty them in the building's trash and recycling areas.

  • Bottles, cans and paper: recycle these items inside, in the gray recycling bins in the lobby area on the ground floor.
  • Corrugated cardboard: recycle cardboard outside, in the cardboard bin on the north side of the building along the Jefferson Way sidewalk.
  • Trash: empty your trash can outside, in the dumpster on the north side of the building along the Jefferson Way sidewalk.

Learn more about recycling on campus.

Bathrooms in Buxton Hall

  • Some suites on upper floors of Buxton Hall has semi-private bathrooms containing a shower and toilet; these are shared only with other residents of the suite.
  • Residents of suite-style bathrooms are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms. Bathrooms in common areas are cleaned daily by UHDS custodial staff.
  • See below for additional information on restrooms available throughout the building.
  • two single-user gender-inclusive restrooms (toilet and sink only)
  • two single-user gender-inclusive restrooms (toilet and sink only)
  • two single-user gender-inclusive restrooms (toilet and sink only)
  • three single-user gender-inclusive bathrooms (shower, toilet and sink)
  • one multi-user gender-inclusive bathroom
  • one multi-user men's bathroom
  • two multi-user women's bathrooms
  • one multi-user gender-inclusive bathroom
  • two multi-user men's bathrooms
  • one multi-user women's bathroom
  • one multi-user gender-inclusive bathroom
  • one multi-user men's bathroom
  • two multi-user women's bathrooms
  • one multi-user gender-inclusive bathroom
  • three multi-user women's bathrooms

Living-Learning Communities

Engineering Living-Learning Community: All pre-engineering majors are welcome in the Engineering Living-Learning Community.

This unique living community is a great way for pre-engineering students to make friendships and create connections between their in-class and out-of-class experiences. Residents can get to know College of Engineering faculty and advisors outside of the classroom, and also have access to the DamLab Makerspace, a state-of-the-art lab equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and other tools, on the first floor of Buxton Hall.

Special Interest Communities

Second Year and Above: The first floor and some corner suites on upper floors contain a Second Year & Above community for engineering students who have already completed at least one year of college. Second Year & Above community residents can access a private lounge, a large updated kitchen, and single-user gender-inclusive bathrooms on the floor.

Women in Science and Engineering: The fifth floor of Buxton is home to a Women in Science Engineering (WISE) floor, an opportunity for women in science to gain coaching and mentorship specific to their program.

Single-Gender Suites: Buxton has single-gender suites that are available to students requesting a religious exemption. Residents of these suites agree to no visitors of the opposite gender and a substance-free environment.

 

 

Hall Staff

Professional Staff: Each hall has a professional staff member who lives on campus, supervises student staff members, and is available to meet with students one-on-one for guidance and support.

Student Staff: A team of student staff members lives in Buxton Hall to assist residents.

  

Contact Buxton Staff Contact UHDS Office