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No matter where you're from, once you move in you're a resident of Beaver Nation.

Arriving at Oregon State

   

Fall Term 2021 Move-In

Updated Aug. 20, 2021

Move-in for fall term 2021 will be a multi-day process. Students will receive an assigned move-in date and time based on their hall assignment. Student move-in time slots will be visible in MyUHDS when room assignments are issued.

We will add more details to this page throughout summer 2021.

  • Sunday September 19 - New Students Day One
    • Weatherford
    • Poling
    • West
    • Sackett
    • Callahan
    • McNary
    • Finley
    • ILLC
  •  Monday September 20 - New Students Day Two |Transfer Students
    • Bloss, floors 2-6
    • Hawley and Buxton, floors 2-5
    • Cauthorn
    • Wilson
    • Tebeau, floor 1
    • Halsell, floor 1
  •   Tuesday September 21 - Second-Year and Above Students
    • Bloss, floor 7
    • Hawley and Buxton, floor 1
    • Tebeau , floors 2-5
    • Halsell, floors 2-4
    • Sackett Hall, B Wing

 

 

  

Spring, and Summer Term arrivals

If you are moving to campus mid-year or during an academic term other than fall term, check MyUHDS for your room assignment info. When you arrive on campus, please go to the Service Center that works with the building you will be living in. Service Center staff will provide you with your room key and direct you to your building. Contact the UHDS administrative office with any questions.

 

  

International Student Arrivals

If you are an international student admitted through the INTO OSU program, contact INTO OSU for arrival dates and info. Read more information for International Students.

 

  

Parking & Traffic Flow

Reser Stadium Map

For Fall 2021, all move-in traffic will flow through the Reser Stadium parking lot during our three-day move-in process.

Traffic patterns may vary from typical Corvallis traffic. Please follow all driving instructions we send directing you to Reser Stadium, and do not rely upon GPS or other navigation tools.

Each student will receive one vehicle unloading zone pass to use during move-in. This pass should be displayed on their vehicle during their move-in time slot.

 

Getting Ready

updated September 10th, 2021

  
Check and confirm your arrival time

Before you plan your move, check MyUHDS for your arrival date and time. Move-in times will be assigned in 30-minute increments based upon hall and room assignments.

Your specific arrival date and time slot will be available in MyUHDS once you have received your room assignment. Confirm your move-in time slot via MyUHDS by end of day Sept. 1, 2021.

Additional instructions will be in the 2021 Fall Term Move-In Guide mailed to your home address in the summer.

  
Reserve a loft kit

If you would like to rent a loft kit, please sign up via your MyUHDS account. The charge for a loft kit will be billed to your student account in fall term. For more information on loft kit reservations, please view the loft kit page.

  

Upload your ID Photo 

Upload a photo of yourself and a photo of a government-issued form of identification to the OSU ID Center by 3 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2021 so that your student ID card will be ready for you to pick up on move-in day. See the ID Center website for photo requirements and instructions.

  
Send mail and packages ahead

You can find your mailing address and mailbox information online via your MyUHDS account, beginning in early September. Remember that your mailbox number is different than your room number.

Don't want to pack everything with you on move-in day? You can send packages or mail to your residence hall address. For fall term arrivals, you can begin shipping items ahead after mailboxes are assigned in early September. The Service Center will hold your mail and packages until the end of the first week of fall term.

If we receive a package before September 16th, it will be placed in the residents' room. After the 16th, it will be held for pickup.

  
Sign up for Personal Property (Renters) Insurance

UHDS recommends purchasing Personal Property or Renters Insurance either through your family’s existing account, or through one of many insurance agencies.

  
Plan your transportation

With easy access to grocery stores, restaurants and other destinations within walking distance from campus, many students find bringing a car is not necessary. For destinations further from campus, students ride bicycles, take the Corvallis Transit System (CTS) for free, or rent a ZipCar.

If you need to bring a car, secure a parking permit before bringing a vehicle. Parking permits are required year-round on the OSU Corvallis campus. On-campus residents are only eligible for R parking permits, which can sell out. More information about purchasing a residential parking permit can be found on the Transportation Services website.

  
Connect with us

Want to start getting connected to your new community? Follow the Instagram account for your side of campus.

@eastsidebeavs is devoted to life in Callahan, Dixon Lodge, McNary, Tebeau and Wilson.

@southsidebeavs is devoted to life in Bloss, Finley, Halsell and the ILLC.

@westsidebeavs is devoted to life in Buxton, Cauthorn, Hawley, Poling, Sackett, Weatherford and West.

@dlabeavs is an account where you can learn about diversity and social justice-focused events, facts, and issues in your residence hall community.

 

 

 

Check the list of what to bring and leave behind

What to bring

 

  

  • Vaccination: Make sure you upload your COVID-19 vaccination documentation or declination by Sept. 15, 2021. Walk-in vaccination appointments will be available to students, families and community members at Parker Plaza during move-in. 

  

  • COVID-19 testing: Oregon State will require an OSU-administered COVID-19 test of all incoming campus residents, regardless of vaccination status, at Move-in. Testing will be available upon your arrival at Reser Stadium. Be sure to have your insurance card and photo identification ready. Test results will be posted on your SHS portal within 48-72 hours. In the event of a positive result, Student Health staff will contact you about isolation options.
  • In an effort to help expedite the testing process, please log onto your patient portal before arrival at https://myhealth.oregonstate.edu to complete the following: Assignment of Benefits and Consent to Treatment Clearances. Click here for health upload form instructions.
  • Please be aware if local public health conditions change, testing requirements may change.

  

Make Your Move: Instructions for move-in day

 

 

Download the Fall 2021 Move-in Guide 

What to do when you get here

Updated August 20, 2021

 

1. Arrive at the Reser Stadium parking lot at your scheduled move-in time.

Friends or family members may accompany you on move-in day to help with your move; for fall 2021 we do not have limitations on the number of guests who may come with you.

2. Complete a required COVID-19 test.

Oregon State will require an OSU-administered COVID-19 test of all incoming campus residents, regardless of vaccination status, at Move-in. Testing will be available upon your arrival at Reser Stadium. Be sure to have your insurance card and photo identification ready.Test results will be posted on your SHS portal within 48-72 hours. In the event of a positive result, Student Health staff will contact you about isolation options. Please be aware if local public health conditions change, testing requirements may continue or change. Please be aware that if local public health conditions change, testing requirements may change.

3. Pick up your room key, unloading zone pass, and OSU ID card from Housing Operations staff.

You'll pick up keys from UHDS staff at the Reser Stadium parking lot. Please place the unloading zone pass in a visible spot on the front dash of your vehicle.

4. Follow an escort car from Reser to your building.

When an unloading spot at the building you are moving into becomes available, an escort car will guide you to the unloading zone for your building.

5. Unload your belongings.

You may leave your vehicle in the unloading zone for up to 20 minutes while you take your items up to your room.

6. Move your vehicle.

When you are done unloading, please move your vehicle to a long-term parking area. Once your vehicle is out of the unloading zone, you and any guests who are helping with your move can return to your hall to spend as much time as you like organizing your room.

7. Fill out a room condition report on MyUHDS within 24 hours.

Noting the condition of your room will help us know the state of your room as you entered it when you moved in, and will reduce any confusion if a damage charge is assessed when you move out of the space.

Once You're Here: Getting familiar with Beaver Nation

   
Download the OSU Mobile App

Get familiar with the OSU Mobile App, which is full of tools you'll use every day, from a self-screening checklist for COVID-19 symptoms, to current open hours of campus food locations, to a mobile-friendly campus map and links to your classes and grades.

 
Learn about residence hall safety and community expectations

Watch for information from your residence hall staff members about beginning of the year community meetings! Your Resident Assistant will help you learn hall-specific information and can answer questions about life on campus. The beginning of the year is also an important time to get informed about fire evacuation, residence hall policies, and safety on campus.

 

  

Experience OSUWelcome

OSUWelcome is your chance to connect to community and learn what it means to be a part of Beaver Nation. Check the campus OSUWelcome page to learn about the activities and events that will kick off your first year in Beaver Nation!
 

Sept. 19-21 | Move-in Parent & Family Hospitality Station. Stop by for giveaways, free beverages, plus the chance to connect with other families and get your OSU questions answered. Located on Jefferson Ave. in front of the Memorial Union, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 9/19; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 9/20; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, 9/21.

7-10 p.m. Sept. 22 | Welcome to Wonderland, Student Legacy Park. Meet your new neighbors at a fun event just for on-campus residents! Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, the night includes food, games, music, and crafts. Make sure to bring your OSU ID!

  

Learn more about campus life

You're here...now what? Check out our Campus Living 101 online guide, with answers to common questions about your room, your dining plan, and more.

Early/Late Arrivals

Updated June 15, 2021

 
  
Early arrival eligibility

To be eligible for early arrival you must be part of a pre-arranged group (such as Marching Band, ROTC, or pre-college programs).  If you’re unsure whether you are approved for early arrival you must speak to your program coordinator.

Graduate students who are attending Grad Welcome Week can move in Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. To confirm your need to arrive early, please email University Housing & Dining Services.

Individual early arrivals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact UHDS.

  
Arriving outside of Move-In Day

 

For all students arriving before or after the standard arrival day, please check in with the Service Center that works with the building you will be living in.

  • Residents of Callahan, Dixon Lodge, McNary, Tebeau and Wilson halls can check in at McNary Service Center (541-713-5114), located in McNary Dining Center.
  • Residents of Buxton, Cauthorn, Hawley, Poling, Sackett, Weatherford and West Halls can check in at West Service Center (541-713-5115), located in Marketplace West Dining Center.
  • Residents of Bloss, Finley, Halsell, and the International Living-Learning Center can check in at Arnold Service Center (541-737-0681), located in Arnold Dining Center.

If it is after 8 p.m., check in with the on-duty Resident Assistant (RA) in your assigned building. The RA on duty can be reached by calling the cell phone number that is posted on the residence hall doors.

  

Arriving after 5 p.m. on Move-In Day

Students arriving between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on their move-in date must check in at their Service Center.

If it is after 8 p.m., check in with the on-duty Resident Assistant (RA) in your assigned building. The RA on duty can be reached by calling the cell phone number that is posted on the residence hall doors.

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