Fall term 2023 move-in details will be available in Summer 2023. For Winter and Spring arrivals, see details below.

Welcome home, Beavs.

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

Arriving at Oregon State


Fall Term Move-In

Move-in for fall term will be a multi-day process taking place from Sept. 22-24, 2023. Students will receive an assigned move-in date and time based on their hall assignment. Student move-in time slots will be visible in your housing portal when room assignments are issued.

Our residence halls are distributed among the three days of move-in, so that each day is as efficient and traffic-free as possible. 

  • Moving in on Friday, Sept. 22: West, Sackett, McNary, ILLC
  • Moving in on Saturday, Sept. 23: Hawley, Buxton, Cauthorn, Finley, Callahan, Tebeau
  • Moving in on Sunday, Sept. 24: Weatherford, Poling, Halsell, Bloss, Wilson



WINTER, Spring and Summer Term arrivals

If you are moving to campus mid-year or during an academic term other than fall term, check your housing portal 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.



Traffic Flow & Parking (Fall term only)

Entrance to campus on your assigned move-in day will be based on your residence hall assignment. Please follow the driving instructions in the Move-In Guide, and do not rely upon GPS or other navigation tools to find alternate routes as this may cause disruptions.

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. After unloading, vehicles should be moved to long-term parking away from move-in activities.


Getting Ready

Check and confirm your arrival time

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

Additional instructions for Fall term arrivals will be in the printed Move-In Guide mailed to your home address later in the summer.

Reserve a loft kit

If you would like to rent a loft kit, please sign up via the link in your housing portal. 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 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.

Make note of your mailing address

You can find your mailing address and mailbox information online via your housing portal. Remember that your mailbox number is different than your room number.

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 your vehicle to campus. 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


Make Your Move: Instructions for move-in day


What to do when you get here

Step 1: On your assigned day and time, use the traffic flow map in your Fall 2023 Move-In Guide to determine which route into campus you should take based on your residence hall. (For arrivals other than Fall term, go straight to the Service Center for your residence hall.)

Step 2: Follow UHDS staff instructions to your check in area or Service Center, where you will receive your room key.

Step 3 (Fall term only): Park in the designated unloading zone at your hall and unload your belongings. You will have 20 minutes to unload your vehicle.

Step 4: Once you've finished unloading, move your vehicle to a long-term parking area. The parking structure at 26th & Washington or any long-term lot away from move-in activities is ideal.


Early/Late Arrivals

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 early. 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 after 5 p.m. 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 your 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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