We are updating our move-in process for Fall 2020 in order to properly comply with social distancing guidelines. Move-in will be a multi-day process from Sept. 18-22, with each student receiving an assigned day and time to move in.

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 arrivals

Move-in for Fall 2020 will be a multi-day process to allow for greater social distancing. Students will be assigned a specific move-in time slot later this summer, based on their room assignment.

  • Friday September 18: West, Finley, Wilson, Buxton floors 2-5.
  • Saturday September 19: Sackett, Callahan, ILLC, Poling floor 1.
  • Sunday September 20: McNary, Dixon Lodge, Hawley floors 2-5, Poling floors 2-5.
  • Monday September 21: Weatherford, Cauthorn, Tebeau floors 2-3.
  • Tuesday September 22: Halsell, Bloss, Buxton floor 1, Hawley floor 1, Tebeau floors 4-5.

Students who are unable to move in on their assigned day, such as those who made previous travel arrangements that cannot be changed, may request an alternate move-in time. A process for requesting an alternate move-in time will be finalized this summer. We will share updates and additional information about move-in as our plans are developed.


Winter, 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.



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.




Fall Term 2019 Move-In Day Traffic and Unloading Zones
East Side  West Side  South Side

Getting Ready

Check your arrival time

Before you plan your move, check MyUHDS for your arrival date and time. Other instructions, and your vehicle unloading zone pass, will be in the 2020 Fall Term Move-In Guide mailed to your home address in the summer.

Fall 2020 move-in will be a multi-day process taking place from Sept. 18-22, 2020. Each student will be assigned a specific move-in date and time later this 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.

Send mail and packages ahead

You can find your mailing address and mailbox information online via your MyUHDS account, beginning two weeks before move-in day. 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 and pick them up after you move in at the Service Center where your mailbox is located.

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.

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 can check out a bike from Pedal Corvallis, ride 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.




Check the list of what to bring and leave behind

What to bring


Make Your Move: Instructions for move-in day

Bring your OSU ID card

Be sure to bring your OSU ID to check in. You will need it to access your building and to eat in a dining center. If you did not receive your ID card during your START program, please pick it up at the ID Center located in Memorial Union room 103. Without your OSU ID card, you will be required to show an alternate ID at check-in and our staff will advise you on temporary options.

What to do when you get here

1. Arrive during your scheduled move-in period and go directly to your residence hall.

Check the traffic and parking map for your side of campus if you have questions about where to go. For fall term move-ins, staff and volunteers will be directing traffic around campus on move-in day.

2. Unload your vehicle as quickly as possible. Once your vehicle is empty, move it to a long-term parking area prior to completing your check-in.

If a friend or family member is helping you move, they can unload your belongings while you go pick up your key.

3. Pick up your room key from Housing Operations staff.

You'll pick up keys at your area's Service Center or at the designated check-in station for your hall.

4. Move your belongings to your room.

Need some help? Volunteers and staff members will be at every residence hall on fall term move-in day to help you with your move.

5. 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

Attend your hall meeting

If you're arriving during fall term, for your first evening on campus, gather with other Beavs from your hall for a mandatory hall meeting and get acquainted with your new neighbors. A schedule of hall meetings for 2020 will be posted in September.


Experience Welcome Week

Welcome Week is your chance to connect to community and learn what it means to be a part of Beaver Nation. Welcome Week for fall 2020 will take place the week of Sept. 20; check the campus Welcome Week page for details and start planning your first week on campus now.


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

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.

West Side Residents (Cauthorn, Buxton, Hawley, Poling, Sackett, Weatherford, and West)

  • Check in at the West Service Center located in Marketplace West Dining Center.

East Side Residents (Callahan, Dixon Lodge, McNary, Tebeau and Wilson)

  • Check in at the McNary Service Center located in McNary Dining Center.

South Side Residents (Bloss, Finley, Halsell and the International Living-Learning Center)

  • Check in at the Arnold Service Center located in Arnold Dining Center.
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.

Individual early arrivals will not be accepted. For more information, please contact UHDS at 541-737-4771.


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

Students arriving between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Move-In Day 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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