The Gem

Furnished student apartments at Oregon State University


About The Gem

The Gem is an apartment building primarily serving upper division and graduate students at Oregon State University. The building features 231 apartments. Most units are studios but there are a limited number of one-bedroom apartments. The facility, which is owned by Oregon State, was originally built in the mid-1960s and is named for the university’s first college newspaper.


All apartments at The Gem come fully furnished with air conditioning. High-speed internet and all utilities are included. The building features on-site laundry and shared lounges on every floor.

Apartment Types

The Gem includes a number of studio apartments as well as 1-bedroom apartments.

How to Apply

Visit the apartment application process page to apply for an apartment.


Billing and Rates

All housing charges for The Gem are bundled into one bill and included on your OSU student account statement. Log in to to see your account, and visit the Student Billing page for more information. 

2024-25 Prices
Apartment Type Price per month
Small Studio $1,015 
Standard Studio $1,175 
Large Studio $1,250 
Extra Large Studio  $1,325 
1 Bedroom  $1,440 




Phone: 541-713-7222 
Service Center Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.



Apartment Types

Small Studio

Standard Studio

Large Studio

1 Bedroom

Extra Large Studio




The Gem is located at 155 NW Kings Ave. in Corvallis, just across Monroe Street from the north side of Oregon State's Corvallis campus.

It's nearby many of Oregon State's primary academic buildings and surrounded by local restaurants and coffee shops.

Grocery stores, convenience stores, parks, and public transit stops are all within half a mile of The Gem.


Living area in Gem studio
Kitchen in Gem studio
Living area in Gem studio