Living in the heart of Beaver Nation is a great way to get connected to life on campus. More than 800 students in their second year and above -- many of them transfer students -- call Oregon State residence halls home. With a variety of room and suite options, and professional live-in staff to answer questions, living on campus can simplify your transfer process.

Where to live and eat

At OSU, several residence halls are either partially or fully set aside for second-year and above students, including transfer and graduate students. Select halls even offer dedicated transfer communities, so you can live with other Beavs who may be on a similar academic path to yours. In fact, when you apply for on-campus housing, you'll submit a housing application specific to transfer students. And when it comes to finding your roommate, we offer an online roommate matching system set up so that transfer students can match with other transfer students.

As a campus resident, you'll have a dining plan to use at 18 UHDS-managed locations, from restaurants and cafes to the campus grocery market. Campus dining is also open to the public, including students who choose to live off campus but want to take advantage of the convenience and variety of our dining program.

Living on campus can help set up a successful transition to OSU: You are a few minutes walking from the center of campus and OSU resources; dining and student support are built into your living environment; and it's a great way to meet other transfer students also new to the university.


Communities for transfer students

Halsell Hall is exclusively for second year and above students, with one floor just for transfer students. It offers apartment-style living, with either two or four bedrooms sharing a common area with kitchenette, living room, and one-and-a-half bathrooms. Suites in Halsell are not assigned by gender; students may share suites with suitemates of any gender. 

Bloss Hall is also exclusively for second year and above students, with a community set aside for transfer students. Rooms in Bloss are suite-style, with two rooms sharing an attached bathroom.

Tebeau Hall houses both first-year students and second-year and above students. The newest residence hall on the Corvallis campus, Tebeau offers suite-style living, where three bedrooms share an adjacent bathroom. It also features spacious shared kitchens and lounges on every floor of the building.


The Transfer Student Living Room

On the first floor of Halsell Hall, you'll find a lounge set aside for transfer students. The Transfer Student Living Room is designed to give transfer students a space on campus to relax between classes, study with friends, and build a community.

The Transfer Student Living Room has a study area with tables and a whiteboard, and a social area equipped with couch, chairs and a television with free cable. The attached kitchen has a small refrigerator, sink, stove top and oven for students to use. Two bathrooms (one with a shower) are also available. Learn more about the Transfer Student Living Room.


Living in other residence halls on campus

While transfer students typically live in dedicated transfer spaces, you may also request to live in another residence hall on campus, particularly if it aligns with your academic major or interest. To learn more about requesting another hall on campus, please contact UHDS.


Additional residence hall communities


Campus Dining

As student living on campus, you'll choose from one of four dining plans that provide you with easy access to tasty, fresh-made food within steps of your residence hall. Like to cook? Use your dining plan to purchase groceries at our on-campus market and cook for yourself in your hall kitchen. When you use your dining plan, you'll receive a 20 percent discount on meals at dining centers, and a 10 percent discount at other UHDS restaurants, markets and cafes. Explore our UHDS locations and menus. 

All students, whether living on- or off-campus, also have access to a discount program called Orange Rewards. This account links to your OSU ID card and provides a 10 percent discount at restaurants and cafes across campus, including those that don't accept UHDS dining plans.

Food is available on campus seven days a week, 365 days a year. See what's open.

Student family housing

Students who are married, have registered domestic partners, or have children living at home can live in Orchard Court, Oregon State's family housing apartment community. Please be advised that there is a waiting list for these spaces; visit the Family Housing page to learn more about eligibility and housing options.


How to apply

Learn the important dates.

Housing application: Sign up now


Learn more

What’s included with your housing: Amenities & Services

More about transferring to OSU: University resources for transfer students

Additional questions? Contact UHDS