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We encourage students to pack minimally when moving in to Oregon State residence halls. Oregon State is known for its commitment to sustainability; we invite you to be a part of that tradition by minimizing waste and being thoughtful before making purchases for your college room.
Take a look at what's already provided in your room before shopping. Bring the necessities, then determine what else you might need after you have lived in your space for awhile.
This is not an exhaustive list, so please contact UHDS if you have questions about bringing something.
All items need to meet the following criteria to be permitted within the residence halls.
UHDS Statement on Inclusive Environments:
In order to help maintain a welcoming living environment for all who are living with us and ensure the benefits of our communities, we ask you to consider how you will positively contribute to the community you are joining by what you bring to campus.
For many residents, symbols such as the Confederate flag incite feelings of fear, anxiety, and create a disruptive environment because of racist connotations and events that the flag represents. Oregon State University is committed to creating inclusive, safe, and thriving environments for all students, inclusive of a diversity of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religious affiliation, and other identities, and believe that all students and staff have a role to play in helping create and maintain these communities. Racist iconography and other hate symbols do not comport with these values.
If you are thinking about bringing such symbols or other imagery, ask yourself:
When choosing decor, talk with your roommate about whether there is any content you might be uncomfortable with in your shared living space. Are there any symbols, words, or phrases that are off-limits for you?
Residents may not cook food in their room, but heating water, using a microwave that is part of a microwave/refrigerator combination unit, or brewing coffee is allowed provided the fire detection system is not activated.
Reminder: Activation of the fire system, such as a smoke detector, even if by accident, may result in disciplinary action by the University and the Corvallis Fire Department. For safety purposes, residence hall smoke detectors are sensitive.