Tom Scheuermann, Director-UHDS
Teresita Alvarez, Assistant Director- Diversity Initiatives and Programs
Ann Marie Klotz, Associate Director-Residential Education
Dan Larson, Associate Director-Operations and Facilities
Lyle Leaming, Assistant Director-Financial and Business Services
Rich Turnbull, Associate Director-Dining Services
Jennifer Viña, Assistant Director- Marketing, Assessment, and Communications
102 Buxton (Jefferson Street entrance)
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
The Department of University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) provides a diverse selection of housing and dining alternatives—university-owned student cooperatives, residence halls, and student family housing—all of which offer a variety of programs and services.
Oregon State University recognizes the impact the living environment has upon student life. This environment, whether on or off campus, is an important part of the student’s education experience. The university is committed to providing all students in the residential setting an integrated program for social, cultural, and educational development beyond the classroom.
First-year students are required to live on campus their first academic year at OSU. It is easier for students to make friends and adjust to university life if they live on campus for a year or two. Academic indicators have shown that students who live on campus typically do better academically and are more likely to continue their education.
University Housing and Dining Services’ main goals are to help students succeed academically, become active citizens of their communities, and to enrich and enjoy their university experience. Through the Department of University Housing and Dining Services, students can make arrangements for meals and accommodations, consult with residential education staff, bring suggestions for improvements, and receive assistance on their concerns and interests. Emphasis is upon helping students achieve academic success and providing comfortable, safe, reasonably priced living accommodations and programs.
Through its 14 residence halls, the university offers a variety of living environments, including special program halls, designated quiet floors, coeducational facilities, and substance-free housing and an academic success program focus with faculty-in-residence. More details about the living communities can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/halls-cooperatives.
Most student rooms are designed for double occupancy. A limited number of single rooms are available in each hall. All residence halls are smoke-free.
The residence hall dining program features an a la carte meal service, with services offered in Marketplace West, McNary Central, and Arnold Dining Centers, Bing’s Café located in Weatherford Residential College, as well as Cascadia Market and Peet’s Coffee & Tea in the International Living Learning Center. Residential students have a choice of flexible meal plans, which can be used in any of the UHDS operated dining facilities and cafes. They can also participate in the Orange Rewards program, which allows them to eat in all 27 campus dining venues.
For more detailed descriptions of residence halls and cooperative houses, please visit the University Housing and Dining Services’ website at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/.
The four cooperative houses at Oregon State University provide small-group living experiences for approximately 200 students. House capacities vary from 40 to 60. Student residents are responsible for developing their internal governmental organizations. Incoming students receive help from returning cooperative members in adjusting to the university and to the unique, dynamic atmosphere of the cooperative. Cooperative members reduce their board-and-room costs by performing work duties for three to five hours per week in the houses. All cooperatives are smoke-free.
Oregon State University owns and operates four cooperative houses: Azalea House, Dixon Lodge, and Oxford House for women, and Avery Lodge for men.
Information and application forms may be obtained from the Department of University Housing and Dining Services at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds.
Residence Hall and Cooperative Reservations
Once admitted to OSU, students submit an online application and fee to make reservations for university-owned residence halls and cooperatives at http://oregonstate.edu/uhds. Flexible academic year contracts are available to all students. Comprehensive UHDS information packets titled Life on Campus are emailed out to all admitted students or are available from the Department of University Housing and Dining Services, 541-737-4771.
Residence Hall Rates
Note: The figures listed below are estimated room and meal rates for 2013–2014. When established, the new rates will be available through the Department of University Housing and Dining Services.
Estimated rates listed are for the academic year; room and meal package rates will vary by type of meal plan chosen.
Double room with preferred meal plan (including $100 Orange Rewards):
There is an additional fee for single room.
Room and Meals:* Academic Year $5,300
*Note: The cooperative house rates are an estimated total for room and meals. Meal costs are assessed at each cooperative and rates may vary. Students must enter into a meal plan agreement with the cooperative in which they reside.
All Oregon State University residence halls and dining facilities are built and operated entirely with income from resident students and summer conferences and camps. No state tax funds are used.
University Housing for Student Families (All Terms)
Oregon State University maintains 107 unfurnished apartments in Orchard Court for student families. Rentals start at approximately $525 a month with water, garbage, and TV cable service furnished. Students should apply to the Department of University Housing and Dining Services. Additional information is available at: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/family-housing.
Housing in Summer Session
Summer Session housing is available for short or long-term stays. Additional information is available at: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/summer.
Current bulletin board listings for a variety of rentals available in Corvallis and surrounding communities are located in the Memorial Union lower concourse. A copy of the Renters’ Guide may be obtained upon request from The Daily Barometer office, 118 MU East, Corvallis, OR 97331.