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 University Housing and Dining Services

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Dan Larson, Executive Director

Teresita Alvarez-Cortez, Director of Diversity Initiatives and Programs

David Craig, Director of Business Development

Steve Hoelscher, Director of Finance and Information Services

Stephen Jenkins, Director of Residential Education

Kerry Paterson, Director of Residential Dining and Catering

Patrick Robinson, Director of Facilities Maintenance and Construction

Brian Stroup, Director of Operations

Jennifer Viña, Director of Marketing and Communications

957 SW Jefferson Ave. (Oxford House)
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97333

The department of University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) provides a diverse selection of housing and dining alternatives—residence halls and student family housing—all of which offer a variety of programs and services.

Oregon State University (OSU) 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 educational experience. The university is committed to providing all students in the residential setting an integrated program for personal, 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 more. Academic indicators have shown that students who live on campus typically do better academically and are more likely to continue their education.

UHDS’s main goals are to help students succeed academically, become active citizens of their communities, and to enrich and enjoy their university experience. Through UHDS, students can make arrangements for meals and accommodations, consult with residential education staff, bring suggestions for improvements, and seek counsel on university resources available to them. UHDS’s vision is to engage students, enrich their lives and help them thrive.

Residence Halls

Through its 15 residence halls, the university offers a variety of living environments, including living-learning communities, designated quiet floors, coeducational facilities, and substance-free housing, and an academic success program focus with in-hall academic tutoring. More details about the living communities can be found at

Most student rooms are designed for double occupancy. A limited number of single rooms are available in each hall. All residence halls, like the OSU campus, 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 at Weatherford Café is located in Weatherford Hall. Cascadia Market and Peet’s Coffee are located 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 28 campus dining venues.

For more detailed descriptions of dining options, please visit the University Housing and Dining Services’ website at

Residence Hall Application

Once admitted to OSU, students submit an online application for university-owned residence halls at Academic year contracts are available to all students. Comprehensive UHDS information packets titled Living in Beaver Nation are distributed to admitted students or are available from UHDS by calling, 541-737-4771.

Residence Hall Rates

Note: The figures listed below are estimated room and meal rates for 2016–2017. When established, the new rates will be available through UHDS.

Residence Halls

Estimated rates listed are for the academic year; room and meal package rates will vary by type of room style and meal plan chosen.

Double room with Meal Plan 3 (including $100 Orange Rewards):

Rates vary by room option and type, with singles, doubles, triples and quad room options available.

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, electricity, garbage, and TV cable service furnished. Additional information is available at

Housing in Summer Session

Summer Session housing is available for short- or long-term stays. Additional information is available at

Off-Campus Housing

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.

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