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The Office of University Housing is open 9 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday in service of our students. We are dedicated to excellence by cultivating a healthy, supportive, inclusive and sustainable living-learning experience. You can find us on the main floor in Ackerman Hall,D-4 on the campus map

Masks are currently welcome but not required on campus. Please try and maintain 6 feet of physical distance when seeking assistance here.  You can access contact information and COVID-19 details below. 

We are just weeks away from the End of the Academic Year! University Housing wishes “SUCH Good Luck on your Finals” to all of our residents and students studying remotely. Stay focused and finish strong!

The Residential Complex will close at 5 pm, on Friday, June 10, 2022 – marking the end of the 2021-2022 Academic Year. See the link below for details on checking out and moving out of your hall.  Contact University Housing with questions regarding the Year-End closing of the halls. 

   | THE END OF THE YEAR    |        

University Housing is excited to announce that we are searching for incoming First-Year students to serve as Hall Hosts – for the 2022-23 Academic Year!

Serving in this position will allow you to meet new people and showcase on-campus living and the residential complex for prospective students, their friends and families.  Bonus – When you serve as Hall Host, you gain valuable leadership skills, help offset your residential living expense and connect with and meet new people!


Use the links to the left and  – APPLY TODAY!

Welcome Wolves!

University Housing has welcomed over 900 students to campus for the 2021-2022 Academic year! The best is yet to come!

Welcome to our Beautiful Campus!!

We want to extend that same Western Welcome to all future Wolves!

We encourage you to reserve your space on campus for the 2022-2023 Academic year and are excited to continue to offer new students a $50 CREDIT on your WOU Account when you reserve your space to live on-campus!

Join Us!

Family Housing at WOU

Western Oregon University offers housing options for Families and Non-Traditional Students with a spouse, domestic partner and/or dependents. 

All applicants must have a spouse or domestic partner and/or dependent children to apply for an apartment. “Dependent(s)” are defined as anyone meeting the dependent definitions as outlined in the Internal Revenue Code. 

  • All applicants (with the exception of interim incoming Staff or Faculty) must be a full-time student (8 credit hours for undergraduate students nd 6 for graduate students at Western Oregon University prior to occupying a Family Housing Apartment.
  • Staff transitioning to WOU are limited to one year of occupancy.
  • Use the links below for more information or to submit your application today!

Scroll down to the red section at the bottom of the Applicaions page.
Click on the “Family Housing Application” Tab

Housing and Dining

Your campus experience

Living on campus is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have while attending WOU. On campus living will make it easy to study with other students with like interests/fields of study. You will have the opportunity to live with and create friendships with individuals who are both similar and diverse from you. The community that you join will support and sustain you through-out your educational years and quite possibly throughout your lifetime.

If you have questions, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us!

housing@wou.edu, 503-838-8311

Be at the center of it all

Ready to get started?

Campus Living

With convenient access to classroom buildings, Valsetz Dining Hall and other campus services living on campus puts you in the heart of campus and in the middle of everything!


Housing Options

Find your perfect fit

Make yourself at home

Whether you are a First-Year student, you transfer to WOU, or are an international student.
Welcome! We invite you to call Western Oregon University home.



This means that students must be FULLY VACCINATED or have an APPROVED EXEMPTION on file with Student Health and Counseling prior to moving on campus.


Campus Dining

Fresh. Fun. Healthy.

Campus Dining offers many dining options across campus including several options for coffee on your way to class or a meeting. With many choices and flexible schedules we’ve made it easier than ever to find options that suit your lifestyle, your budget and your dining choices. All Campus Dining locations accept meal plans, cash, credit and the Wolf Bonus Account.

WOU students getting food

At Western Oregon University, our students are our priority. Campus Dining prepares amazing food for you and has set their schedule to meet your busy lifestyle with locations across campus. Visit Valsetz Dining Hall Food Court or grab a coffee at Caffe Allegro this fall. View our  Operating Hours here. Don’t forget to reach out to Campus Dining with suggestions or requests – use our Howl About It comment cards!

Valsetz Dining Hall is now offering Online and Mobile Ordering through Nutrislice during lunch! Simply download the Nutrislice App on your phone or visit wou.nutrislice.com. 


Steps for Online Ordering: 

1. Search Western Oregon University Menus

2. Select the Lunch Menu

3. Add food items to your cart

4. Check out! Create an account if you do not have one and select your pick up time. If you have a student meal plan select “pay with customer ID (V number) and pay for your meal at the register. Your 40% discount will be applied at the register. 

5. Pick up your meal and ENJOY!

Questions about online ordering? Email dining@mail.wou.edu

Vegetables on a cutting board

Campus Dining works tirelessly to ensure that you have a varied selection of fresh, healthy, balanced and affordable menu items to choose from. Our Residential Meal Plans offer affordable, sensible plans to see you through the year. For Staff and Off Campus WOU students, try out the Wolf Bonus Account. It is good for purchases at all dining locations on campus, way more convenient than cash and you get a 5% discount on each purchase!

Our staff has developed a variety of menu options for students with food allergies. We work closely with students to address other dietary needs and update menus seasonally. For details see Healthy Options, or take a look at the weekly menu for Valsetz Dining Hall.

Special Requests? NO problem, use our Howl About It comment cards!