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YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO ATTEND WOU, AND HAVE RESERVED YOUR SPACE FOR HOUSING – NOW WHAT?

Welcome!

We are excited to have you join our community!

We want to keep you informed, answer questions that you may have and give you a glimpse into life on campus so that all you feel as you move forward towards Move-In day is as EXCITED as we are! We are here with you every step of the way, and look forward to welcoming you to campus this fall!

If we miss something along the way, please feel free to contact University Housing at any time – we are here to help you throughout the summer and into Fall term!

Calendars and Timelines

From the time you reserve your housing through Move-In Sunday, there are important dates to be aware of.  Use the information below to plan ahead!

NOTE:  Due to the impact of COVID-19, dates regarding our timeline for late Spring and Summer are currently under revision. We expect to have updated timelines available by the end of May. Please check back for updated infromation at that time. We appreciate your patience as we work to make the best decisions possible for our students moving forward!

Residence Hall Information

We have welcomed you to our community. We have told your about important upcoming dates and events, and given you a glimpse into life on campus.

Take a look at the “First Year College Life” video of the in’s and out’s of college life  created by one of our students. See what her first-year experience living on campus was like and then follow her as she transitions to living in an Upper Division community her second year. Or take a 3-D tour of the hall of your choice.

Housing at Western Oregon University is broken loosely into two groups which serve two distinctly different populations: First-Year residents and Upper Division residents. 
Lets start off by defining our First-Year residents. 

University Housing considers any student who attends Western Oregon University within one year of high school graduation to be a First-Year student. We are committed to a First-Year Live-In Requirement for this group of students, and for the most part these students will be living in Heritage, Landers, Ackerman and perhaps Barnum Hall.

First-Year Halls

Heritage Hall  will house a contingent of upper-division students on its’ 4th floor this year, and First-Year students on remaining floors.  For 2020-21 Heritage will offer primarily single rooms, with limited double rooms in designated spaces for students with confirmed roommates. Heritage features shared community bathrooms and public areas for group activities. A community kitchen is available for students to prepare special and community meals here in addition to lounges and community areas.

 Landers Hall will only be opened for 2020-21 as occupancy demands. 

Ackerman Hall is our newest residence hall. Opened in the Fall of 2010, Ackerman Hall is a Leed Platinum certified green building and is home to our Living-Learning Communities. Ackerman houses both First-Year and Upper Division residents in primarily single rooms for 2020-21. This year, Ackerman will offer limited double rooms in designated spaces for students with confirmed roommates.   All rooms share community bathrooms and a gender-neutral bathroom on each floor. Ackerman residents enjoy the use of a community kitchen, lap-top bars in community lounges, study nooks, and study rooms on the first floor.

The suite-style rooms of Barnum Hall round out the accommodation list for housing potentially both First-Year and Upper-Division students. Each Barnum suite houses 2 students for 2020-21 with a separate study/living area, private bathroom and sleeping area which can be closed off from the living area. Barnum residents can pick up a key from the Residential Service Center to any of the community kitchens available in the halls for any specialty cooking or community events they may want to plan. 

Primarily Upper Division Halls

Arbor Park Apartments. (Arbor Park is made up of Cedar, Noble and Spruce halls and these facilities are Upper-Division only). Whether you spent last year here with us or are transferring to Western Oregon University from another school – We are glad to have you here!

As an Upper-Division student you are not required to live on campus, but we hope that you choose to take advantage of the convenience, safety and value that living on campus can provide for you!  Use the links below to read more about our Upper-Division housing advantages and options!

Ackerman Hall is our newest residence hall. Opened in the Fall of 2010, Ackerman Hall is a Leed Platinum certified green building and is home to our Living-Learning Communities. Ackerman houses both First-Year and Upper Division residents in primarily single rooms for 2020-21. This year, Ackerman will offer limited double rooms in designated spaces for students with confirmed roommates.   All rooms share community bathrooms and a gender-neutral bathroom on each floor. Ackerman residents enjoy the use of a community kitchen, lap-top bars in community lounges, study nooks, and study rooms on the first floor.

The suite-style rooms of Barnum Hall round out the accommodation list for housing potentially both First-Year and Upper-Division students. Each Barnum suite houses 2 students for 2020-21 with a separate study/living area, private bathroom and sleeping area which can be closed off from the living area. Barnum residents can pick up a key from the Residential Service Center to any of the community kitchens available in the halls for any specialty cooking or community events they may want to plan. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Chances are that if you are unsure of something, someone else is as well! Take a look at our FAQ page(s) and see if you can find the answers that you seek. If not, please feel free to contact University Housing – we are here to help, and if we can’t answer your question, we will find someone for you who can!

Contact Housing!

You are the reason that we do what we do – if we can be of further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us!