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Fall Move In

September 18 & September 19

The start of something great.

Fall Term Move In:

Students will move into the Residence Halls September 18 through September 19, 2022

Fall Term 2022 officially starts with the opening of the residence halls, and residential move-in, scheduled this year to take place on Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19. Tentatively we plan to move students in during the following timeblocks:

  • 9:00 am to Noon
  • Noon to 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fall classes start Monday, September 26.

We are Excited to Welcome you to our Beautiful Campus this Fall!


We are uncertain of the exact process we will be using this year for checking and moving into the halls.  There will be signs posted – follow the signs! 


WE EXPECT that COVID COMPLIANCE for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will require students to be in compliance with WOU’s Vaccination Policy prior to moving into your 2022-23 academic year room.

This means that students must be FULLY VACCINATED or have an APPROVED EXEMPTION on file with Student Health and Counseling.*  The SHCC will notify us of the status of compliance status of students prior to move-in. If you are not in compliance – YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHECK INTO YOUR ROOM .


* Proof of vaccine or exemption form must be submitted to the Student Health & Counseling Center.

Tentative Timeline and Details


For all students who do not select a space, you can look online (your Housing Overview page. Look for “University Housing Overview”) to see what hall you are placed in as well as who your roommate will be. Any other changes made to placement information throughout the summer will show up on your Housing Overview as well.

  • Electronic contracts (which include your Meal Plan selection) and an Emergency Information-Authorization Form (EIAF) for you to read and electronically submit are expected to be available in late July, and due to be submitted no later than mid-August.   NOTE:  BOTH of these items MUST be completed PRIOR to your check-in appointment.
  • You should plan to submit your signed contract and EIAF upon receipt to hold your housing reservation.
  • Log onto your Portal and look for “University Housing Overview” to access these important documents!
  • Contracts NOT received by Move-In Week may be subject to cancellation of housing reservation.
  • Don’t forget your COVID Vaccine Compliance – It will be REQUIRED to move into your room this fall. Read more on the Student Health and Counseling Center site.

Use Your Checklist. Pack and Get Ready to move to campus! You think that you have plenty of time, but the months leading to Fall Term will FLY by – so get organized and packed ahead of time!

NOTE:  THERE ARE MICRO-FRIDGES IN ALL ROOMS with the exception of  ARBOR PARK! (The Arbor Park Apartments – Cedar, Noble and Spruce have full-sized refrigerator-freezers in each kitchen). PLEASE do NOT bring a microwave/refrigerator with you to campus!

Want to know how big your micro-fridge is?  Use the links below to access the micro-fridge spec sheet for your hall.

MOVE-IN is currently scheduled to take place over the course of a couple of days, Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19. 

Students will proceed to their hall assignment to check into their room or apartment as follows: (Current check-in locations are marked with a yellow star on the campus map). Don’t forget your face coverings!

  • ACKERMAN – (D-4 on the campus map) Check-In at the Ackerman Hall Lobby
  • ARBOR PARK – (D-2 on the campus map) Check-In at Sequoia Commons
  • BARNUM – (D-3 on the campus map) Check-In at the Barnum Hall Lower Lounge
  • HERITAGE – (E-3 on the campus map) Check-In at the Heritage Hall Lobby

Plans Change?  Contact University Housing asap!

NEW STUDENT WEEK – will offer fun and educational events to orient you to campus and provide opportunities for you to really experience campus life as you dive into Fall Term!

New Student Week at Western Oregon Univesity has traditionally been filled with fun, informative and interactive envents – ALL designed to set you up to succeed academically and emerse you within the life of the campus.

This year, we are hoping to bring students together as much as is safely as possible, in an in-person event (or week of events!) Check the New Student Week website for details and/or use the link below to see the NSW 2021 Handbook! In the meantime, we encourage you to  Join our online WOU Network community, and expreience all it has to offer!

    We are excited to OPEN VALSETZ DINING HALL  and welcome our students back on campus this Fall! Valsetz will open at 10 am on Move In day!

    Currently, we plan to open the “C” (Convenience) Store in Valsetz all days that first week.

    For detailed Campus Dining Hours for Fall Term see:  Campus Dining Hours of Operation

    For online ordering, download the Nutrislice app on your phone, and search for Valsetz. Follow the prompts from there. Once you add items to your cart, you will be asked to create an account. Remember to activate your 30% student discount, request to pay with Customer ID (your student V#)! 

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