Please note that these expectations may change in accordance with University, local, state and federal requirements and guidelines for health and safety. You can find the latest COVID-19-related information, including WOU policies, at https://wou.edu/coronavirus/. Please bookmark this page and visit it periodically. Additionally if you wish to see general policies and procedures that apply to all WOU residential students, please look online: General Residential Policies and Procedures
All student mail will be delivered to Residential Service Center (RSC) mailboxes.
We will release RSC box number and combination information on your Housing Overview page in early September. Your mail will be delivered promptly to you if it is addressed in the following manner:
347 Monmouth Ave. N., RSC Box # (posted on your Housing Overview page in early September)
Monmouth, OR 97361-1339
Please do not ship/mail to yourself prior to your arrival on campus.
Western Oregon University 2021-2022 annual parking permits are not available to order at this time. We estimate the permits going on sale in the first part of September.
Rates for Parking for the coming year have also not been released yet. See Parking Services for details and updates when they become available.
An email will be sent out with information as to when and how to order your permit online through your main Portal page.
You will have 2 options to have your permit delivered to you.
The first option is that the permit will be sent over to your RSC box, please allow a few days for delivery.
The other option is during Fall Orientation week you may stop by Campus Public Safety Office. There is a new Parking Service window that you will be able to pick up your permit by presenting your picture ID.
Hours of operation for the Parking Service window will be announced in the email you receive.
There are laundry facilities with washers and dryers for residential student use only in each of the halls.
There is no additional charge for doing laundry here.
Students are responsible for bringing their own laundry supplies (laundry soap, fabric softener, etc.) and for keeping these areas neat and clean.
Fall Term encompasses two breaks: Thanksgiving and Winter Break.
Thanksgiving Break will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th and run through Sunday, November 28th. There is no charge to stay on campus for this break. However, in response to COVID-19, November 24 may also mark the last day for any in-person classes being held on campus. All of prep-week and finals week content may be delivered remotely. Students may be encouraged to stay home for the remainder of the term if content delivery is entirely remote for the remainder of the term. .
Winter Break will officially start at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 10. The halls will close for Winter Break and unless you sign up to stay on campus for this break, you will need to take the items that you want for the break and be ready to leave campus by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10th. (You don’t have to move all of your stuff out, just take what you will need for the break). With the exception of Arbor Park residents, if you choose to stay on campus for any part of Winter Break (5 p.m. Friday, December 10 through Noon, Sunday, January 2nd) as per the housing contract, your account will be charged $250 to stay on campus for any portion of this break.
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!
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!