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What is it like to live on campus? Will you find friends? Will you fit in?

Every experience is different, but at Western Oregon University, every student really DOES matter. We are a relatively small campus – our student to faculty ratio is 18:1, and the residential complex also reflects that “small campus feel”.

Whichever community you choose or are placed in, you will be valued as an individual, listened to, supported as you work towards your personal goals and included as an important member of that community. So, come on, join us – we can’t wait to meet you!

Living On Campus

Living on Campus is an experience. It is an experience that you will never re-create in your lifetime – and one you won’t want to miss! But don’t just take our word for it – see what our residents have to say about Living On Campus at WOU!


First-Year Students

First-year students who attend Western Oregon University within one year of high school graduation are required to live
on campus.
 As a result, WOU provides up to four residence halls specifically designed for a first-year living experience.

Heritage Hall and Landers Hall
feature community living options which include double rooms, shared community bathrooms, study rooms and public areas for group activities.
The green spaces of our newest residence hall, Ackerman Hall to accommodate First-Year students.

Housing Vlogger See and hear advice First-Year advice from Marisa  one of our WOU student vloggers:

College Life Q & A





University Housing

(503) 838-8311 | or e-mail: housing@wou.edu  | Location: Ground floor of Ackerman Hall