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We are processing new reservation requests and cancellations, and working to place students off waitlists as space is available.


If you are experiencing difficulties in finding an open space to choose, please email
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with your name, student V# and a request to be placed on a waitlist for the hall of your preference. 




It is Exciting! It is all online and . . .  It is SO Easy!

With all the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we have recalibrated this process in a way that will provide the most safety for our residents as we move forward with plans for Fall 2020.

Read the information below regarding the new timeline for the Housing Selection process and the housing options put into place for this coming academic year. Please feel free to contact University Housing at any time – we are here to help you throughout the summer and into Fall term!

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We expect to release start times and dates by Noon on Friday, July 10 on your Housing Overview page. fPLAN AHEAD so that you or the person in your group with th earliest start date/time can acess the system asap after their start time rolls around. The sooner you login and choose, the less competition you will have for the space that you want!


Housing Selection Tools

Use the links we have provided to guide you to and through the Housing Selection process.

Keep in mind for this year, most spaces will be for one person in one room. There are limited double spaces in designated rooms available in Heritage and Ackerman halls. Barnum Hall will only house two students in each of the suites there. Any student seeking a double room will have to have a confirmed roommate to be able to select a double space.

First-Year Students. There has been some question this year regrading the First-Year Live-In Requirement here at WOU. 
Lets start off by clarifying how we identify 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 Ackerman, Heritage, Barnum, and perhaps Landers Hall (Landers will only be opened as occupancy demands).

Residence Halls for Selection 2020

Heritage Hall and Ackerman Hall will offer primarily single room accommodations with very limited double rooms* in designated spaces.  Both halls feature shared community bathrooms and public areas for group activities. A community kitchen is available in both halls for students to prepare special and community meals here in addition to lounges, community and study areas.

*Students seeking double rooms must have a confirmed roommate to select these spaces. 

The suite-style rooms of Barnum Hall round out the accommodation list for housing potentially both First-Year and Upper-Division students. For 2020 each Barnum suite will house 2 students 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. 

Arbor Park Apartments. (Arbor Park is made up of Cedar, Noble and Spruce halls and these facilities are Upper-Division only). Wherever you spent your last year, we welcome our transfer students to Western Oregon University  – 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!  Arbor Park can provide you with the perfect blend of economy, convenience and community as well as the autonomy of apartment living – right here on campus!

Landers Hall will only be used for 2020-21 as occupancy demands. If opened, Landers will house both Upper-Division and First-Year students in single occupancy rooms this year. 

Housing Selection Updated Timeline

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July is a big month this year for Housing Selection for our new First-Year and Transfer students as we begin Selection – at last! Take a look at the tentative timeline for July below.

  • JULY 10: By 5:00 p.m. Selection Dates/Times will be posted on student Housing Overview pages.  PLAN AHEAD – so that you (or the person in your group with the earliest start date/time) can access the system asap after your start time rolls around. The sooner you login and choose, the less competition you will have for the space you want!
  • JULY 14: Selection timeslots begin at 10:00 a.m. Selection will run daily from 10 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. (the last timeslot will begin at 4:30 p.m.) through approximately July 21. Selection will then run 24-7 through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020.


  • Mid August: Tentative timeline for release date of Housing Contracts, Meal Plan Selection, and Emergency Information Authorization forms for student review and submission.
  • AUGUST 28: Meal Plan Selection and Housing entry forms (Residential Contracts and Emergency Information Authorization Forms, and if needed, ESA / Service Animal registrations) are all due by 5:00 p.m.
  • AUGUST 28: By 5:00 p.m. online Housing Selection ends. All students who have not selected a space, or applications received after this date will be placed in single room accommodations where space allows. 
  • Early September: Placement of students who did not select a space of choice continues as applications are received.
  • SEPTEMBER 21-27: Tentative. Residents move into academic year spaces by appointment over these 7 days.
  • SEPTEMBER 28: Fall Term classes start!

Housing Selection Questions

Chances are that if you are unsure of something, someone else is as well. With so many changes we have had to make this year in response to COVID-19, to our process, our room configurations and our timelines, questions are going to arise! Take a look at our FAQ page(s) and see if you can find the answers to your questions. If not, please feel free to contact University Housing – we are here to help in any way that we can!

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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!