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In light of the on-going pandemic, we are currently reviewing our timeline regarding Housing Selection for all of our residents for the coming year. Our current tentative plan is to release spaces for new-incoming students in early summer to choose from. Decisions regarding this process will be informed by information received from the office of Governor Kate Brown. Our priority is and will be the safety of our residents. Please check back often as updates will be made as we assess the situation as it applies to our preparations for Fall term and the coming academic year.




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

With all the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we are working to ensure that this process is set up in a way that will provide the most safety for our residents as we move forward with plans for Fall 2021.

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 tentatively expect to release start times and dates by Noon on Friday, July 9 on your Housing Overview page. PLAN AHEAD so that you or the person in your group with the earliest start date/time can access 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 the coming year, we are tentatively planning on setting up most spaces will be for one person in one room. We plan to also have limited double spaces in designated rooms available in specific halls. Barnum Hall is currently set to 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. We are currently evaluating details regrading the First-Year Live-In Requirement here at WOU. 
Let’s 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).

Tentative Residence Halls available for Selection 2021

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 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!