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When you move into the residence halls at Western Oregon University, you get a safe and secure place to live within a beautiful campus – and staff to help you pursue your educational goals.

When you Live on Campus . . .

You will find a group of professional staff who will serve as your resource for all kinds of information from campus maps and directions for new students, to adding money to meal accounts, to support for academic initiatives. If the answer to your question is not within the housing department, you will be directed with a smile to the correct source for information outside of housing. And that is just the office staff!


Live-In Staff and Faculty Mentors

Live-In staff include a  full-time professional staff referred to as a Resident Director, who manages the building and the student staff living there, the Resident Assistants (RAs).  RA’s are well trained,  full-time students carefully selected for their leadership experience, interpersonal skills, and their desire to have a positive impact on their residential community.

Welcome to Residential Computing (Res Comp)!

Res Comp + Residential Computer Lab

Residential Computing (Res-Comp) is headed up by a Residential Computing Manager who is responsible for staffing and managing all facets of the residential computing system. The Res-Comp manager also oversees student staff and the operation of the Residential Computing Lab  located in the Residential Service Center.  The lab and computer assistance offer resources only available to on-campus residents.

Campus Dining

Valsetz Dining Hall is the main source for food for our residential students, but you can always find coffee at Caffè Allegro and whatever else you might want at the convenience store located there. Campus Dining works around the clock to offer varied and nutritional food options to all of our residents – including those with dietary restrictions or needs such as gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian, as well as students eating on a budget. Campus Dining is always convenient, and ready to serve you!

In addition to the above, tap into the amenities listed below to live your best life on campus at WOU!

The Residential Service Center is centrally located within the residential complex and houses residential mail boxes. The RSC staff facilitates mail delivery, package pick-up, key/fob replacements, sells postage stamps and offers general help. The Residential Computer Lab, and offices for the Residence Hall Association (RHA), and the University Housing Program Assistant are also located here.

Streaming Movies. Free Laundry. High Speed Internet + Tech Support.  Residential students can stream movies to the device of their choice anywhere on campus. FREE with Res Life Cinema. Unlike their off-campus counterparts, our residents enjoy high-speed internet acces as well as Tech Support – and a Residential Computer Lab located in the RSC. Residents wash their clothes at any of the laundry facilities located in each hall – with no added expense to residents. It all adds up to a NICE place to live and learn!

Valsetz Dining Hall and Campus Dining. Located in the heart of the residential complex, Valsetz Dining Hall offers residents a wide variety of choices to meet their needs and tastes. Hours are tailored to student schedules, and special attentions is given to Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options. Need Coffee? Caffè Allegro – proudly serving Starbucks® is always on your way in the Werner University Center. Speaking of Allegro – you can also shop at the Convenience store located here as well. 

Community Study Rooms, Laptop Bars, Lounges and Kitchens. Academics are important – so is relaxing and having fun with friends. Residential living offers community study rooms, furnished with desks, chairs, couches and whiteboards in all of the First-Year halls. Laptop bars are available in Ackerman to plug in and work solo or together with other students. Community lounges in all of the residence halls offer space for community meetings and entertainment. Ping-pong and pool tables are available in some lounges. Community kitchen spaces are also available for use. ENJOY IT ALL!

Undergraduate Housing at Western Oregon University is set up to optimally serve the residents who live there – offering, support, programming and staff that either primarily house First-Year students or Upper-Division students.  For details see:

Undergrad Housing at WOU

One size does not fit all! In addition to our Undergraduate Housing, Western Oregon University offers housing options for Families and Non-Traditional students with a spouse, domestic partner and/or dependents. Find out more about it!

Family Housing at WOU