It is your kingdom, your castle, your home away from home, and you will find that the residence halls at Western Oregon University offer so much more than just a room.

Located close enough to walk to your classes, the library, fitness center, cafes, restaurants and thankfully, coffee, the undergaduate housing options at WOU are uniquely suited to supporting the academic and social pursuits of YOU, the residential student. In fact, returning and transfer students often choose to continue to live on campus because of the convenience, friendships, safety, services and wide variety of free activities and campus events that residential status has to offer them.

The halls are broken into two loose groups to suit the residents who live there: First Year Halls and Upperclass Halls

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.
In addition, this year, the suite style rooms of Barnum Hall  will complement the green spaces of our newest residence hall, Ackerman Hall to accommodate First-Year students.

Upperclass Students

Western Oregon University offers a variety of living spaces for upperclass students to choose from as well. Traditionally, upperclass students are housed in the suite style rooms of Barnum Hall and in single and double rooms in the themed communities in our newest hall, Ackerman Hall. The Arbor Park Apartments (Cedar, Noble and Spruce Halls) round out the list of halls that are generally used to accommodate upper-division residents. The upper-division halls are coeducational, they house 70 to 300 residents, and are managed by a full-time professional Resident Director, and a staff of Resident Assistants.

Whether you are a first-year student excited for your fist experiences “away” at college, or an upper-division student looking ahead to graduation and beyond, living on campus has a LOT to offer in terms of safety, convenience, social interaction and value.

For details on everything that is available to you as a residential student at Western Oregon University, please see our Amenities web page.


On-Campus Living at Western – What is it like? What does it have to offer you?

Use the link above to access a virtual booklet to gain some insight into life in the Residence Halls at Western Oregon University!

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR of rooms and apartments within the residential complex.

Use the link above to see what it is like living in the halls at Western Oregon University? See and hear what residents have to say about their experience living on campus through a video tour of your hall of choice.



University Housing

(503) 838-8311 | or e-mail:  | Location: Ground floor of Ackerman Hall