Corvallis consistently ranks as one of the brightest and best places to live anywhere in the U.S., including top college town in the West. As you make the transition to living off campus, use this guide to learn more about tenant rights and responsibilities, along with Oregon State and Corvallis community resources.

Rental Process

Are you a first-time renter? Are you unaware of your renter’s rights and responsibilities? Are you unsure of how to properly “adult”? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you have come to the right place.

The Corvallis Living Guide breaks down the rental process into five easy-to-follow steps with resources along the way to help you live more responsibly, manage a budget, party smart, and be a better neighbor. Signing a lease agreement and renting a home comes with increased responsibilities. It’s important to be proactive to make the rental process easier for yourself and to help maintain a safe and livable community.

Start the Process

Corvallis Living Guide Quiz

By reading the Corvallis Living Guide you will be better informed about your tenant rights, responsibilities, and resources.

After you have read through the guide, take the Corvallis Living Guide quiz. Upon passing the quiz with an 80% or higher, you will receive a ‘Preferred Renter’ Certificate which makes you eligible to save $50 off your rental security deposit with participating housing providers. The certificate will be sent to your OSU email in a PDF format that you will then show to the participating housing provider before signing your lease.  Again, the certificate of completion must be provided to property managers prior to signing the rental agreement to be eligible for the discount.  If you have recently taken the Corvallis Living Guide quiz and have not received your certificate, contact us at crb@oregonstate.edu

Take the Quiz