Oregon State University is more than a place to live and learn. It is a place to grow, develop and discover. Living within the residence halls provides the opportunity for our incoming Beavers to begin writing their history, establishing their legacy, and creating long-lasting relationships and memories. We believe in the enriching experience students receive by living on campus. Thus, our first-year incoming students are required to comply with the First-Year Experience Live-on Residency Requirement. With the recognition of this policy, we also understand there are circumstances that may require an exception. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, a student graduating from high school more than one calendar year before the term they start classes; a student planning to live with immediate family at their address of origin and that address is outside a 30-mile driving radius of the Corvallis campus. We invite you to view the FAQs and utilize the links on the website for more information.

Kevin A. Dougherty, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Provost & Dean of Students


As part of Oregon State University's comprehensive First-Year Experience (FYE), first-year students are required to live on campus. Living on campus is an excellent way for students to connect with key campus resources and build community. While participation in the FYE Live-On Residency Requirement is an integral part of each first-year students' education, OSU recognizes that exceptions to the live-on residency requirement may be appropriate in certain circumstances. Exemptions to the requirement may be requested by completing the FYE Live-on Residency Exemption Request Form.   

FYE Live-On Residency Requirement
Support and Informaton

On-Campus Housing

We are excited to welcome you to Beaver Nation for academic year 2021-2022. We encourage you to take a moment to explore the numerous exciting living and learning communities offered by University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS), as you consider living options for your first year.

Live-On Support Assistant

The FYE Live-On Support Assistant will assist you with any questions you have about the FYE live-on residency exemption process.

Disability Access Services (DAS)

An exemption request related to a disability or for a personal COVID-19 medical concern are made through DAS. You will need to complete a Disability Access Request with DAS.

  OSU COVID-19 Policies

Oregon State University is planning to resume traditional on-site and in-person activities at OSU locations for academic year 2021-2022.