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You have been accepted to attend Western Oregon University, and submitted your housing application a couple of months ago.

Check-in day is months away in September, and you are wondering . . . Shouldn't I hear something?


No need to worry! Generally, once you have applied for housing, unless there is a problem with your application, you will only hear from University Housing about four times as follows in the months leading up to check-in day. Remember to become familiar with and check your WOU Email (available on the WOU Portal) as we get closer to move-in day.

NEED A HARD COPY OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION THAT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU? NO PROBLEM - just contact University Housing

  • CONFIRMATION LETTER:

Within a week or two of receiving your housing application, we will send you a letter confirming that we have received it and that we will reserve a space for you to live on campus.


  • SPRING EMAIL:

A simple email loaded with links, this email packs a LOT of information in it AND the access to the online confirmation for you to secure your housing reservation!

You will be asked to complete an online confirmation to hold your housing reservation. There will be links for you to access all kinds of information online from what to expect to insurance and computer information to leadership and employment opportunities on campus for the coming year. Check it out!

MAILED in late May.

 
  • JULY EMAIL:

THE Mailing that you anxiously await!

Routed in late July, this email will direct you online to find out what hall you have been placed in, who your roommate(s) are and how to contact them to find out a little more about them. (We can't tell you if they will be your BFF or not, but we CAN tell you how to get in touch with them!)

This email will also include a link to access your Housing Contract. You will need to read, digitally sign and date the contract and submit it to University Housing by the contract deadline to hold your housing reservation.

  • AUGUST EMAIL:

Sent out in late August, this email is the final "official" correspondence from University Housing before move-in day. On-Campus addresses for the academic year are released, and last minute information regarding check-in is passed along.


WHAT ABOUT THOSE IMPORTANT DATES?

Beyond the correspondance that you can expect to receive from Housing leading up to move-in day, there will be timelines, due dates, event schedules and deadlines to manage leading up to your arrival on campus and then during the academic year as well. Grab your planner and utilize the links below to stay on top of YOUR schedule!

For a brief overview of the above events leading up to move-in day in a printer-friendly format, download our What to Expect document. If you are looking for specific dates in a month by month format with specific due dates leading up to Move-In Day, access the Count Down to Move-In Day document below.

For an abbreviated printer-friendly calendar of events, please download our Tentative Calendar of Events.

ALL of the above leads up to . . .

Once you arrive on-campus there are all kinds of other dates that you will need to be aware of. For that you will need to access the HOUSING CALENDAR. The housing calendar is set up by term, if you don't find a date you are looking for, please contact University Housing.

Finally, having arrived, at some point, you will be leaving campus. There are specific deadlines and procedures that govern the check-out procedures, vacations and breaks for the residence halls.

Contact

University Housing 503-838-8311 | or e-mail: housing@wou.edu