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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, and public areas for group activities. In addition, this year, the suite style rooms of Barnum Hall will complement accommodations for both First-Year and upperclass residents in our newest residence hall, Ackerman Hall . Ackerman Hall is a Leed Platinum certified green building opened in the Fall of 2010.

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

Use the link below 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 student-generated video.

     Room Tours     

For a quick overview of each of our halls designed to house first year residents, please use the links below:

First Year Halls

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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!

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