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First Year Live-In Requirement

WHY, you ask, are we required to live on campus our first year?

The short answer is: "It is GOOD for you!" - Academically, Socially, and in the end, Financially.

The long answer is fact-based on research into the benefit(s) for students living in their first year.


Western Oregon University's First-Year Live-In Requirement:

First year students who enroll at WOU within one year of high school graduation regardless of class standing must live on campus for the full academic year (Fall, Winter and Spring terms).

Exceptions to this requirement may be requested by petition. Exceptions that are generally approved are as follows:

QUALIFY? - Need a petition? Use the link below.


University Housing 503-838-8311 | or e-mail: