University Housing & Campus Dining
The Office of University Housing and Campus Dining is dedicated to excellence by fostering a healthy, supportive, and sustainable community living-learning experience through encouraging and educating our students and staff to: adapt to an evolving society; grow personally and academically and recognize their impact as inclusive and responsible global citizens.
On-Campus Living at Western - What will it be like? What does it have to offer to your child specifically?
Use the link above to access a virtual booklet to gain some insight into life in the Residence Halls at Western Oregon University!
PARENTS and FAMILY MEMBERS!
Hopefully, the links on this page will provide you with the information and resources you will need to help you as you mentor your student through the academic year and into their future! If you are still unable to find what you need, see our Housing Basics webpage, or please feel free to contact University Housing & Campus Dining with your request.
INSIGHTS - University Housing Newsletter
Whether you are a parent, family member or friend of a current resident looking for information on just exactly what your student or friend and the community that they live and learn in is up to this current year. Or you are a parent or family member of a student who will be attending WOU (and living on campus) in the coming year(s) and are curious about what life in the residence halls might look like for your student. If it is information you are after, Insights, the University Housing newsletter, will be a good place to start.
Insights should do just that - give you some insight into the programs, information, and timelines that will work to shape your student and their experience while living on campus at Western Oregon University. As issues become available, they will be posted quarterly here. In this issue, you will find resources for both you and your student as you tackle this new chapter in life, important dates and information and hopefully learn a bit yourself along the way. Take a look - gain some Insight!
Mailings listed directly below are mailings that have gone out to our CURRENT RESIDENTS.
Check back here throughout the academic year for information that has been sent out to your student regarding housing events such as procedures surrounding vacations and breaks, selecting a room for the following academic year, etc.
The Residence Halls and Valsetz Dining Hall will close for Winter Break at 5:00 pm, Friday, December 13, 2013 and will not re-open until Noon on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
DURING WINTER BREAK - PLEASE NOTE: University Housing will be CLOSED along with the entire campus DEC 23 - 27, 2013. This means NO Check Outs, access to halls or business of any kind will be conducted during this time period. Please plan accordingly.
THIS YEAR, STUDENTS CURRENTLY RESIDING IN ACKERMAN, BARNUM, BUTLER, HERITAGE OR LANDERS HALL WHO MAK A REQUEST TO STAY ON-CAMPUS DURING HE WINTER BREAK WILL STAY IN GENTLE HALL.
Postcards outlining general information about the break were sent to ALL residents RSC boxes on Wednesday, November 27th before the Thanksgiving break. That information was followed up with a detailed email for residents in Ackerman, Barnum, Butler, Heritage and Landers Halls on Monday, December 2nd. Both publications are linked below.
The following information was emailed to ALL residents on Tuesday, December 3rd.
ALL of this information and more is available on our VACATIONS and BREAKS webpage
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT MAILINGS
Once your student has applied for housing, you should receive a confirmation letter from University Housing letting you know that we are in receipt of your completed housing application and housing application fee. After that, you should not expect to receive further information from the housing department until May when we will send out the first of three main mailings that the housing department generates. Please see the "What to Expect" link below to get an idea of what to expect in term's of our mailing schedule for our incoming residents.
Our first mailing has been sent - See our What to Expect for more detailed information. This "May Mailing" contains a link to the WOU Portal for students to complete the Fall 2013 Housing Confirmation form on-line - all students who confirm that they will be attending Western and want to be placed in housing will be included in our placement process. This mailing also contains information on leadership opportunities within the housing department, and how your student will access the WOU Portal for information throughout the year. Along with insurance and linen information and much more, this is a detailed mailing with tons of information in it for your student. For students who applied on or after Monday, May 20th, this information can now be accessed on-line on our Housing Basics page - Look for the Fall 2013 Housing Confirmation Link.
LINKS FOR PARENTS
If you are planning a visit to campus and are looking for accommodations within the community, we have put together a listing of local bed and breakfast's that may be helpful to you as you plan your stay. Use the link below to access this page.
NOTE: WHEN USING THE ONLINE PAYMENT FORM BELOW TO ENSURE CREDIT OF YOUR PAYMENT TO YOUR STUDENT'S HOUSING APPLICATION FEE OR MEAL PLAN ACCOUNT, PLEASE CONTACT UNIVERSITY HOUSING @ 503-838-8311, OR SUBMIT AN EMAIL TO UNIVERSITY HOUSING WITH YOUR STUDENT'S NAME, WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY "V" NUMBER AND A DATE OF PAYMENT. (This email / phone call is needed for meal plan additions or housing application fees ONLY paid online rather than over-the-phone or in person). Thank you!
University Housing 503-838-8311 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org