Common Questions (and Answers)
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SHIP PACKAGES TO ARRIVE ON CAMPUS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL.
We do not have space to store mail prior to your arrival on campus. Thank you for your consideration regarding this.
Listed below is the format that mail delivered to you in the Residence Halls should be addressed in.
Your RSC Box #
347 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
You will be receiving information in the mail in late July (for Fall term), telling you who your roommate is; and how to contact them. Due to the number of cancellations and applications that we continue to receive right up to check in day, this information may change, and we will post updates on the WOU Portal as needed. In addition, no specific room numbers will be released until you arrive to check in for Fall Term. For subsequent terms, room numbers and roommate information will not be released until you arrive to check in.
Living with a roommate is most likely a brand new experience for you, but there is no need to be nervous or scared about it. This is an opportunity to embrace with an open mind the people who look differently than you do, who speak differently and who may have been raised differently. Having said all THAT, this roommate "thing" is not without it's challenges. IF YOU HAVE TRIED - if you have been direct and honest with your roommate about the issue(s) you are having, and you find that you simply can NOT get along, your next step is to talk to your Resident Assistant. The RA will take you and your roommate through a mediation process and if warranted, help to facilitate a room change.
Beds in the halls are 7' 1" in length by 3' 2" wide and all mattresses are 80" long. If you are purchasing linens, you should purchase extra long twins. Many retailers carry extra long sheets. The WOU Residence Hall Association also sponsors the Residence Hall Linens program, where you can purchase extra long sheets, mattress pads and comforters (usually with free shipping, too). Proceeds from this program go back to the RHA and are used for programming and leadership opportunities on campus. Please visit RHA's Residence Hall Linen Program to order. PLEASE NOTE:
DO NOT ship linen packages to arrive early at Western Oregon University. We do not have space to store these large parcels prior to your arrival on campus. Thank you for your consideration regarding this.
Yes, you can have microwaves with a 900 watt limit or less. Due to space limitations, we encourage you to call your roommate and discuss who will bring what so that large items are not duplicated. Keep in mind that because space IS limited, you might want to consider a smaller microwave.
Small coffee makers or hot-pots, WITH AUTO SHUT-OFF'S - and without exposed elements - are allowed.
Blenders, rice cookers, and crock pots are not allowed because there is no place to clean them - as an alternative, you might purchase frozen rice to cook in your microwave.
The University does not have refrigerators available to rent or buy. Refrigerators purchased for use in the residence halls must be no larger than approximately 20" X 20" X36" (approximately 3.6 cubic feet).
If you did not get your ID card at SOAR, one can be requested during the day, Monday - Friday in the Werner University Center, at the information desk. There is no charge for the original card. A $15.00 charge must be paid at the time of request for any subsequent replacement cards.
Your meal card is actually your student ID card. If your ID card was not encoded for meal service at SOAR,
please go to the University Housing Office. If you don't have an ID card - or have lost your ID card, a temporary card is available through cashiers in Valsetz.
If you can't find your card you will have to get a new card made up in the WUC. Make sure to stop by the housing office to activate your new card.
University Housing 503-838-8311 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org