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Housing and Dining

First-Year Live-In Requirement

Research has demonstrated that there is a more productive and more satisfying experience for students who reside in University residence halls than those who live off-campus. With this in mind, Western Oregon University adheres to a 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:

  • Living at Home with Parents, within a 30 mile radius of WOU.
  • Having a Dependent that is living with you.
  • Marriage.


Housing at Western Oregon University is granted on the basis of an agreement between the University and the student. By signing, you agree to spend the entire academic year (or remainder thereof) in University Housing. Contracts may be viewed and printed by clicking the link(s) below.

Housing contracts

Contracts for each Academic Year are mailed out to residents one time in the summer - they must be signed, dated and returned to guarantee housing in the Fall. Residents arriving for check in for other terms will receive their contract at the time of check in. If you wish to make a copy for yourself, please use the links below.

The Residential Housing Contract

Housing contracts are the written documents for both the student and University Housing to understand the rules about living and eating on campus. Each year, students living on campus must sign a housing contract.

Students who have completed their high school education at least one year ago have the option to choose between an Academic Year Contract and a Term Contract. If you are one year or more out of high school and are interested in the details about these two contracts, please use the link below to make an educated choice regarding the contract that you choose to sign.

(Students who are right out of high school are required to live on campus for their full first academic year and are governed by the Academic Year Contract only.)

Rules and regulations


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