First-Year Housing

Living in the residence hall

An on-campus room places you steps away from all the resources you need to succeed in your first year and beyond.

  • First-year students live in the OSU-Cascades Residence Hall.
  • Double and Triple occupancy rooms are available, and all rooms come equipped with furniture and free high-speed internet connections. 
  • The residence hall features a fitness center, free laundry facilities, lounges and kitchenettes available 24/7.
chef in Beaver Dam making grain bowls


Dining on Campus

Residents of OSU-Cascades eat at the Beaver Dam cafe in Obsidian Hall - just steps away from the OSU-Cascades Residence Hall.

  • Options for everyone: We offer food that is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free friendly, and more.
  • Locally sourced, globally inspired: We use seasonal ingredients to offer a variety of options that are inspired by cuisines from around the world.

Learn more about the Beaver Dam

students walking on campus


First-Year Experience

As part of OSU-Cascades comprehensive First-Year Experience, first-year students, with very few exceptions, are required to live on campus. Living on-campus is an excellent way for students to connect with key campus resources and build community.

student at residence hall desk


Thriving on Campus

In both nation-wide studies and research conducted at OSU-Cascades, first-year students who live on campus earn better grades than students who live off campus, and also tend to graduate more quickly.

  • Every hall has staff members dedicated to student success, including a full-time professional residential education coordinator and live-in student staff.
  • On-campus residents are steps away from everything that campus has to offer.

Learn more about services and amenities for residents.