Arriving at OSU-Cascades – September 19, 2020

During Fall 2020, OSU-Cascades move-in for the residence hall will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 starting at 9 a.m. Incoming students will be given a specific move-in timeframe to stagger the move-in process. Arrive at the hall and staff will guide you through the check-in process from there.

Incoming students who are attending Headwaters can move in before their scheduled Headwaters trip. To confirm your need to arrive, please email:


Move-In Day Unloading and Parking


Preparing to arrive

OSU ID card

Bring your OSU ID card to check in. You will need it to access your building and to eat in the dining center. If you did not receive your ID card during your START program, please pick it up at the ID Center located in Mailroom. Without your OSU ID card, you will be required to show an alternate ID at check-in and our staff will advise you on temporary options.

Receiving mail

Our address is: 1500 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend, OR 97702

You can send packages or mail to your residence hall address no earlier than one week prior to move-in. The mailroom will hold your mail and packages until the end of the first week of Fall Term. 

Loft kits

If you would like to sign up for a loft kit please sign up through your housing application in the myHousing portal. The rental charge for a loft kit is $210, which can be billed to your student account in Fall Term. For more information on loft kit reservations, please view the loft kit page.

Personal Property (Renters) Insurance

Residential Education and Housing recommends purchasing Personal Property or Renters Insurance either through your family’s existing account, or through one of many insurance agencies.

Bringing a car

With easy access to grocery stores, restaurants and other destinations within walking distance from campus, many students find bringing a car is not necessary. For destinations further from campus, students can check out a bike from Zagster, ride the Cascades East Transit (CET) for free, or rent a ZipCar.

If you need to bring a car, register your car before bringing a vehicle. More information about purchasing a residential parking permit can be found on the Transportation Services website.


Check the list of what to bring and leave behind

What to bring

Arriving outside of Move-In Day

For all students arriving before or after the standard arrival day, please check in with the Housing Office or call the RA on Duty Phone 541-640-9963.

Early arrival information

To be eligible for early arrival you must be part of a pre-arranged group (such as Headwaters or pre-college programs).  If you’re unsure whether you are approved for early arrival you must speak to your program coordinator. For more information, please contact Residential Education and Housing at 541-322-3177.

Arriving after 5 p.m.

Students arriving after 8 p.m. much check in with the on-duty Resident Assistant (RA) in the building. The RA on-duty can be reached by calling the cell phone number that is posted on the residence hall doors.

Setting up

Computer Network Connections:
All residence hall rooms have a wired connection and wireless coverage. We recommend bringing a network cable to connect to the wired network, even if you plan on using wireless. Wired connections are faster, more secure, and more reliable than wireless. OSU does not allow the use of personal wireless routers or access points as they can interfere with OSU's wireless coverage.

Room and Board Payment Information:
Room and board charges are billed to your student account at the beginning of each term. These charges will appear on an online eBill statement, which includes all tuition, housing, and other miscellaneous university charges and payments. eBills are processed on the 5th of each month and include all new charges or credits. Residents will receive a copy of their eBill via their university email address (ONID) account.

What about after that?

Unpack, get settled, attend your All-Hall meeting, and get ready for Welcome Week. For more info, visit Campus Living 101.