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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.
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.
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.