ID / Key
Your OSU-Cascades ID is one of your most important tools on campus. It functions like a key to let you into your residence hall and room. It functions like a pre-paid debit card at the Beaver Dam and Coffee Bar, with Dining Plan Dollars loaded onto your card. It also gets you access to the fitness room.
Lost card? If you lose your ID card, report it to Public Safety by calling 541-322-3110
A replacement card costs $25 and can be picked up in the mailroom.
If you need temporary building access before picking up your new ID card, your Housing staff can provide temporary building access, using a conference key card. These only work for a limited time, and must be returned. A rekey charge will be assessed if the temp card is not returned.
Rooms + Help
Room changes and room swaps are available as space allows, between week 2 and week 9 of every term. Learn more about the room change process.
If there are any problems with your room or with any common space in your residence hall, please let us know right away—we want to fix it. You will not be charged for maintenance unless the problem was caused by deliberate vandalism. You can submit a maintenance request through MyUHDS.
Who to Call
If you have questions about your housing or dining accounts, you can contact the University Housing & Dining Services administrative office at any time. Parents and family members can find more information about supporting their students and links to parent resources and frequently asked questions on our Parent & Families home page.
Your Dining Plan gets you access to meals and snacks at the Beaver Dam and drinks at the Coffee Bar.
Check your spending: take advantage of the budgeting tools for managing your dining plan when you log into MyUHDS. You can view your resident discount, your past transactions, and your current balance, as well as charts that show whether your spending is in line with the dining plan you’ve chosen.
Change your plan: You may change to a smaller dining plan between weeks 1-3 of every term. You can change to a larger dining plan at any time. Remember, your dining plan balance rolls over from term to term, and will also roll over to the next year if you are still a student.