Fall 2023 Move-In

New Students: Saturday, September 23, 2023: Students will choose a 15 minute check-in time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Returning Students: Sunday, September 24, 2023: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Residential Education and Housing is planning to provide the best move-in experience in an efficient and friendly way. 

  • Unloading and moving assistance may be available.
  • You may want to bring your own hand truck (dollies) or moving cart. We will have a limited number of metal moving carts and hand trucks (dollies) available to assist with your move if you wish to use them. 
  • Consider reducing the amount of personal belongings that you bring to campus. This will help ensure a quick and easy unloading process. 
  • Review the "What to Bring" checklist. Check the supplemental list of health related items you may want to consider bringing. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Oregon State University and OSU-Cascades has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students who plan to live, work, or engage with others in-person in the fall. If you've already been vaccinated, you can upload proof of vaccination to your Student Health Services (SHS) portal now and check that item off of your to-do list!

We do not anticipate that vaccinated students living in the residence hall will be required to test regularly for COVID-19 once their vaccination card information has been verified through SHS. Non-vaccinated students are required to test weekly.

Understanding Your Room & Dining Contract

It is important to read and understand the Room and Dining Contract before you sign it.  A few basic facts about the contract can be found online, however, it is important to refer to the Room and Dining Contract for specific details and provisions.

What to Bring?

A general list of what to bring and what to leave behind is available to help you as you pack for OSU-Cascades. We suggest working with your roommate and/or suitemate so that you don't bring two of the same item.


Many college roommates often turn out to be lifelong friends. However, one of the most challenging aspects of college can be living with a roommate. Typically, this is the first time you have either lived in the same room with someone or lived with a person you know little about. Either way, living with someone in a small space can be difficult but with perseverance and determination this can be a rewarding experience. 

Although many roommates get along from check-in day, below are some tips on developing successful suitemate/roommate relationships:

OSU-Cascades ID Card

Get started by uploading a photo for your OSU-Cascades Student ID. Visit mycard.oregonstate.edu and click the photo upload link on the bottom left of the page. Once you are logged into MyCard, you select upload a photo from the menu on the left and follow the instructions. Your student ID serves as your room key on campus and you will receive your ID at move-in. If you are around Bend, you may get your OSU-Cascades ID Card at the the Mail & ID Center prior to the term start.

Your OSU-Cascades ID Card not only permits you to enter your residence hall and pay for purchases at the dining centers, but it also provides access to the following services:

  • Access to the Residence Hall
  • Campus dining, coffee shop, and Orange Cash
  • The Fitness Room

Move-in Guide

Our move-in guide will provide you instructions for getting to Bend and settling in to your new home!