Welcome to OSU-Cascades Residential Education and Housing! We look forward to providing you with world class service while you live, eat, and learn in our various facilities. Here are some important things you need to know that assist you with your transition to life on campus.

Move-In Day for students entering Oregon State University - Cascades in fall term 2020 will be based on a coordinated and scheduled move-in time on Saturday, September 19, 2020. 

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 suitemate and/or roommate 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. 

As all rooms will be single occupancy for the 2020-2021 academic year, you will be selecting a suitemate rather than a roommate during the application process.

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


If you did not pick up your OSU-Cascades ID Card at and earlier date, please pick it up at the the mailroom prior to checking into housing. 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!