Welcome to Oregon State University and to your new home on-campus!

On this page, you will find information that you may need for your first day in the residence halls and for Orientation.

  • Campus Map

    • You can use the search feature to find any location!

  • Use this map for a list of key locations you will need for Orientation.

Wireless Connections

Wired (Ethernet) Connections

  • Follow these steps to connect your computer to ResNet wired ports:
  • Plug your computer's Ethernet cable into the orange or green jack in your room.
  • Open your web browser (ie. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari).
  • Your browser should automatically redirect to the ResNet Self-Service page.
In your room, you will find a black Welcome bag containing a few snacks, a cup of noodles, water, and tea. There are microwaves located in the kitchen and a hot water tap as well.
  • Be careful when turning on the hot water tap - it is instant, boiling water!
  • Note: water from the sinks is filtered and safe to drink!

Dining Centers

  • Each side of-campus has a dining center where you can use your on-campus dining meal plan.
  • To see what is open, visit Food@OSU.

Delivery Options

If it is late at night and you need to order food, here are a few locations you can call or order online and have delivered to your hall:

  • Pathway Orientation: Tuesday, January 2nd, 8:30 AM.
    • Check in will be in the ILLC lobby.
  • Academic English Orientation: Wednesday, January 3rd, 8:30 AM
    • Check in will be in the ILLC lobby.
  • For more information on what to expect for orientation, take a look at our Orientation page.
We have a couple exciting activities for you to meet with new people and have some fun!
  • Coffee Corners!
    • 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • LLC Lobby (near the Welcome Desk)
    • Meet new friends, have some hot drinks and snacks, set up your email and more!
  • Corvallis Tours!
    • All tours will begin in the ILLC lobby. Please arrive early to sign – up!
    • 1st Tour: 9:00 AM
    • 2nd Tour: 10:00 AM
    • 3rd Tour: 11:00 AM
    • Explore Corvallis! We will take you downtown to see all the shops and restaurants. For more trips and activities this term, check out: http://intotrips.corecommerce.com/
      • Bring money to shop and eat!
      • There are limited spots for each time, but if you miss it, don’t worry! Our team is ready to help you design your own tour!
Take a look at OSU's Transit page for transportation methods around and beyond Corvallis.
  • Remember that the city bus system (Corvallis Transit System) is completely free to use!

For taxi and ride-share options in Corvallis, see Taxi Services in Corvallis.

If you are looking for things to do, take a look at our Life in Corvallis page.
  • It also has information on setting up your bank and cell phone accounts!

If you ever need any assistance during orientation:

  • INTO OSU Arrivals Phone: (541) 224 - 2964
  • INTO OSU Welcome Desk
    • Located in the ILLC
    • Open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

If you need any assistance in your residence hall:

  • Between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Your Service Center will be open and you can speak to the front desk if you need anything.
  • Between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM
    • Each residence hall as staff called Resident Assistants (R.As). If you have any questions about your hall, or if you need anything for your room, talk to them!
    • At night, they have a "Duty Phone" that you can call at any time if you need assistnace.
      • Even if you are locked out of your room or your building at 2:00 AM, you can call them and they will come help you. Do not feel bad about doing this; they are happy to help!
      • Your building's duty phone number is located on the entry doors.
      • There is a yellow call box located outside the entry doors. You can use this to call the duty phone number.
        • There is also a red button that you can press to call the local campus police.

Any other emergency:

  • If there is a medical emergency or you are worried about your safety on-campus, please call 911 immediately.