CORVALLIS, Ore. – About 3,500 students are expected to move into Oregon State University residence halls on Sunday, Sept. 22, three days before the start of fall term.

Overall, more than 4,600 residents are expected to move onto campus this fall. About 1,000 domestic and international students have already moved in.

Increased traffic and congestion are expected around campus on Sunday. More than 700 volunteers, including OSU faculty and staff and community members, will help with move in.

New students will benefit from a number of new initiatives this fall, including:

  • An updated Finley Hall, which originally opened in 1966, re-opens with completion of the second and final phase of a $10.5 million renovation. The renovation includes upgraded modular furniture in students’ rooms and new flooring. There are now gender-inclusive restrooms on each floor. The first floor features a completely renovated kitchen and several recreational lounges with new furnishings.
  • Additionally, the renovation of Finley Hall included design input from Oregon State College of Business students. Last spring University Housing & Dining Services partnered with College of Business students to provide an experiential learning project for second-year interior design students to design public spaces in Finley Hall and provide input on art and furniture selections. The student teams reviewed client programming and scope, created color and material boards, researched resources, participated in design charrettes, developed budgets and timelines, and specified furniture, finishes, signage, lighting, graphics, artwork. 
  • A Living-Learning Community in Finley Hall for students who are passionate about the health and welfare of the planet. Open to all majors, Earth2OSU (EO) is a partnership with the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. The community will connect like-minded students around issues affecting Earth ecosystems and provide opportunities to share solutions-based approaches to the health of the planet. OSU’s living-learning communities are academic programs that partner with a residential community to enhance students’ academic and leadership pursuits.

For more information, contact University Housing & Dining Services at 541-737-4771 or [email protected].

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 34,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Theresa Hogue, 541-737-0786, [email protected]


Jennifer Viña, 541-737-4771, [email protected]


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