Student Housing

Michael Griffel, Director

University Housing
1416 Columbia Street
Eugene, Oregon 97403

University Housing is dedicated to providing student housing that promotes academic success through academic residential communities and student-centered services. As a unit of the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, the staff is committed to supporting the mission of the University of Oregon.

All first-year students live on campus. Students may choose housing options in a residence hall community, which include room and board, and apartment communities. A small number of university houses in residential neighborhoods adjacent to campus are also available. University Housing also offers dining services with healthy options that incorporate locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible for residents and the campus community.

Residence Halls and Academic Residential Communities

The university maintains 10 residence halls, which house approximately 4,900 students during the academic year. All residence halls have study areas, TV lounges, and laundry facilities, and a few have community kitchens. Available room types include single-, double-, or triple-occupancy, as well as a limited number of suites and rooms with bathrooms or sinks. All rooms contain a bed, desk, chair, and a wardrobe, dresser, or closet for each resident. Ethernet and/or Wi-Fi access are included. In addition to the amenities, a dedicated staff of professionals and student leaders live in the halls to help support the college experience in the halls and ensure residents are aware of resources.

University Housing partners with campus departments and academic schools and colleges to offer a variety of academic connections and Academic Residential Communities (ARCs) for residents. Such programs include Art + Design, Business, Environmental Leaders, Global Engagement, Health Sciences, Latinx Scholars, LGBTQIA+ Scholars, Media and Social Action, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Performing Artists Collective, Sustainable Cities and the Public Good, Thrive: Healthy Living, Umoja Black Scholars, Women in Science and Math, and Robert D. Clark Honors College. The residence halls also connect students with faculty fellows, advisors, and the Faculty-in-Residence program.

Residential communities are another way residents can customize their experience. University Housing also offers the Creative Practice Community, Flying V: Substance Free Community, Gender Equity Community, Quiet Community, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Path Community, and Science, Sustainability, and Health Path Community. For more information, visit 

Dining on Campus

The residence halls have five flexible meal plans. Four meal plans operate on a point system loaded weekly on a student's UO ID card. With these plans, students may use their meal plan points in any of the 14 housing dining venues. Venues include a traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining center, street tacos, coffee houses, a bistro, hearth-baked pizza, a pasta bar, deli-style locations, fresh sush, and markets with everything from sushi to sandwiches, soups, entrées, fresh fruit, açai bowls, and beverages. The other plan, Carson Limited, allows two entries per meal period to Carson Dining, the all-you-care-to-eat venue, and five meal points per week. This plan is only valid at Carson Dining. All meal plans come with $50 of Duck Bucks to use in other locations on campus. 

Registering for Housing

Any student admitted to the university may register for on-campus housing. After receiving notice of admission from the Office of Admissions, students should visit the housing website and fill out an online housing registration form. After completing and submitting the registration, students must then read and sign the online housing contract and make an online payment of their initial housing payment and nonrefundable registration fee to immediately secure a housing space. For information on exemptions, please visit

The earlier students register for housing, the more choices they will have when selecting their rooms. Returning residents are also given priority in room choices. Information and instructions on registering for residence hall housing may be found on the housing website.

Residence Hall Contract and Rates

Residence hall contracts cover the full academic year. For residence halls, the academic year typically begins a few days before classes start in fall term through the end of spring term (June 10, 2022), excluding winter break. During the winter break and summer session, residents may stay in the halls for an additional fee.

Residents must sign a contract that explains the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of residence hall occupancy. These terms are based on consideration for other residents, health and safety standards, and compliance with established state laws and the University of Oregon student conduct code. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of occupancy can lead to eviction. 

Room and meal charges are billed to students’ university accounts each term. Rates vary based on room type and meal plan. For information about billing and rates, please visit the housing website.

Family Housing and University Apartments

University Housing maintains apartment communities and a limited number of houses for approximately 500 students and their families. Housing in Family Housing and University Apartments is open to full-time students. One building offers single-dwelling units with priority for graduate students; other one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments may be occupied by graduate or undergraduate students who are 20 or older or are either married, in a domestic partnership, or have minor children.

Apartments and houses are unfurnished, although each unit is equipped with a stove and a refrigerator. On-site laundry facilities are available in apartment communities, and laundry hook-ups are available in most houses. Some buildings include Ethernet service with the rent. In addition, some apartment communities have playgrounds, recreation rooms, community gardens, childcare programs on site, and recycling facilities.

Residents of Family Housing and University Apartments may pay with cash or debit or credit cards for meals at any of University Housing’s dining venues or purchase the Ducks Dine On meal plan. 


Rental rates vary by community or house, based on size and amenities. Occupancy limits are based on the number of bedrooms and the number of people in the household. There are a limited number of units that can accommodate three UO students; otherwise, no more than two adults may reside in a single unit.

To be eligible for a housing assignment, students must be enrolled and maintain full-time status at the university. Applications for Family Housing and University Apartments must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee. In addition, a security deposit and a prepayment toward the first month’s rent are required at the time the offer is accepted.

As soon as students are admitted to the University of Oregon, they may apply for university apartments. Assignments are made based on variety of factors, such as date of application, desired move-in date, numbers of household members, and availability. Early application and frequent application updates are highly encouraged.