New Student Housing Information

Welcome Home!

The Residence Life staff is looking forward to welcoming you to campus. We know that you are filled with anticipation and have many questions for the upcoming school year. We hope that you are able to find the information you need on the following web pages. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Office of Student Affairs at 503.883.2278 or email us at

How do I Sign Up for Housing?

  1. Submit your $400 matriculation fee to the Office of Admissions
  2. Review the Residence Life information and your Housing Option
  3. Make sure you have your CatNet ID and Password -
  4. Complete your New Student Housing Application

Housing Application Deadlines

January 15 - Spring semester first-year students  
May 5 - Fall semester first-year students with housing accommodations

January 15 - Spring semester transfer students
April 15 - Fall semester transfer students with housing accommodations

What to Pack

Packing for college is an exciting time!  You don't want to forget anything, so you pack up everything you own and buy anything you think may need. Unfortunately, you will have a roommate that will do the exact same thing.  Here is a packing list of recommended things to bring, what you should share with your roommate(s) and what to leave at home. Don't feel like you need to purchase all of these items before you arrive on campus, there are many stores in McMinnville that sell all of the items listed.

What to Bring:

  • Computer and printer
  • Power strips for computers and appliances (no extension cords)
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Storage and organizing units
  • Waste basket
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Foam eggshell for mattress
  • Sheets, blankets, mattress pad and pillows (twin/standard size)
  • Laundry basket
  • High Efficiency (HE) Laundry soap
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Shower shoes/sandals
  • Toiletries
  • Sewing kit
  • First aid kit
  • Batteries
  • Address book
  • Pictures from home
  • Posters/personal decorations
  • Sticky tack for posters
  • Camera
  • Calendar/planner
  • Dictionary
  • Office supplies
  • Fun books to read

What to Share:

  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Dry-erase board (to put up on your door)
  • Fan (small window fans work best)
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Wall clock

What Not to Bring:

  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles
  • Sun lamps
  • Weapons
  • Decorative lights (Christmas lights, neon lights, etc.)
  • Air conditioners
  • Pets (except aquarium fish)
  • Illegal drugs