Residential Services

Recently Admitted Students

Welcome to Willamette! This page will help orient you to the campus layout before you arrive. Here you will find answers to several frequently asked questions and information on several on-campus resources available to students. We hope this site, in conjunction with "Your Guide to Campus Housing," will answer any questions you may have. If a housing assignment or meal plan question or concern remains, please feel free to contact us by email at

New Student FAQs:

How do I apply for on-campus housing?

Your application for on-campus housing will be included in your housing packet mailed to you the third week in May. This packet will include all the information you will need to make decisions such as choosing a residence hall, meal plan, and other campus amenities.

What medical/disability services are offered on campus?

Bishop Wellness Center provides a variety of medical and counseling services that can be charged to you student account and personal or University provided insurance. Also, WEMS (Willamette Emergency Medical Services) provides on-campus first response to medical emergencies. ADA services are also provided through Bishop Wellness Center. Click here for more information on ADA services.

When can I move in/out?

If you are a new student arriving on campus for Opening Days orientation, your check in day is Thursday, August 2oth. For new students participating in the Jump-Start program or a fall sport that requires early arrival on campus, you will receive your check in day from your coach or program director and be instructed to fill out the on-line application for early arrival.

At the end of the semester you will be given 24 hours after your last final to vacate your room and check out with your CM. If you have a final on the last day of finals week, your check out deadline is noon the following day.  Students who stay in their rooms past the 24 period are charged for late check-out.

The "Important Dates Calendar" for 2015-2016 gives you check in and check out dates for fall and spring semester, as well as meal plan change deadlines and housing selection dates for 2016-2017.

How do I know which meal plan suits me best?

Here is a table to help you determine how many meal points you will use. This table is also published in the Residential Services Guide to Campus Housing. Click here to learn more about your Meal Plan options.

How many meal points will I use?                                                                                                   Score each 1-5

I am a: light eater (1)/heavy eater (5) ____
How often do I eat breakfast? rarely (1)/every day (5) ____
How often do I eat Lunch? rarely (1)/every day (5) ____
I eat: light meals (1)/large meals (5) ____
How often do I snack at night? rarely (1)/every day (5) ____
                                                      TOTAL -----> ____
Your Score
Meal Plan A 1-5
Meal Plan B 6-10
Meal Plan C 11-19
Meal Plan D or E 20-25

Which amenities/services are provided with my room?

Each student is provided with a desk & chair, bookshelf, mattress, bed frame, wardrobe, and a dresser. Each room is equipped with ethernet ports and is wifi ready as well. Click here for more information.

What should I bring?

We encourage all students to get in contact with their roommates in order to avoid bringing duplicate items that can be shared. Click here for a list of things to bring with.