Living Off Campus

Most of our 2,400 students are undergraduates who live on campus. Therefore, Willamette doesn’t maintain a dedicated, off-campus housing office.

In fact, all freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus unless they are married, over the age of 21, have dependent family under their care (child or parent) or are living with parent(s)/legal guardian(s) within a commutable distance of 25 miles or less.

Finding Off-Campus Housing

Salem has an easy pace of life and a relatively low cost of living. Salem’s character is an interesting blend of influences: It is Oregon’s capital city and has the state’s third-largest population. Within 20 minutes, you can go from the downtown shopping area to rolling acres of vineyards west of the Willamette River. Salem is also about an hour’s drive from the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Coast and the city of Portland.

For help in finding housing to rent, hotels, roommates and other off-campus resources, read the Salem Moving Guide. The material provided is intended to be informational and the groups listed are not affiliated with Willamette University

Graduate Apartments

When undergraduate apartments are not at capacity, a limited number of units at the University Apartments and Haseldorf Apartments may be offered to graduate students. Contact Residential Services to be put on the waiting list (503.370.6880 or If space becomes available, leases are sent out in late June.

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