All newly admitted first-year students who have graduated from high school within the last year are required to live on campus. Exceptions to the live-on requirement are made on a case-by-case basis, typically for students living with parent/guardians within Jackson County, or students that are married/have dependents. Students must submit an online request through their MySOU account to be considered for an exemption from the live-on requirement.
Southern Oregon University offers many types housing to accomodate your needs. Learn more about University Housing and complete the online housing application to apply for on campus living. Transfer students are eligible, and encouraged, to live on campus.
- Convenience: Living in the residence halls simply puts you in closer contact with the campus community and doings. You're close to classes and school events, have special parking lots so you won't have to search too much for a spot, and don't have to waste valuable study time preparing meals.
- Cost: The rates of living on campus are comparable to the costs of living off campus in the surrounding areas. We strive to make affordable housing available to everyone. Also, there are no hidden or surprise costs in furniture, deposits, or monthly bills. The rates students pay for their room are fixed and will not fluctuate with increased costs.
- Community: The greatest advantage to living on campus and one in which we take great pride. You are able to meet people from all over the world (and perhaps your hometown). In hall programs or just hanging out in the lounge, you're bound to meet new people and make new friends.
- Amenities: Every residential complex has high speed wired and wireless Internet, cable television, and shared amenities like lounges and recreational areas.