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Common Areas

All halls have common areas like dens, study lounges and other spaces perfect for hanging out. 


  • Custodial Services

    A commercial janitorial cleaning service, ABM, cleans shared spaces (community bathrooms, kitchens, lounges) as well as cleans and restocks supplies for community bathrooms.

  • Elevators

    Housing and Residential Life has 25 elevators for residential use.  


    Trapped: Call OSU PD immediately if you are trapped or know someone is trapped in an elevator. For emergencies call 911 or call 405-744-6523 for non-emergencies. The person inside the elevator should also press the call button.


    Items Dropped: If you drop an item down the elevator shaft, contact the desk staff to retrieve it. This may result in a bursar charge. Items dropped after hours will be collected the next business day. You may pick up items at the Housing and Residential Life at 100 Iba Hall. 

  • Furniture and appliances

    University-owned furniture and appliances are designated for the space it is to be used and must be kept in their designated location. Furniture must not be removed from the room/suite/apartment or left outside the unit on a balcony or porch. 

  • Grounds and Lawns

    Grounds and lawns are maintained by OSU Facilities Management. This includes the maintenance and upkeep of the sports courts (volleyball courts, basketball courts, putting greens, and playground equipment).


    To make a request related to grounds or sports courts, contact the HRL Facilities Office.

  • Grounds and Common Spaces (FGSH)
    Learn more about specific Family and Graduate Student Housing's policies concerning grounds and common spaces.
  • Kitchens

    Housing and Residential Life provides community kitchens (stove, oven, refrigerator, and microwave) in many halls. As a resident, you are responsible for keeping the kitchen clean and ready to use. 


    Keep the following rules in mind:

    • Wash dishes after use.
    • Put food away to reduce pests and odor.
    • Write your name on food items placed in the refrigerator or kitchen area.
    • Be sure to check items in the community refrigerators before leaving on breaks. 
    • ABM Services will clean the kitchen if all personal items are stored properly. They will not remove any food or personal items (pots, pans, silverware, etc.) from the kitchen area, 
  • Laundries

    Housing and Residential Life provides laundry facilities in all residence halls and washers and dryers in undergraduate apartments. These facilities are free of charge and are provided for residents only. High-efficiency (HE) detergent recommended for all machines.


    The university is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. Report machine issues to the HRL Facilities Office or visit the appropriate Desk.


    Learn more about laundries

  • Living rooms and lounges

    Housing and Residential Life provides many different styles of living rooms and lounges. Most include a combinations of couches, televisions, and study areas with desks and tables.

  • Outdoor Grills
    Permanently mounted BBQ grills are available in various locations (Griffith Community Center, Pattillo Community Center, Bennett, Morrison Neighborhood and the Family and Graduate Student Housing Neighborhoods). Requires Grilling Permit Application
  • Recreation and Sports Courts

    Housing and Residential Life offers a variety of recreation opportunities around the facilities and grounds.  


    • Sand Volleyball (Griffith Community Center, Pattillo Community Center, Bennett, Stout, and The Villages)
    • Basketball (Griffith Community Center, Pattillo Community Center, Morrison Neighborhood Bennett, Patchin-Jones and The Villages)
    • Lawn (Wentz)
    • Putting Green (The Villages)
    • Pool/Ping Pong Tables (various halls)
    • Pianos (Bennett, Iba, Stout, Parker, Wentz and Kerr-Drummond Mezzaine). Please play between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Remote Printer Stations

    Usually located near Desk Services, check with OSU IT Remote Printing to see where your hall's station is located. 

  • Trash and Recycling Services
  • Vending Machines

    Oklahoma State University offers a variety of beverage and snack options in vending machines in Housing and Residential Life facilities. If you have a problem with a vending machine, contact the designated service provider found on the machine.


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