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Planning Your Move

It's finally here. Time to move to your new, on-campus home. To get you started, we've provided the information below to help you with your big move. Also, be sure to read our helpful Tips for Parents to have a Successful Move-In Day with everything from what to wear to saying "See you later!"


  • Residents will select their move-in appointment (once room assignments are confirmed) starting Saturday, June 1 via the OSU Housing Portal.


Prepare over the Summer

  • Review policies and procedures. Read the Single Student Housing Community Rules and Standards Handbook (pdf). Many of the policies are featured on the Policies tab.
  • The OSU Residence Halls Association offers several student services that can be purchased by residents through to make their time on campus more enjoyable. 
  • Appliance rentals. To rent a MicroFridge, visit University and Student Services before move-in.
  • Get renters insurance coverage. Your residence hall space and belongings may be covered under your parent’s homeowners insurance. If not, we encourage you to purchase a plan through your insurance agent or through University Student Services.
  • Room furnishings. Consider making purchases for care packages, sheets/bedding and room furnishings via
  • Room amenities. Find your room at Hall Finder. Get bed sizes, room measurements and more.
  • Coordinate with roommates. Coordinate room furnishings and rentals with roommates to prevent doubling up on items.
  • Mail serviceSend mail/packages to the campus address after your move-in day to avoid items being returned to sender.
  • Parking permit. Go online to Parking and Transportation Services to purchase your vehicle permit. You can print a temporary permit and place it on your dash.
  • Create your Apogee Wi-Fi account. Create your account and be ready to connect your devices before you check in at
    • Ability to connect up to 10 devices simultaneously to the network with guaranteed speeds to each device.
    • Dedicated support for students 24 hours a day.
    • Ability to manage devices through a customized OSU portal.
  • Stillwater. Learn where to eat, shop and play at Visit Stillwater


SSH Move-in Checklist (pdf)

FGSH Move-in Checklist (pdf)

What to Pack

  • It's a good idea to check with your roommate (if you have one), so you don't duplicate items.
  • Pack only what is needed. You can always bring or ship more items later.
  • Sheets, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, comforters/quilts. 
  • Towels and hygiene products
  • Wastebasket
  • Lamps (no Halogen lamps), extension cords and adapters
  • Laptop, computer, printer, and surge protectors
  • Television, Playstation, XBox, Wii with all connections and coax cables. Halls have cable access in the rooms.
  • Cell phone, iPod, iPad, eReader, chargers, and connections
  • Flashlight, tools
  • Alarm clock (you don't want to miss class!)
  • First aid kit
  • Clothes hangers, iron and ironing board
  • Sewing kit 
  • Laundry supplies. All halls feature free laundry facilities. Full-size washers and dryers are provided in apartment units.
  • Kitchen utensils, including cutlery, can opener, dish soap and sponge, etc.
  • Appliances Approved for all Residential Units
    • One refrigerator (3 amps and 5 cubic feet) per person
    • One microwave (900 watts or less) per person
    • Exception: Wentz, Iba, Parker Halls
      • One refrigerator (3 amps and 5 cubic feet or less) per room
      • One microwave (900 watts or less) per room
    • Single-serve coffee makers (such as a Keurig)
    • Other cooking appliances may be used in kitchen areas.

What We Provide 

Traditional Halls for Single Student Housing (SSH)

  • One bed per student 
  • One desk and desk chair per student
  • Dresser per student
  • Closet space/limited storage
  • Mini blinds/café curtain rod
  • Cable TV access
  • Wireless high-speed internet access
  • Digital telephone access (only OSU Telecom compatible to establish a phone in your room/unit
  • Check the Hall Finder to see amenities for suites and apartments.

Family and Graduate Student Housing (FGSH): The Neighborhoods

  • One bed per resident 
  • Built-in dresser
  • Closet space/storage
  • Blinds
  • Kitchen storage space (cabinets, drawers)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Built-in dining table and four dining chairs.
  • Cable TV access
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Digital Telephone Access (only OSU Telecom compatible to establish a phone in your room/unit)
  • Desk, coffee table, corner table/end table, two occasional chairs, and one two-seat sofa in furnished apartments.

What to Leave at Home

  • Review Housing and Residential Life prohibited items list.
  • Electrical cooking appliances including toaster ovens, hot plates, etc. are allowed in apartment units but not in traditional halls, suites or deluxe suites.
  • Window air conditioning units
  • Wireless Internet routers answering machine (will not work with OSU's digital phone system)
  • Waterbeds (except in unfurnished apartment units)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms
  • Halogen lamps
  • Review the Pet Policy.
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