Before looking through our FAQs, it may be beneficial to browse through two very helpful documents that detail moving to SOU and the policies and procedures you will be expected to follow while living here. You may find that the answers to your questions are in these documents:
- Guide to Residence Life and Community Living - a thorough document detailing policies, procedures, safety, and other important topics of interest
- U Live with University Housing Move-In Newsletter - a helpful welcome newsletter laying out what you can look forward to in the area and what to bring and not to bring
Do I have to live in a residence hall?
Living on campus at Southern Oregon University provides first year students with academic advantages as well as easing the transition to University life. Therefore, single freshman students who enroll at SOU within one year of high school graduation must live in the residence halls. Living on campus offers many advantages to our students: Convenience, Cost, and Community. For more on the benefits of living on campus, check out Advantages to Living on Campus.