© 2024 KLCC

136 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401

Contact Us

FCC Applications
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

OSU Partially Eases On-Campus Living Requirement For First-Year Students

Hal Hermanson

Oregon State University is making it easier for students to avoid the requirement to live on-campus during their first year at the school.

It’s one of many changes to the traditional college experience this year, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Normally, first-year OSU students who are coming directly from high school are required to live in on-campus housing. There are exceptions for people who are living with their family, but only if their home is within 30 miles of campus.

But with the vast majority of fall classes being delivered remotely, the university now says first-year students can live with their family regardless of where their home is. OSU says students who do choose to live on campus but then change their mind will only be charged for the days they occupy their room.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
Related Content