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STUDENT HOUSING
APARTMENTS
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CONTACT US
Main Housing Office
Lighthouse Depot
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
(Closed on Fridays during summer)
Phone: 541-888-7634
Email

Dining Services
Phone: 541-888-7704

RA DUTY PHONE
On Call Resident Assistant
Monday – Friday, 5pm – 8am
Saturday – Sunday, 24 hours a day
Phone: 541-260-6996

A Great Place to Live!

Southwestern’s student housing is safe, affordable and offers great amenities, not to mention it’s great living on campus. We work hard to help you make the most of your education and your college experience.

Our apartment-style housing is on the shores of beautiful Empire Lakes, and is within walking distance to classes. Interested in Gender Inclusive housing options? We offer that too. Check out the drop down below for more information.

All apartments are fully furnished with a living room, dining area and full kitchen. Apartments have three to four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Wi-fi and a TV/movie streaming service are standard. All furniture and appliances have recently been updated.

Hang Out With Friends

Stop by the Lighthouse Depot to meet friends. There’s a large living room with a big screen TV, as well as a game room with foosball, pool table/billiards and ping pong. Outside the Lighthouse Depot there’s a covered patio, barbecue, sand volleyball pit, and basketball court. All rec equipment is provided by housing and is free to use by housing students.

Also, you will find a quiet study area, computer lab, and laundry facilities. Throughout campus, there are more study areas, computer and tutoring labs, a library, and a rec center with a climbing wall, racquetball, and more.

Take A Tour

Drop-in tours are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Lighthouse Depot or call 541-888-7634.

Apply for Student Housing!

We encourage you to make the most of your education and college experience. Our apartment-style housing is safe, affordable and offers great amenities.

STUDENT HOUSING
APARTMENTS
DINING SERVICES
HOUSING STAFF
CAMPUS SECURITY

CONTACT US
Main Housing Office
Lighthouse Depot
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
(Closed on Fridays during summer)
Phone: 541-888-7634
Email

Dining Services
Phone: 541-888-7704

RA DUTY PHONE
On Call Resident Assistant
Monday - Friday, 5pm - 8am
Saturday - Sunday, 24 hours a day
Phone: 541-260-6996

Student Housing Questions?

How much does it cost to live in student housing?

See below for an overview of current housing rates.
Schedule of Rates Per Term*

PRIVATE ROOM RATE Fall Winter Spring TOTAL DOUBLE ROOM RATE Fall Winter Spring TOTAL
110 meals/term $2,946 $2,946 $2,946 $8,838 110 meals/term $2,527 $2,527 $2,527 $7,581
176 meals/term $3,099 $3,099 $3,099 $9,297 176 meals/term $2,679 $2,679 $2,679 $8,037

*Please note: In addition to these rates listed, there is a required $250 housing deposit as well as a $30/term social fee.

What comes with the apartments?

  • Extra-long twin beds
  • Desk and dresser for each resident
  • Full-size stove/oven and refrigerator/freezer
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet ports in each bedroom
  • Couch, three living room chairs, dining table and chairs

Can I stay for more than one term?

Students sign a binding room and board agreement for the full academic year (September through June). If you plan to leave at the end of a specific term: 

  1. Talk with housing
  2. Complete a room cancellation form by the deadline indicated in the housing agreement
  3. Return the form to the housing office. 

Please see the housing agreement for information on refunds on deposits, etc.

Do you have single rooms?

Yes. Single occupancy bedrooms are available throughout housing on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: that these rooms are still in a 3-bedroom or 4-bedroom apartment.

What is Gender Inclusive Housing?

Gender Inclusive Housing allows student to share a suite-style living space regardless of a student’s sex or gender. It provides rooming options for a variety of students: those who feel uncomfortable rooming with members of the same sex; supporting transgender, transitioning, and gender non-conforming students in their process of discovering their gender identity/expression; accommodating cultural living expectations; and students who do not want sex or gender to be a primary factor in choosing a roommate. Gender Inclusive Housing is not meant for romantic couples.However, in respecting the privacy of our students, we do not require disclosure of reason for specific roommate/suitemate requests.

Is Gender Inclusive Housing only for a particular community?

Gender Inclusive Housing is available to all interested students willing and able to adhere to the expectations and commitments of the Gender Inclusive Housing option. It is intended to be a welcoming, safe, and inclusive living environment regardless of a student’s sex, sexual orientation, or perceived gender identity. Through Gender Inclusive Housing, students will be able to take part in a living environment that values the importance of understanding and providing a safe and welcoming place for students of all genders.

Why is it important to offer Gender Inclusive Housing?

Traditional, same-sex room/suite assignments are not ideal or appropriate for some students. The Housing and Residence Life office at SWOCC believes it is important to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of students today and tomorrow, in creating a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment. Gender Inclusive Housing helps to create an environment that acknowledges, appreciates, and respects the diversity of the student body by providing option in finding roommates/suitemates that are truly compatible.

Who can live in Gender Inclusive Housing?

All students choosing to live in the residence halls are eligible for this living option. This includes all first-year, continuing, and transfer students.

How are roommates/suitemates chosen?

Roommates are mutually selected, not assigned. All parties must be willing partners. Students can request a roommate of any sex or gender. The living space is designated for the academic year.

Can students be randomly assigned to a roommate/suitemate of the opposite sex?

No. Students opt into Gender Inclusive Housing and roommate arrangements as willing partners.

Are bathrooms gender inclusive too?

Yes. The residence hall features suite-style rooms comprised of single bedrooms and double bedrooms sharing a common space and semi-private bathroom.

How do you assign rooms and match roommates?

We allow students to select their own spaces and match themselves with roommates using our housing software. In the event that a student does not select a room or roommate, we will assign students based on their roommate preferences. When a student is eligible to select a room depends on the date the student completed the online housing application AND paid the $250 deposit.

Can I request a specific roommate?

Yes. You can use our housing software to create roommate groups and select roommates.

Is student housing open during term breaks?

The apartments are open from the day students move in until the last day of spring term with the exception of winter break. Students may leave their items in their rooms and apartments over winter break, but are required to check out with their RA’s 24 hours after their last final.

What do I do if there's a maintenance or other problem with my apartment?

Submit a work request through myLakerLink. When you have an issue in your apartment whether it is a leaky faucet, burned out light, broken oven element, missing window screen, or something more serious, our maintenance staff will help.

Do I need a car? Is public transportation available?

It is up to you. You don’t necessarily need a car. A variety of convenient and affordable transportation options are available to residents, including the bus and local cab companies. If you plan to visit Eugene, Corvallis, Portland, or other towns out of our area, we recommend bringing a car. Students with cars will need to pick up a free parking permit from the housing office when they arrive.

Can I see your room and board agreement?

Our room and board agreement includes pricing and other important housing policy information. Click here to view the agreement:

Download Agreement

Take A Tour

Drop-in tours are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Lighthouse Depot or call 541-888-7634.

Apply for Student Housing!

We encourage you to make the most of your education and college experience. Our apartment-style housing is safe, affordable and offers great amenities.

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