Oregon Tech Housing and Residence Life is sharing some of our more frequently asked questions. We hope the FAQs listed below answer your questions regarding Housing and Residence Life.
You may not hear from Housing for a bit-but don't worry! There are many steps in the process. You will get information via email about our Choose My Room Program. We will send out an assignment letter to your email and your home address in early July sharing information about your room, mailing address, and roommate(s) information including how to contact your new roommate(s). Just continue to check the email address that you applied for housing with.
The biggest issue that students have when trying to find a roommates name is hitting the space bar while typing in a name. The space will show as a character and will not allow you to find who you are looking for. Also remember the students name is the one they applied to the University with and not necessarily a nickname.
Wireless is available in all the building common areas. The Village does have access to wireless from the hallway access points into the rooms and bedrooms of the apartments. Some students want a stronger signal so they will purchase a router(not a modem) for their room. The Residence Hall will require a router(not a modem) to be purchased for the student rooms. Thick concrete walls make it hard for students to get wireless from the building access points. We recommend a Netgear router; they seem to work better with the system that we have on campus.
Entertainment Service included in your housing charges are IPTV. Philo is our main TV service. When you move in you will be sent a link to access Philo with your Oregon Tech email address. You can assess this in your room as well as when you are home on break or just for the weekend. Oregon Tech also has its own Movie storage that can be used while you are connected to campus internet. This can be accessed while living on campus and even if there is no internet service.
You do not need to pay anything extra for any of these services as they are included in your term housing charges.
If you are struggling to hook up any of these services, we do have Tech Assistants that can help and are on call to get these up and running for you.
Student custodial: Help the regular custodial staff with cleaning of the building. Students will only work during the work week.
Service desk staff: Help with distributing mail and packages for on campus students. Work hours vary through out the day as well as on the weekends.
Resident Advisors and Student Success Mentors: Work with students for academic success, student social engagement and campus involvement. Work during the week as well and on call shifts.
Residence Hall Association: The representative board for on campus students. Hold monthly meetings, help plan big events in housing and hold office hours.
All on campus jobs are posted on the Handshake website.
If you live in the Residence Hall with a roommate you are both welcome to bring a fridge and microwave if you choose to do so.
Each student will have an extra long twin bed, desk, desk chair, book shelve, dresser, and closet.
Bedroom has extra long twin bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, and closet. Common space has couch, chair, end table, coffee table.
Kitchen has fridge, microwave, and stove/oven.