Campus life

Exceptional facilities with supportive services

As an international student new to campus, you might have a lot of questions. Where can I practice my religion? How do I stay healthy? What's fun to do in between classes? From our own medical services on campus to our religious "quiet spaces," you'll feel comfortable knowing we have resources for all of your needs.

Religious and spiritual support

Oregon State University welcomes diversity, including religious and cultural traditions. You will find many quiet spaces all over campus to practice your religion or faith. In the International Living-Learning Center, we have our own multi-prayer room that's accessible any time during the day. In addition to accommodations for dietary needs, we have foot washing stations and toilets with hand-held bidets to make sure you have all the comforts of home.

Activities beyond the classroom

Having a healthy lifestyle is important for success in your studies. There are many facilities on campus for you to get exercise. Intramural sports are very popular, you can join one of the 35 different sport leagues and compete against your fellow Beavers. If you'd like more competition, club sports are student-run organizations that participate in regional and national leagues and tournaments. You'll also have access to the Dixon Recreation Center, which is included in your tuition. It's open late at night, so you can fit a workout into your busy schedule or simply enjoy the hot tub. 

OSU also has over 300 clubs, societies and organizations to get involved with and show your school pride. Whether you want to join a sorority or frat, make an impact through humanitarian projects or join a student chapter within your field of study, the university has something for everyone. As a member, you’ll learn valuable life lessons while making lasting friendships in whichever program you choose. Browse OSU's current list of recognized clubs and organizations here.

Health care services

Free health care services

Health services on campus

OSU has two health clinics located on campus. If you get sick, the nurses and doctors are here to help you feel better. If you have the OSU Student Insurance Plan, you can visit the Insurance Office to ask questions or get help. They'll let you know what your insurance covers and how much you'll have to pay yourself. Student Health Services information is available in Arabic and Chinese. Don't forget, you and any family members must have health insurance coverage. Ask the INTO OSU office for more information.

OSU food court

Plenty of options at the food court

International dining around every corner

Finding something to eat on campus is easy. OSU offers over 30 restaurants, including several that feature international cuisines. Have dietary restrictions? Don't worry, menus in our dining centers are designed to accommodate needs such as food allergies, halal, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. Best of all, your dining plan is automatically loaded on your student ID so you can use it anywhere on campus to purchase food. With about a dozen coffee shops located on campus you're never too far away from fresh coffee, tea, sandwiches, pastries or other grab-and-go items.