Moving In

All check-ins take place at the Spencer View Service Center. Be sure to schedule your check-in at least 24 hours before your arrival. To ease your transition into the community, please complete the following items within 24 hours of your check-in appointment:

Paperwork and Contracts

  • Read your tenant handbook and understand the resources and policies contained in it.
  • Check the condition of the unit. Make any notations on the pink copy of the Unit Condition Report provided to you, and return it to the service  at Spencer View. You may be charged upon check-out for any damage and/or abnormal wear-and-tear that is not already noted on the Unit Condition Report.
  • Review and understand your copy of the Family Housing Rental Agreement or Graduate Village Contract.


  • Call Eugene Water and Electric Board, and have the utilities put in your name within 72 hours.
  • For some East Campus units, call Northwest Natural Gas and put the utitlity account in your name within 72 hours.

Parking and Mailbox

  • A parking permit authorization will be provided at your check-in. Complete this form and turn it into UO Department of Parking and Transportation within 72 hours of move in. You will be issued a parking permit that must be displayed in any vehicle parked in your assigned parking space. 
  • Find your mailbox, open it, and write the names of all members of the household on the slip of paper inside. Place the paper back in the mailbox, shut, and lock the door. This tells the post office that new tenants have arrived and that your mail can be safely left in that mailbox.


All laundry facilities have high-efficiency card-operated machines. We recommend students use a high-efficiency liquid detergent. We do not recommend the use of pod detergents.

  • Spencer View, Agate Apartments, Graduate Village, and Moon Court Apartments have access to on-site card-operated laundry machines.
  • For all apartments an empty laundry card is issued at check-in.  Adding money to the card may be done by visiting an add value station located outside the housing service center at Hamilton, the Living-Learning Center lobby area, or the Spencer View service center. These machines accept cash, credit, or debit.
  • Students living in most East Campus houses have machine hook-ups in their homes, but need to provide their own machines. Residents of the East Campus Houses are not issued a laundry card.

Trash, Recycling

  • Find the trash and recycling sites closest to your unit. For East Campus houses, contact a trash and recycling provider to arrange services.

Contact the Spencer View Service Center at 541‑346‑5263 for any questions about these steps.

Household Changes

Any changes in the people living in the unit must be reported to the Spencer View Service Center immediately. New roommates must be approved by University Housing prior to residing in the apartment. This approval may take up to two weeks. Residents can check the Family Housing and University Apartments Facebook page for other students looking for an eligible roommate. Guest and visitor stays are limited to one week without prior approval.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.