Whether you opt for a private apartment or a shared one at 7th Street Station, your new home comes fully furnished. Walk 20 minutes to Oregon State University, or keep a car in the on-site parking and cut your commute down to two minutes. Alternatively, walk five minutes to your closest bus stop whenever you feel like exploring around town. On game day, you’re a short stroll from Reser Stadium and Gill Coliseum, the respective homes of the Oregon State Beavers’ football and basketball teams.
After class, grab a quick pick-me-up from the coffee bar on your way to your private bedroom. Dump your book bag on the desk, hang your coat up in the walk-in closet, then collapse on your full-sized bed for a much-needed nap. When you wake up, wander through to the kitchen to prepare a snack at the breakfast bar, before stacking your plate in the dishwasher and turning on the living room’s cable TV. Use the free internet to start researching your next assignment, or to make a Skype call home.
In summer, spend the rest of the afternoon lounging by the resort-style pool. Head to the fitness center if you feel like a workout, then throw your clothes into the washer dryer and run yourself a bath. Later, invite your friends over for a party in the community kitchen, or fire up the BBQ grills instead. With a billiards table, a foosball table and video games in the rec center, there’s plenty to do at home – but when you want a change of scene, catch a play at Majestic Theatre or an arthouse movie at Darkside Cinema.