University of Oregon

Information for Students

Useful Information

Dormitories and Dining Hall:

If you plan to live in the dormitory you must contact OIMB to reserve a space. The undergraduate dormitories at OIMB are individual or double rooms with a bed, desk, chest of drawers,  and wardrobes. You will need an Ethernet card and cable for a wired connection or wireless card for wireless connection, if you bring your own computer. Meals are served daily in the dining hall and good food is a tradition at OIMB. Laundry facilities are available and pets are not allowed on the OIMB campus.

Information for Students Living in the Dorms in Eugene:

Dorm students in Eugene need to be aware of the following information: Students with a housing contract may petition for a release from the contract in order to attend OIMB. BUT, unless the student is a graduating student or otherwise not planning to return to UO dorms, they should at THE SAME TIME, petition for return to the UO dorms. Otherwise, they will go to the bottom of the list of choices and availability.

Dormitory Hallway

Dormitory Hallway

Dormitory Room

Dormitory Room

Dormitory Room

Dormitory Room








Room and Board:

Room and board costs $203 per week. Students living off campus may purchase meals on a pro-rated basis in the dining hall.

Study Areas:

The Loyd and Dorothy Rippey Library is staffed on Monday – Thursday, but is open to students 24 hours a day as are the five laboratory classrooms and the boathouse auditorium.

What to Bring:

For the dorm: bedding and a pillow, a padlock for the wardrobe units.
For classes: Knee high rubber boots, a raincoat and rain pants, paper and writing supplies. Textbooks and dissecting supplies are available for purchase at OIMB and course specific supply needs are posted with each course or will be sent when you register for the term.

The Village of Charleston:

The OIMB campus is located in the fishing village of Charleston. A five-minute walk takes you downtown to the general stores, restaurants, a post office, and a coffee shop. OIMB is eight miles from the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend with their airport, public libraries, movie theaters, stores, and large ocean ship docks.

Traveling to OIMB

Recreational Opportunities:

OIMB is located close to a diversity of extraordinary marine habitats as well as outdoor recreation sites:

Hiking and biking trails
Cape Arago State Park
Sunset Bay State Park 
Shore Acres State Park
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Recreational fishing and crabbing