The Residential Program is responsible for maintaining the educational mission of Oregon School for the Deaf and is designed to provide a variety of learning opportunities that promote students' academic endeavors, and which encourage their growth and development. The Oregon School for the Deaf Residential Program recognizes that learning is not solely academic in nature. A large part of learning inevitably takes place outside the classroom. We are committed to supporting that learning through the residential experiences we provide.
At OSD, we recognize that personal growth and development are largely the result of student interactions within an extraordinarily diverse environment of people and programs. The Residential Program dorm counselors are committed to providing students with a safe, comfortable and well-maintained living space in an academically enriching environment.
Studies have shown that involvement outside of the classroom not only assists a student in being successful at school, but also gives a student an edge on future career choices, social interaction and knowledge while building community in the residence halls and throughout Oregon School for the Deaf.