University Housing
Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(248) 370-3570

 March - Apply for fall housing, July - Get room assignments, November - Apply for winter housing

Apply For Housing

An Important Message from University Housing

Thank you for your interest in University Housing. We are so grateful you would like to be a part of our community.

However, we regret to inform you that we have now fully reached capacity, and do not currently have a space for you in on-campus housing. If you would like to be placed on our waitlist, we ask that you please submit an online contract. No additional steps are required to join the waitlist.

We ordinarily see a number of contract cancellations throughout the summer. These cancellations open up space for students on the waitlist. As such, we are typically successful in placing the majority of students on our waitlist in regular on-campus housing, or temporary housing in the Extended Stay Hotel adjacent to campus. Students on the waitlist are assigned to rooms in the order in which their contracts were received and validated as space becomes available.

Please note, however, that we cannot guarantee that everyone on the waitlist will be placed in a room before the start of the school year. Therefore, if you choose to remain on the waitlist, it is advised that you develop alternative plans for where you will live in the instance we are unable to place you.

While you are on the waitlist, you may cancel your contract at any time without penalty, provided you have not been assigned to a room. Once you are assigned to a room, cancellation charges will apply. The cancellation charge schedule can be found in the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Contract. If you would like to cancel your contract, you must complete a Contract Release Form.

We are deeply sorry we cannot meet demand, and offer our sincere apologies for the disappointment caused by this shortage.

Directions for applying online
  1. Log in to the portal using your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the Applications tab, and then choose the contract period for which you are applying.
  3. Carefully review the Terms and Conditions. Remember that when you agree to the Terms and Conditions, you are providing an electronic signature that states you are agreeing to all of the terms and conditions exactly as they are written in the contract.
  4. Complete the Student Preference page.
  5. If you want to live with a particular OU student, list his/her name in the Roommate Choice option of the Student Preference page. Roommate requests must be mutual -- meaning, your roommate must also list YOU as his/her choice of roommate (you will NOT be matched with a student unless he/she also lists you as a requested roommate). We make every effort to meet all roommate preferences; however, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed with your requested roommate. Students who do not list a specific roommate choice will be matched with a roommate based on information gathered on the Student Preference page.
  6. Review and complete both required criminal background questions. YOUR CONTRACT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AND PROCESSED IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THESE TWO QUESTIONS.
  7. Once you have completed these steps, you will receive a housing contract confirmation.
After you submit your contract, additional information will be sent to your OU email address as it becomes available. We recommend that all current and future residents check their OU email accounts regularly. We will assign students to available rooms in the order in which are contracts are received and validated. 

Under the age of 18?
If you are under 18 on the date you submitted your contract, your parent or guardian’s electronic signature is required before your contract will be processed. The parent or guardian you identify as your emergency contact will receive an email with a link and a verification code that must be entered online to complete your housing contract submission. The electronic signature can be completed using a mouse, touch pad, or touch screen (if the device is touch-screen enabled). *

*This online verification process replaces the formerly required notarized paper contract.