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University Housing

Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3570
housing@oakland.edu

University Housing

Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3570
housing@oakland.edu

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Apply For Housing

Take the next step toward greater independence and self-revelation, and apply to live on campus. We would love to welcome you into our community.

For information on how to apply for on-campus housing for the fall 2018-winter 2019 academic year, please see the appropriate section below. 



Apply Online

Incoming Freshman

University Housing has reached capacity for incoming freshman students, but we invite you to join our waitlist by submitting an online contract.

We ordinarily see a number of contract cancellations throughout the summer, and these cancellations open a limited amount of space for students on the waitlist. Freshmen on the waitlist are assigned to rooms in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, as space becomes available. If we are able to place you in on-campus housing, we will notify you by email at your oakland.edu email account. 

Please note that we cannot guarantee that everyone on the waitlist will be placed in housing prior to the start of the school year. As such, if you join 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 have been assigned to a room, cancellation charges will apply. If you would like to cancel your contract, you must complete a Contract Release Form.

To submit a contract and join the waitlist, please click here or on the gold Apply Now button above.

Transfers and Commuters

Incoming transfers and commuters may submit contracts for the fall 2018-winter 2019 academic year starting at 8 a.m. on March 1, 2018.

Students who submit contracts prior to 5 p.m. on March 4, 2018, will have the opportunity to participate in a roommate matching period prior to assignment. Roommate matching is optional. Details on how to participate in roommate matching will be sent via email to oakland.edu email addresses on March 5, 2018. The roommate matching period will take place between March 5, 2018 and March 9, 2018.

Students who submit contracts prior to midnight on March 4, 2018, will also have the opportunity to participate in the room selection process. The room selection process will take place between March 12, 2018, and March 30, 2018.

During the room selection process, students will be able to select rooms based on the priority numbers they have been assigned. Students will be assigned priority numbers based on the number of credit hours they have earned. Students with the highest number of earned credit hours will select rooms first. Any ties that occur will be handled through randomization. For example: if ten students have earned 54 credits, the software platform used for assignments will randomly sort those ten students and assign them priority numbers accordingly.

Each student's priority number, as well as the day and time they are eligible to select a room, will be communicated via email sent to oakland.edu email addresses on March 9, 2018. Students who choose to not select a room during the room selection process will be auto-assigned to a room at a later date.

Transfer and commuter students may still submit contracts after roommate matching and room selection processes have taken place. Those who do so will be auto-assigned to roommates and rooms, based on credit hours earned, in the order in which their contracts are recevied and validated, and notified of their assignment via email.

Returning Residents

Returning residents may submit housing contracts for the fall 2018-winter 2019 academic year at any time between 8 a.m. on February 1, 2018 and 5 p.m. on March 1, 2018. Please note that the date and time students submit their contract during this period will have no impact on when they are able to select a room during the room selection process.

Students who submit contracts prior to 5 p.m. on March 1, 2018 will be eligible to participate in both the roommate matching and room selection processes. 

Roommate matching is optional. Details on how to participate in roommate matching will be sent via email to oakland.edu email addresses on March 5, 2018. The roommate matching period will take place between March 5, 2018 and March 9, 2018.

Room selection is also optional, but highly recommended. The room selection process will take place between March 12, 2018, and March 30, 2018.

During the room selection process, students will be able to select rooms based on the priority numbers they have been assigned. Students will be assigned priority numbers based on the number of credit hours they have earned. Students with the highest number of earned credit hours will select rooms first. Any ties that occur will be handled through randomization. For example: if ten students have earned 54 credits, the software platform used for assignments will randomly sort those ten students and assign them priority numbers accordingly.

Each student's priority number, as well as the day and time they are eligible to select a room, will be communicated via email sent to oakland.edu email addresses on March 9, 2018. Students who choose to not select a room during the room selection process will be auto-assigned to roommates and room at a later date.

Returning residents may still submit contracts after roommate matching and room selection processes have taken place. Those who do so will be auto-assigned to roommates and rooms, based on credit hours earned, in the order in which their contracts are recevied and validated, and notified of their assignment via email.

How to Apply 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. 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. Please note that even if you enter a roommate preference at the time you submit a contract, you will still need to confirm that choice during the roommate matching period. Details on this process will be sent to you via email.
  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.

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).

Summer Housing

Housing contracts for the summer 2018 semester may be submitted starting at 8 a.m. on April 1. There is limited space for summer housing, and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All summer residents will be housed in the private-bedroom-style suites in Oak View Hall.*

You must be registered for at least four credit hours during either the summer I or summer II session in order to live on campus, unless you are a current apartments resident that also has a fall 2018 housing contract on file.

Summer housing is broken into two sessions: summer I (May 6 - June 27), and summer II (July 1 - August 25). Students may choose to live on campus for either session, or both sessions. Costs for summer housing may be reviewed here.

Some exceptions may be made for certain summer staff members and current residents of the George T. Matthews Apartments.