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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
M, T, Th, F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

University Housing

Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3570
housing@oakland.edu
M, T, Th, F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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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.


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Incoming Freshmen
Winter 2020 

Winter 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on November 1, 2019.
Students who are interested in living on campus for the winter 2020 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding winter housing:

  • Space is limited. Students will be assigned to housing in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, as space permits.

  • While we will make every effort to accommodate building preferences, placement in a specific building cannot be guaranteed.

  • Specific roommate requests cannot be accommodated for winter housing.
Summer 2020  

Summer 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on April 1, 2020.
Students who are interested in living on campus for the summer 2020 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding summer housing:

  • Space is limited. Students will be assigned to housing in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, as space permits.

  • Summer residents are typically consolidated into dedicated buildings; as such, specific building requests cannot be accommodated for the summer semester. 

  • Specific roommate requests cannot be accommodated for summer housing.
Fall 2020 - Winter 2021

Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 contracts will be available to incoming freshmen beginning at 8 a.m. on October 1, 2019. 
Incoming freshmen who are interested in living on campus for the fall 2020 - winter 2021 academic year must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

When filling out the housing contract, students have the opportunity to list their first and second preference for building assignment. Assignments will be made in the order in which contracts are received and validated. As such, while we will make every effort to honor building preferences, we are unable to guarantee space in a particular building as we adhere to this priority order.

During the submission of a housing contract, students also have the opportunity to create a roommate profile to be used later during the roommate matching process, if desired. Instructions on how to participate in the optional roommate matching period will be provided in the spring via oakland.edu email accounts.

Students can anticipate receiving their room and roommate assignments in the early summer. Notifications of assignments will be sent via oakland.edu email addresses.

Under 18?
If you are under the age of 18 on the day you submit your contract, your parent or guardian's electronic signature is required before your contract can 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, trackpad, or touch screen (if the device is touch-screen enabled).

Transfers and Commuters
Winter 2020 

Winter 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on November 1, 2019.
Students who are interested in living on campus for the winter 2020 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding winter housing:

  • Space is limited. Students will be assigned to housing in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, as space permits.

  • While we will make every effort to accommodate building preferences, placement in a specific building cannot be guaranteed.

  • Specific roommate requests cannot be accommodated for winter housing.
Summer 2020  

Summer 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on April 1, 2020.
Students who are interested in living on campus for the summer 2020 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding summer housing:

  • Space is limited. Students will be assigned to housing in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, as space permits.

  • Summer residents are typically consolidated into dedicated buildings; as such, specific building requests cannot be accommodated for the summer semester. 

  • Specific roommate requests cannot be accommodated for summer housing.
Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 

Fall 2020 - Winter 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on February 1, 2020.

Students who are interested in living on campus for the fall 2020 - winter 2021 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding fall 2020 - winter 2021 housing:

  • Students who submit contracts prior to 5 p.m. on March 1, 2020 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 communicated to students via oakland.edu email addresses. The roommate matching period will take place in mid-March.

  • Students who submit contracts prior to 5 p.m. on March 1, 2020 will also have the opportunity to participate in a room selection process. The room selection process is also optional, but highly recommended. The room selection process will take place in mid- to late-March.

  • 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 to students via oakland.edu email addresses. Students who choose to not select a room during the room selection process will be auto-assigned to a room in July. 

  • 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 received and validated, and notified of their assignment via email in July.
Returning Residents
Winter 2020

Winter 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on November 1, 2019.
Students who are interested in living on campus for the winter 2019 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding winter housing:

  • Space is limited. Students will be assigned to housing in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, as space permits.

  • While we will make every effort to accommodate building preferences, placement in a specific building cannot be guaranteed.

  • Specific roommate requests cannot be accommodated for winter housing.
Summer 2020  

Summer 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on April 1, 2020.
Students who are interested in living on campus for the summer 2019 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding summer housing:

  • Space is limited. Students will be assigned to housing in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, as space permits.

  • Summer residents are typically consolidated into dedicated buildings; as such, specific building requests cannot be accommodated for the summer semester. 

  • Specific roommate requests cannot be accommodated for summer housing.
Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 

Fall 2019 - Winter 2020 contracts will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on February 1, 2020.

Returning residents who are interested in living on campus for the fall 2020-winter 2021 semester must submit a housing contract online. For full instructions on how to submit a contract, please click on the How to Apply tab on this page.

Please note the following important details regarding fall 2020 - winter 2021 housing:

  • Returning residents may submit housing contracts at any time between 8 a.m. on February 1, 2020 and 5 p.m. on March 1, 2020. 

  • Students who submit contracts prior to 5 p.m. on March 1, 2019 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 communicated to students via oakland.edu email addresses. The roommate matching period will take place in mid-March.

  • Students who submit contracts prior to 5 p.m. on March 1, 2019 will also have the opportunity to participate in a room selection process. Room selection is also optional, but highly recommended. The room selection process will take place in mid- to late-March. 

  • 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 to students via oakland.edu email addresses. Students who choose to not select a room during the room selection process will be auto-assigned to a room in July. 

  • 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 received and validated, and notified of their assignment via email in July.
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. Review and complete both required criminal background questions. Your contract cannot be accepted and processed if you do not complete these two questions. 
  6. 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.

How to Cancel Your Housing

To cancel your on-campus housing, you will need to complete a Contract Release Form online. Please do so by following the instructions shown below, or as demonstrated in our instructional video.

  1. Log into the My Housing portal.

  2. Click the Contracts/Forms drop-down menu, then click on the contract you would like to cancel.

  3. From the What Would You Like to Do with This Application? drop-down menu that appears, select Cancel/Withdraw This Application, then click Submit.

  4. When prompted, confirm that you want to cancel your contract by selecting Yes, Cancel This Application from the drop-down menu that appears.

  5. Select the reason you are cancelling your contract.

  6. In the Add Any Additional Notes box, provide any additional information you feel is important, then click Submit.

  7. You will then reach a confirmation page for the contract release, and notice that the word Canceled now appears at the end of the canceled contract in the Contracts/Forms drop-down menu.