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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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Special Interest Floors

OU’s special interest floors encourage maximum student involvement in very specific interest areas. Each community provides special programming opportunities, academic enrichment, consistent advising services and -- most importantly -- a solid partnership between students, faculty and staff. Simply put, you will be involved with and supported by similar scholars, making your overall college experience the best it can be.

You can register to live on a special interest floor when you apply for housing online. For more information on our special interest floors, or to propose a new community, please contact Sarah Robinson, Coordinator for Residential Student Success, by emailing srobinson3@oakland.edu. 
International Village
Make your housing experience a global one by living in OU’s International Village.

Who Lives Here?
Domestic and international students room together in the Ann V. Nicholson student apartment complex to get a better understanding of each other’s cultures, countries and customs. This unique living arrangement allows international students to experience American culture first-hand while also discovering and participating in the greater OU community.

The International Village is open to any non-first-year OU student who has at least 16 cumulative earned credits at the time they submit their Housing contract. The village includes degree-seeking, transfer and exchange students from countries all around the world.

What They Do
Residents participate in many diverse programs and events, including:
  • special events like International Night, and Learn About Me
  • organized social activities such as holiday celebrations, movie nights, and international food nights
  • scheduled excursions to plays, museums and area festivals
  • opportunities for on-campus employment, giving international students a glimpse into the American workforce

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the International Village Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Business
Considering business? Get more of it by living on the Business Special Interest Floor. Designed to ease the transition into college, the School of Business Administration and University Housing invite you to be part of this supportive residential community.

Who Lives Here?
Students interested in pursuing a business major or minor live together in Hamlin Hall.

What They Do
The Business Special Interest Floor is here to help you:
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Oakland’s business program
  • Build strong connections with OU students, staff and faculty members
  • Enrich your education academically and socially
  • Engage in experiential learning business practices
  • Participate in academic success and leadership workshops  

Take advantage of this opportunity to live, learn and become more involved with the School of Business Administration, the community and other on-campus activities.

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Business Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Engineering & Computer Science

Choosing a program within the School of Engineering and Computer Science? Make immediate connections by living on the Engineering and Computer Science Special Interest Floor!

Who Lives Here?
First-year students interested in pursuing a career in mechanical, electrical, computer, and industrial and systems engineering live together with other future engineers on a designated floor in Hamlin Hall.

What They Do
Students who reside on the Engineering and Computer Science Special Interest Floor:

  • Live in a supportive environment, on the same floor with other engineering students who share common academic goals, as well as a Resident Assistant and Academic Peer Mentor who are both engineering students
  • Participate in off-site field trips and opportunities to experience real-world engineering application
  • Work with academic advisers to ease the transition into college and enhance student success

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Engineering and Computer Science Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Elementary Education

Passionate about education? Move to the head of your class by living on the Elementary Education Special Interest Floor!

Who Lives Here?
Sophomores, juniors and seniors pursuing a major in Pre-Elementary Education or Elementary Education live together in Hillcrest Hall.

What They Do
The Elementary Education Special Interest Floor is here to help you:

  • Enjoy a supportive residential environment of like-minded peers who share similar goals
  • Build strong connections with OU students, staff and faculty members
  • Enrich your education academically and socially
  • Engage in experiential learning practices and programming

Take advantage of this opportunity to live and learn your passion, and to become more involved with the School of Education and Human Services.

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Elementary Education Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Health Sciences

Eager to learn more about health, safety, and wellness? Consider living on the Health Sciences Special Interest Floor!

Who Lives Here?

First-year students interested in pursuing a major or minor in Health Sciences or a related field live together on a designated floor in Hamlin Hall.

What They Do

Students residing on the Health Sciences Special Interest Floor:

  • Live in a supportive environment that provides them with educational experiences outside of the classroom.
  • Make connections with other residents that share a common interest and academic goals, and with student Housing staff members able to provide support and programming related to Health Sciences.
  • Participate in intentional programs and field-trips relevant to their field of study.
  • Build connections with dedicated faculty and staff members from the School of Health Sciences.

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Health Sciences Special Interest floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.