University Housing

Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3570
housing@oakland.edu
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 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. 

Please click on the appropriate student category below to learn more, and when you're ready, click here for details on how to submit your housing contract online. Unsure of your plans for the fall? Remember that you can submit a contract now, and cancel without penalty through July 15. Please see the How to Cancel Your Housing tab for details.

Incoming Freshmen
Fall 2021-Winter 2022 

Fall 2021-Winter 2022 contracts are currently available. This contract is for the entire academic year (fall and winter semesters combined).
Incoming freshmen who are interested in living on campus for the fall 2021-winter 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience.

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.

An optional roommate matching period will be provided for incoming freshmen in June 2021. Instructions on how to participate in this process will be provided to incoming residents in May 2021 via oakland.edu email accounts.

Students can anticipate receiving their room and roommate assignments in July 2021. Notifications of assignments will be sent via oakland.edu email accounts.

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).

Winter 2022    

Winter 2022 contracts will become available at 8 a.m. on November 1, 2021. This contract is for the winter semester ONLY.
Incoming freshmen who are interested in living on campus for the winter 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience.

When filling out the housing contract, students will 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. Notifications of housing assignments will be sent to incoming residents via their 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).

Summer 2022     

Summer 2022 contracts will become available at 8 a.m. on April 1, 2022. This contract is for the summer semester only.
Incoming freshmen who are interested in living on campus for the summer 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience.

Please note that summer housing is limited. You must be enrolled in at least one summer course to be eligible for summer housing. Assignments will be made in the order in which contracts are received and validated. Notifications of housing assignments will be sent to incoming residents via their 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 Current Commuters
Fall 2021-Winter 2022  

Fall 2021-Winter 2022 contracts are currently available. This contract is for the entire academic year (fall and winter semesters combined).
Incoming transfer students and current commuter students who are interested in living on campus for the fall 2021-winter 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience, if preferred. 

Please note the following important details regarding fall 2021-winter 2022 housing:

  • Current commuter students and admitted transfer students may submit housing contracts starting at 8 a.m. on February 1, 2021.

  • Students who submit contracts by March 1, 2021 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 who have submitted a contract prior to March 1 via oakland.edu email accounts. You can also view more details about the roommate matching process now by clicking here. The roommate matching period will take place in mid-March.

  • Students who submit contracts by March 1, 2021 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. You can view more details about the room selection process now by clicking here.

  • 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 accounts. Students who choose to not select a room during the room selection process will be auto-assigned to a room in July 2021. 

  • Current commuter and transfer 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, in the order of credit hours earned, and notified of their assignment via email in July 2021.
Winter 2022    

Winter 2022 contracts will become available at 8 a.m. on November 1, 2021. This contract is for the winter semester ONLY.
Incoming transfer students and current commuter students who are interested in living on campus for the winter 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience, if preferred. 

When filling out the housing contract, students will have the opportunity to list their first and second preference for building assignment. Assignments will be made in the order of earned credit hours, 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. Notifications of housing assignments will be sent to incoming residents via their oakland.edu email addresses.

Summer 2022    

Summer 2022 contracts will become available at 8 a.m. on April 1, 2022. This contract is for the summer semester only.
Incoming transfer students and current commuter students who are interested in living on campus for the summer 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience, if preferred. 

Please note that summer housing is limited. Students must be enrolled in at least one summer course to be eligible for summer housing. Assignments will be made in the order of earned credit hours, in the order in which contracts are received and validated. Notifications of housing assignments will be sent to incoming residents via their oakland.edu email addresses. 

Current and Returning Residents
Fall 2021-Winter 2022     

Fall 2021-Winter 2022 contracts are currently available. This contract is for the entire academic year (fall and winter semesters combined).
Current residents who are interested in returning to live on campus for the fall 2021-winter 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience, if preferred. 

Please note the following important details regarding fall 2021-winter 2022 housing:

  • Current residents may submit housing contracts starting at 8 a.m. on February 1, 2021.

  • Students who submit contracts by March 1, 2021 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 who have submitted a contract prior to March 1 via oakland.edu email accounts.You can also view more details about the roommate matching process now by clicking hereThe roommate matching period will take place in mid-March.

  • Students who submit contracts by March 1, 2021 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. You can view more details about the room selection process now by clicking here.

  • 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 accounts. Students who choose to not select a room during the room selection process will be auto-assigned to a room in July 2021. 

  • Current 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, and notified of their assignment via email in July 2021.
Winter 2022    

Winter 2022 contracts will become available at 8 a.m. on November 1, 2021. This contract is for the winter semester ONLY.

Current residents who are interested in living on campus for the winter 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience, if preferred. 

When filling out the housing contract, students will have the opportunity to list their first and second preference for building assignment. Assignments will be made in the order of earned credit hours, 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. Notifications of housing assignments will be sent to incoming residents via their oakland.edu email addresses.

 

Summer 2022   

Summer 2022 contracts will become available at 8 a.m. on April 1, 2022. This contract is for the summer semester only.

Current residents who are interested in continuing to live on campus for the summer 2022 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. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience, if preferred. 

Please note that summer housing is limited. Students must be enrolled in at least one summer course to be eligible for summer housing. Assignments will be made in the order of credit hours earned, in the order in which contracts are received and validated. Notifications of housing assignments will be sent to incoming residents via their oakland.edu email addresses. 

How to Apply Online

Please find detailed instructions on how to submit a housing contract below. We also have a video tutorial on how to submit a housing contract available for your convenience.

  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.

Please note that you may cancel your housing contract without penalty through July 15, 2021. After that time, cancellation charges will apply as outlined in the terms and conditions of the housing contract.

  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.