University Housing

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



Apply For Housing

Thank you for your interest in University Housing. We are excited to welcome you into our community!

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

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

When filling out the housing contract, students will have the opportunity to list their first and second preference for building assignment. They will also have the opportunity to create a roommate profile to be used later during the roommate matching process, if desired.

The roommate matching process is optional; students may choose to be auto-assigned a roommate, if they prefer. The roommate matching process will take place prior to being assigned to a room. Details on how to participate in roommate matching will be sent in May to all students who have submitted contracts.

Room assignments will be made in the order contracts are received and validated. While we will make every effort to honor building preference as we proceed through this priority order, we are unable to guarantee placement in a specific building.

Students will receive their room and roommate assignments via their Oakland email addresses by the end of July.

Incoming freshmen may still submit contracts after roommate matching and assignments have taken place. Those who do will be auto-assigned to rooms in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, and notified of their assignments via email.

Please see below for details on how to submit a contract. 

Under 18? Please also see the final section on requirements for students who are under the age of 18 at the time they submit their contract.

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 midnight 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 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 number they are assigned. Priority numbers are assigned based on number of credit hours 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 Oakland 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 rooms, in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, and notified of their assignment via email.

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

Students who submit their contracts by 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 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 number 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 Oakland 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.

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 rooms, in the order in which their contracts are received and validated, and notified of their assignment via email.
For more information on Returner Sign-Up, please visit the Returner Sign-Up site.

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).