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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.

Roommate Matching Guidelines

Learn more about University Housing's process for assigning roommates below. If you have any questions, please call (248) 370-3570 or email housing@oakland.edu.

Incoming Freshmen

Please note:
Roommate matching for incoming freshmen will take place from 8 a.m. on June 1, 2020 through 5 p.m on June 30, 2020. Incoming freshmen will receive an email containing instructions on how to participate in roommate matching on May 22, 2020.

Roommate matching is not required. If you would prefer not to choose a roommate, you are welcome to not participate in this process. If you don't choose a roommate, we will assign one to you. If you would like to participate in roommate matching, please follow the instructions provided below.

How do I build a profile in My Housing?

  • Log in to My Housing, and from the My Housing Page, select Personal Information from the top navigation bar.
  • From there, select Roommate Profile. Choose your privacy preference, noting that setting your profile privacy to Do NOT display me will exclude you from the roommate search system and prevent others from selecting you during roommate matching.

How do I participate in roommate matching?

  • After submitting a housing contract online, and during the appropriate roommate matching period, log in to My Housing.
  • From the top navigation bar, choose Room Selection, then Roommate/Suitemate Selection.
  • From the next drop-down menu, select the Fall 2020 term, then click submit.
  • Add the first name, last name and OU email address of your preferred roommate. You may only choose one. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Begin Search. When their profile appears, click on Request This Student.
  • If you do not have a particular roommate in mind, you may search for compatible roommates using the additional search fields located below the name and email search fields. These will allow you to conduct searches based on the personal preference questions that were provided on the housing contract. Once you have chosen your preferred search fields, click Begin Search. To request a roommate from the search results, click on Request This Student.
  • The person you have added will be listed under Future Roommate Requests with the status Unmatched Roommate. The statement “You have an unmatched roommate group” will appear.
  • The student you have requested as a roommate must log in to their own My Housing page and accept you as their roommate.
  • If you need to remove a requested roommate because they have failed to confirm the roommate match, click the Remove button. Your roommate MUST accept your request in order to have a matched roommate pair.

Please note the following critical points:

  • Anyone can add or remove a roommate request at any time during roommate matching until a room is actually selected, so it is important to regularly check your roommate status in the My Housing portal to make sure you still have a matched roommate pair. 
Current Students

How do I participate in roommate matching?

  • After submitting a housing contract online, and during the appropriate roommate matching period, log in to My Housing.
  • From the top navigation bar, choose Room Selection, then Roommate/Suitemate Selection.
  • From the next drop-down menu, select the Fall 2020 term, then click submit.
  • Add the first name, last name and OU email address of your preferred roommate. You may only choose one.
  • The person you have added will be listed under Future Roommate Requests with the status Unmatched Roommate. The statement “You have an unmatched roommate group” will appear.
  • The student you have requested as a roommate must log in to their own My Housing page and accept you as their roommate.
  • If you need to remove a requested roommate because they have failed to confirm the roommate match, click the Remove button. Your roommate MUST accept your request in order to have a matched roommate pair.

How do we select a room once we are all matched?

  • Students who have roommate matched will be able select their room during the appropriate room selection period (see here for more details).
  • The person in your matched pair with the lowest priority number may select a room for both people in the pair, as space permits, during their available room selection time. We recommend that both members of the pair be present during this time so that both may give input regarding location and who will be assigned to each room within a suite or apartment. If the person with the lowest number is not available during their assigned room selection time, they can log in any time after their assigned time. Alternately, the other person in the pair can select the room during their own assigned time.  

Please note the following critical points:

  • Anyone can add or remove a roommate request at any time during roommate matching until a room is actually selected, so it is important to regularly check your roommate status in the My Housing portal (especially right before your room selection time) to make sure you still have a matched roommate group.
  • The person who chooses the room for the pair will need to place each person in a specific bed/room within the suite/apartment. If a person chooses only a room for themselves during their assigned time the pair then becomes unmatched.  If that happens, the other half of the pair will need to remove the person who made the original selection from the group, then select a room.
  • Non-first-year students may not roommate match with new, incoming freshman students.
  • If you are a member of the Honors College and plan to select Oak View Hall as your building of choice during the room selection period, please note that if you match with a non-Honors College student, you will not be eligible for Oak View Hall. The same is true for education majors who intend to select the Education Special Interest Floor during the room selection period; those who match with non-education majors will not be eligible for the Special Interest Floor.
  • Finally, do not participate in Roommate Matching with anyone you do not trust to choose a room for you. Room choices that are made by one person for both people in the matched pair are final. Changes will not be made to assignments until the first room change period in the fall.