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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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Moving Information

Moving is a much-anticipated event, and we know you have lots of questions. We’re here to make the process as smooth as possible. If you don’t find answers here, please call us at (248) 370-3570 or email housing@oakland.edu.

Move-In Schedule
Hamlin Hall

Your assigned move-in time
As part of University Housing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 move-in period will extend over five days in order to provide the opportunity for proper social distancing throughout the process. Move-in will take place between Friday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 1.

Each resident will be assigned a specific move-in date and time to limit traffic flow and crowding within each building. Move-in assignments will be provided via email. All residents are expected to adhere to their assigned move-in date and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. 

Safety measures
Each resident may bring no more than two helpers to assist with the move-in process.

All residents and helpers must wear a mask while in enclosed, public areas and outdoor public areas and situations which do not permit proper social distancing. This includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, and elevators.

Helpers should vacate the buildings as soon as the move-in process is complete in order to comply with current pandemic protocol and guest policy.
 
Prerequisite requirements
1. Advance plan
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to create an advance plan of action they will enact if they become ill with COVID-19. Identifying an intended isolation location will be an essential part of creating an advance plan of action. Residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be expected to leave campus to isolate and convalesce at their permanent residence, unless prohibited by highly specific circumstances.

Students will receive an email prompting them to create their advance plan of action in late July. Creating a plan will consist of signing into the My Housing portal and answering a series of questions that will guide you through the creation of your plan. Those who do not have an available off-campus isolation location will be able to provide details about their circumstances through the same process.

2. Viral swab testing
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to receive a swab COVID-19 test. Details about testing will be provided via email and updated on this website in the near future. 

Please be aware that residents will not be permitted to move in until both requirements have been met.

Arriving and unloading
Those moving into Hamlin Hall should enter through the University's West Oakland entrance off of East Walton Blvd. on their assigned move-in day. Residents may not enter campus through the main entrance at University Dr. during the move-in period.

Please park in parking lot P-5 or P-3 to unload your belongings. Someone in your party will need to move your car immediately once it has been emptied of your possessions. No cars will be permitted to remain parked in these lots or to park along the road during the move-in period.

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-11, and the P-29 parking structure. Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. These include lots P-11 and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLots P-3 and P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once the move-in period has concluded. Overnight parking spaces are designated with green lines.

Moving carts will be available for check out. Picture ID will be required to check out a cart.

Key pick-up
You may pick up your key inside Hamlin Hall, at the Hamlin Service Desk. 

Food service
Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 28. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls will open at 4:30 p.m. on this day. 

Immunization records 
Students who are new to the university should provide a copy of their immunization records to the Graham Health Center. You can find the immunization record form here, and a helpful checklist for new students here.

 

Hillcrest Hall

Your assigned move-in time
As part of University Housing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 move-in period will extend over five days in order to provide the opportunity for proper social distancing throughout the process. Move-in will take place between Friday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 1.

Each resident will be assigned a specific move-in date and time to limit traffic flow and crowding within each building. Move-in assignments will be provided via email. All residents are expected to adhere to their assigned move-in date and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. 

Safety measures
Each resident may bring no more than two helpers to assist with the move-in process.

All residents and helpers must wear a mask while in enclosed, public areas and outdoor public areas and situations which do not permit proper social distancing. This includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, and elevators.

Helpers should vacate the buildings as soon as the move-in process is complete in order to comply with current pandemic protocol and guest policy. 

Prerequisite requirements
1. Advance plan
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to create an advance plan of action they will enact if they become ill with COVID-19. Identifying an intended isolation location will be an essential part of creating an advance plan of action. Residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be expected to leave campus to isolate and convalesce at their permanent residence, unless prohibited by highly specific circumstances.

Students will receive an email prompting them to create their advance plan of action in late July. Creating a plan will consist of signing into the My Housing portal and answering a series of questions that will guide you through the creation of your plan. Those who do not have an available off-campus isolation location will be able to provide details about their circumstances through the same process.

2. Viral swab testing
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to receive a swab COVID-19 test. Details about testing will be provided via email and updated on this website in the near future.

Please be aware that residents will not be permitted to move in until both requirements have been met.

Arriving and unloading
Those moving into Hillcrest Hall should enter through the University's Pioneer Drive entrance off of Squirrel Rd. on their assigned move-in day. Residents may not enter campus through the main entrance at University Dr. during the move-in period.

Please park in parking lot P-24, P-34 or P-36 to unload your belongings. Someone in your party will need to move your car immediately once it has been emptied of your possessions. No cars will be permitted to remain parked in these lots or to park along the road during the move-in period.

Once emptied, cars may be parked in nearby lot P-35, and the P-32 parking structure. Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. These include lots P-35, and all covered levels of the P-32 parking structure. Overnight parking spaces are designated with green lines in parking lots.

Moving carts will be available for check out. Picture ID will be required to check out a cart.


Key pick-up
You may pick up the key to your room inside Hillcrest Hall, in the main lounge.

Food service
Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 28. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls will open at 4 p.m. on this day. 

Immunization records 
Students who are new to the university should provide a copy of their immunization records to the Graham Health Center. You can find the immunization record form here, and a helpful checklist for new students here.

 

Hill House

Your assigned move-in time
As part of University Housing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 move-in period will extend over five days in order to provide the opportunity for proper social distancing throughout the process. Move-in will take place between Friday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 1.

Each resident will be assigned a specific move-in date and time to limit traffic flow and crowding within each building. Move-in assignments will be provided via email. All residents are expected to adhere to their assigned move-in date and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. 

Safety measures
Each resident may bring no more than two helpers to assist with the move-in process.

All residents and helpers must wear a mask while in enclosed, public areas and outdoor public areas and situations which do not permit proper social distancing. This includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, and elevators.

Helpers should vacate the buildings as soon as the move-in process is complete in order to comply with current pandemic protocol and guest policy. 

Prerequisite requirements
1. Advance plan
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to create an advance plan of action they will enact if they become ill with COVID-19. Identifying an intended isolation location will be an essential part of creating an advance plan of action. Residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be expected to leave campus to isolate and convalesce at their permanent residence, unless prohibited by highly specific circumstances.

Students will receive an email prompting them to create their advance plan of action in late July. Creating a plan will consist of signing into the My Housing portal and answering a series of questions that will guide you through the creation of your plan. Those who do not have an available off-campus isolation location will be able to provide details about their circumstances through the same process.

2. Viral swab testing
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to receive a swab COVID-19 test. Details about testing will be provided via email and updated on this website in the near future.

Please be aware that residents will not be permitted to move in until both requirements have been met.

Arriving and unloading
Those moving into Hill House should enter through the University's West Oakland entrance off of East Walton Blvd. on their assigned move-in day. Residents may not enter campus through the main entrance at University Dr. during the move-in period.

Please park in parking lot P-5 or P-3 to unload your belongings. Someone in your party will need to move your car immediately once it has been emptied of your possessions. No cars will be permitted to remain parked in these lots or to park along the road during the move-in period.

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-11 and the P-29 parking structure. Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. These include lots P-11 and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLots P-3 and P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once the move-in period has concluded. Overnight parking spaces are designated with green lines.

Moving carts will be available for check out. Picture ID will be required to check out a cart.

Key pick-up
You may pick up the key to your room at the Small Halls Service desk, which is located inside Van Wagoner House, just past the elevator.

Food service
Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 28. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls will open at 4:30 p.m. on this day.

Immunization records 
Students who are new to the university should provide a copy of their immunization records to the Graham Health Center. You can find the immunization record form here, and a helpful checklist for new students here.

 

Oak View Hall

Your assigned move-in time
As part of University Housing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 move-in period will extend over five days in order to provide the opportunity for proper social distancing throughout the process. Move-in will take place between Friday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 1.

Each resident will be assigned a specific move-in date and time to limit traffic flow and crowding within each building. Move-in assignments will be provided via email. All residents are expected to adhere to their assigned move-in date and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. 

Safety measures
Each resident may bring no more than two helpers to assist with the move-in process.

All residents and helpers must wear a mask while in enclosed, public areas and outdoor public areas and situations which do not permit proper social distancing. This includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, and elevators.

Helpers should vacate the buildings as soon as the move-in process is complete in order to comply with current pandemic protocol and guest policy. 

Prerequisite requirements
1. Advance plan
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to create an advance plan of action they will enact if they become ill with COVID-19. Identifying an intended isolation location will be an essential part of creating an advance plan of action. Residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be expected to leave campus to isolate and convalesce at their permanent residence, unless prohibited by highly specific circumstances.

Students will receive an email prompting them to create their advance plan of action in late July. Creating a plan will consist of signing into the My Housing portal and answering a series of questions that will guide you through the creation of your plan. Those who do not have an available off-campus isolation location will be able to provide details about their circumstances through the same process.

2. Viral swab testing
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to receive a swab COVID-19 test. Details about testing will be provided via email and updated on this website in the near future.

Please be aware that residents will not be permitted to move in until both requirements have been met.

Arriving and unloading
Those moving into Oak View Hall should enter through the University's West Oakland entrance off of East Walton Blvd. on their assigned move-in day. Residents may not enter campus through the main entrance at University Dr. during the move-in period.

Please park in parking lot P-5 or P-3 to unload your belongings. Someone in your party will need to move your car immediately once it has been emptied of your possessions. No cars will be permitted to remain parked in these lots or to park along the road during the move-in period.

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-11 and the P-29 parking structure. Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. These include lots P-11 and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLots P-3 and P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once the move-in period has concluded. Overnight parking spaces are designated with green lines.

Moving carts will be available for check out. Picture ID will be required to check out a cart.

Key pick-up
You may pick up the key to your room inside Oak View Hall, at the Oak View Service Desk.

Food service
Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 28. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls will open at 4 p.m. on this day.

Immunization records 
Students who are new to the university should provide a copy of their immunization records to the Graham Health Center. You can find the immunization record form here, and a helpful checklist for new students here.

 

Student Apartments

Your assigned move-in time
As part of University Housing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 move-in period will extend over five days in order to provide the opportunity for proper social distancing throughout the process. Move-in will take place between Friday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 1.

Each resident will be assigned a specific move-in date and time to limit traffic flow and crowding within each building. Move-in assignments will be provided via email. All residents are expected to adhere to their assigned move-in date and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. 

Safety measures
Each resident may bring no more than two helpers to assist with the move-in process.

All residents and helpers must wear a mask while in enclosed, public areas and outdoor public areas and situations which do not permit proper social distancing. This includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, and elevators.

Helpers should vacate the buildings as soon as the move-in process is complete in order to comply with current pandemic protocol and guest policy. 

Prerequisite requirements
1. Advance plan
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to create an advance plan of action they will enact if they become ill with COVID-19. Identifying an intended isolation location will be an essential part of creating an advance plan of action. Residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be expected to leave campus to isolate and convalesce at their permanent residence, unless prohibited by highly specific circumstances.

Students will receive an email prompting them to create their advance plan of action in late July. Creating a plan will consist of signing into the My Housing portal and answering a series of questions that will guide you through the creation of your plan. Those who do not have an available off-campus isolation location will be able to provide details about their circumstances through the same process.

2. Viral swab testing
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to receive a swab COVID-19 test. Details about testing will be provided via email and updated on this website in the near future.

Please be aware that residents will not be permitted to move in until both requirements have been met.

Arriving and unloading
Those moving into the Student Apartments should enter through the University's East Oakland entrance off of East Walton Blvd. on their assigned move-in day. Residents may not enter campus through the main entrance at University Dr. during the move-in period.

You will be able to park in all lots surrounding the complexes to unload and move-in. No cars will be permitted to park along the road during move-in. 

Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. Overnight parking spaces are designated with green lines.

Moving carts will be available for check out. Picture ID will be required to check out a cart.

Key pick-up
You may pick up the key to your room inside the 4000 building of the Ann V. Nicholson apartments.

Food service
If you have purchased a voluntary meal plan, please note that all meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 28. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls will open at 4:30 p.m. on this day. 

Immunization records 
Students who are new to the university should provide a copy of their immunization records to the Graham Health Center. You can find the immunization record form here, and a helpful checklist for new students here.

 

Vandenberg Hall

Your assigned move-in time
As part of University Housing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 move-in period will extend over five days in order to provide the opportunity for proper social distancing throughout the process. Move-in will take place between Friday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 1.

Each resident will be assigned a specific move-in date and time to limit traffic flow and crowding within each building. Move-in assignments will be provided via email. All residents are expected to adhere to their assigned move-in date and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. 

Safety measures
Each resident may bring no more than two helpers to assist with the move-in process.

All residents and helpers must wear a mask while in enclosed, public areas and outdoor public areas and situations which do not permit proper social distancing. This includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, and elevators.

Helpers should vacate the buildings as soon as the move-in process is complete in order to comply with current pandemic protocol and guest policy. 

Prerequisite requirements
1. Advance plan
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to create an advance plan of action they will enact if they become ill with COVID-19. Identifying an intended isolation location will be an essential part of creating an advance plan of action. Residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be expected to leave campus to isolate and convalesce at their permanent residence, unless prohibited by highly specific circumstances.

Students will receive an email prompting them to create their advance plan of action in late July. Creating a plan will consist of signing into the My Housing portal and answering a series of questions that will guide you through the creation of your plan. Those who do not have an available off-campus isolation location will be able to provide details about their circumstances through the same process.

2. Viral swab testing
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to receive a swab COVID-19 test. Details about testing will be provided via email and updated on this website in the near future.

Please be aware that residents will not be permitted to move in until both requirements have been met.

Arriving and unloading 
Those moving into Vandenberg Hall should enter through the University's West Oakland entrance off of East Walton Blvd. on their assigned move-in day. Residents may not enter campus through the main entrance at University Dr. during the move-in period.

Please park in parking lot P-5 or P-3 to unload your belongings. Someone in your party will need to move your car immediately once it has been emptied of your possessions. No cars will be permitted to remain parked in these lots or to park along the road during the move-in period.

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-11 and the P-29 parking structure. Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. These include lots P-11 and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLots P-3 and P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once the move-in period has concluded. Overnight parking spaces are designated with green lines.

Moving carts will be available for check out. Picture ID will be required to check out a cart.

Key pick-up
You may pick up the key to your room inside Vandenberg Hall, at the Vandenberg Service Desk. The Service Desk is located on the second floor.

Food service
Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 30. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls will open at 4:30 p.m. on this day. 

Immunization records 
Students who are new to the university should provide a copy of their immunization records to the Graham Health Center. You can find the immunization record form here, and a helpful checklist for new students here.

 

Van Wagoner House

Your assigned move-in time
As part of University Housing's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall 2020 move-in period will extend over five days in order to provide the opportunity for proper social distancing throughout the process. Move-in will take place between Friday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 1.

Each resident will be assigned a specific move-in date and time to limit traffic flow and crowding within each building. Move-in assignments will be provided via email. All residents are expected to adhere to their assigned move-in date and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. 

Safety measures
Each resident may bring no more than two helpers to assist with the move-in process.

All residents and helpers must wear a mask while in enclosed, public areas and outdoor public areas and situations which do not permit proper social distancing. This includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, and elevators.

Helpers should vacate the buildings as soon as the move-in process is complete in order to comply with current pandemic protocol and guest policy. 

Prerequisite requirements
1. Advance plan
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to create an advance plan of action they will enact if they become ill with COVID-19. Identifying an intended isolation location will be an essential part of creating an advance plan of action. Residents who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be expected to leave campus to isolate and convalesce at their permanent residence, unless prohibited by highly specific circumstances.

Students will receive an email prompting them to create their advance plan of action in late July. Creating a plan will consist of signing into the My Housing portal and answering a series of questions that will guide you through the creation of your plan. Those who do not have an available off-campus isolation location will be able to provide details about their circumstances through the same process.

2. Viral swab testing
Prior to move-in, every resident will be required to receive a swab COVID-19 test. Details about testing will be provided via email and updated on this website in the near future.

Please be aware that residents will not be permitted to move in until both requirements have been met.

Arriving and unloading
Those moving into Van Wagoner House should enter through the University's West Oakland entrance off of East Walton Blvd. on their assigned move-in day. Residents may not enter campus through the main entrance at University Dr. during the move-in period.

Please park in parking lot P-5 or P-3 to unload your belongings. Someone in your party will need to move your car immediately once it has been emptied of your possessions. No cars will be permitted to remain parked in these lots or to park along the road during the move-in period.

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-11 and the P-29 parking structure. Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. These include lots P-11 and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLots P-3 and P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once the move-in period has concluded. Overnight parking spaces are designated with green lines.

Moving carts will be available for check out. Picture ID will be required to check out a cart.

Key pick-up
You may pick up the key to your room at the Small Halls Service desk, which is located inside Van Wagoner House, just past the elevator.

Food service
Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 28. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls will open at 4:30 p.m. on this day. 

Immunization records 
Students who are new to the university should provide a copy of their immunization records to the Graham Health Center. You can find the immunization record form here, and a helpful checklist for new students here.

What We Provide
OU will provide:

Hamlin Hall, Hill House, Van Wagoner House and Vandenberg Hall
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Carpeting
  • Shelves
  • Closet space
  • Lighting
  • Wastebasket
  • Window blinds
Oak View Hall
  • Extra-long twin bed (double occupancy suites) or full-sized bed (private bedroom suites)
  • Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Carpeting
  • Shelves
  • Closet space
  • Microwave
  • 3.1 cubic foot refrigerator with freezer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Wastebaskets
  • Window blinds
Hillcrest Hall
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Carpeting
  • Shelves
  • Closet space
  • Microwave
  • 3.1 cubic foot refrigerator with freezer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Wastebaskets
  • Window blinds
Ann V. Nicholson Apartments
  • Full-sized bed
  • Mattress
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet space
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Washer and dryer
  • Sofa
  • Coffee and end table
  • Entertainment unit
  • Lighting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Central air conditioning
  • Window blinds
George T. Matthews Apartments
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Mattress
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet space
  • Lighting
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa
  • Coffee and end table
  • Entertainment unit
  • Central air conditioning
  • Window blinds
Room Sizes

The following room specifications will help in planning what you'd like to bring. 

Residence Hall

Room Dimensions

Common Space

Hamlin Hall

(Standard Suite)

11’ 2” x 12’ 4"

7' 5" x 6' 4"

Hamlin Hall

(Five-Occupant Suite)

15' 4" x 11' 2"

11' 2" x 12' 4"

5' 5" x 6' 4"

Hamlin Hall

(Six-Occupant Suite)

11' 2" x 16'

11' 2" x 12' 4" 

5' 7" x 11'

Hillcrest Hall

9' x 7' 9"8' x 24.5'

Hill House

10’ 10” x 11’ 2”

Not applicable

Oak View Hall
(Double occupancy bedroom)

13' 4" x 12' 1"

9' 8" x 3'

Oak View Hall
(Private bedroom suite)

9' 8" x 9' 8"

11' x 11'

Vandenberg Hall

11’ 2” x 12’ 3”

Not applicable

Van Wagoner House

10’ 10” x 11’ 2”

Not applicable

Lofts: all residence halls come furnished with loftable beds, with the exception of the private bedroom suites in Oak View Hall, which have full-sized beds. Other types of lofts are not to be built. Lofting materials are provided at move-in.

Student Apartments

Room Dimensions

Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments

(Two-bedroom floor plan)

Living room size: 15' 5-1/2" x 12' 3-1/2"

Bedroom size: 10' 5-1/2" x 14' 1-1/2"

Kitchen size: 12' 9-1/2" x 7' 5"

Bathroom size: 9'-1/2" x 7' 13-1/32"

Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments

(Four-bedroom floor plan)

Living room size: 17' 2-1/2" x 12'1"

Bedroom size: 14' 7-1/2" x 10' 3-1/2"

Kitchen size: 9' 7-1/2" x 7' 3"

Bathroom size: 6' 2" x 10' 3"

George T. Matthews Student Apartments

Kitchen size: 11’ x 8’

Living room size: 15’ 6” x 11’

Middle floor bedroom size: 13’ 6” x 11’

Top floor bedroom size: 10’ x 8’

Renter's Insurance

OU does not assume any liability for the loss, damage or theft of any personal property. To protect your property, you should purchase renter’s insurance or check your parent’s or legal guardian’s homeowners insurance to see if your personal property is covered. Renter’s insurance can be purchased through a variety of insurance agencies.

What to Bring

Oakland University provides much of the furniture as well as other housing items for students who live on campus. Below, please find a list of additional items you may wish to bring, as well as a list of items that are prohibited.

What to bring

  • Alarm clock
  • Backpack or book bag
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Bathrobe, shower shoes and a shower caddy
  • Bedspread, comforter, blankets, bedsheets
  • Bicycle and lock
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Coffee maker
  • Debit card
  • Fans
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Frog Tape
  • Hair dryer, curling iron, shaver, etc.
  • Kitchen items (dishes, preferably plastic or other break-resistant items)
  • Laptop or tablet computer
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • Message board and dry erase markers
  • Microwave (not to exceed 900 watts)
  • Pillows
  • Planner and/or calendar
  • Plastic organizer containers
  • Refrigerator (not to exceed four cubic feet)
  • Seasonal clothes
  • Soap, shampoo, deodorant and other personal hygiene products
  • Stereo
  • Surge strips or surge protectors (with internal breakers, preferred)
  • Towels, washcloths
  • TV
  • Umbrella and other rain gear
  • USB flash drive
What not to bring

  • Air conditioning unit
  • Alcoholic beverages (if under age 21)
  • Any device capable of broadcasting a wireless signal (including printers)
  • Candles, incense
  • Command strips or hooks
  • Deep fryers, air fryers
  • Electric skillets and grills (including George Foreman Grill)
  • Fireworks
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heater/heating units
  • Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia
  • Mace
  • Nails (only frog tape is allowed for hanging objects on walls)
  • Pets (other than fish in a 10-gallon or less tank)
  • Pizza ovens
  • Sandwich makers
  • Toaster or toaster oven
  • Tobacco products (including vape products)
  • Weapons (or any item that may be constructed as a weapon)