University Housing
Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(248) 370-3570

 March - Apply for fall housing, July - Get room assignments, November - Apply for winter housing

Apply For Housing

Applying for University Housing

Thank you for your interest in on-campus housing. We are grateful that you would like to be a part of our community! 

We will begin accepting contracts for fall 2017 housing for both new, incoming students and returning residents on March 1. Directions on how to apply can be found below.

Directions for applying 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 (you will NOT be matched with a student unless he/she also lists you as a requested 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.
  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.

A NOTE ON MEAL PLANS:  In April, Residence Halls  Students will receive an email containing information on their meal plan options, and instructions on how to select their preferred meal plan. Students who live in the apartments or cottages are not required to have a meal plan, but may choose to purchase a voluntary plan at move-in or any time thereafter, if desired.

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.*

*This online verification process replaces the formerly required notarized paper contract.

Returning Students

Are you planning to live on campus again next year? Detailed information about the Returner Sign-Up process can also be found on the Returner Sign-Up website.