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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

University Housing

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

man carrying boxes outside an O U housing building

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.

What to bring

Move-In Schedule
Hamlin Hall

Your assigned move-in time
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 6-9
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 1-5

Arriving and unloading

All cars should enter through the university's main entrance off of University Drive. Take the circle drive around to North Meadow Brook Rd. From there, the Oakland University Police Department and University Housing staff members will direct you to a temporary parking lot where you will 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 the unloading lot or to park along the road during move-in. 

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-1, P-3, P-11, P-16, 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 P-16, and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structure. Lot P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once move-in weekend 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 outside of Hamlin Hall at the key station. If we have rain or weather issues, keys will be available for pick up in the main lounge of Hamlin Hall. If you are moving in later than your scheduled move-in time, please note that keys may be picked up at the Hamlin Desk on Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3. 

Food service

Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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.

Would you like to view our move-in instructional video?

Please click here.

Hillcrest Hall

Your assigned move-in time
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Sunday, September 2

  • Floor 1 (8 a.m.)
  • Floor 2 (9 a.m.)
  • Floor 3 (10 a.m.)
  • Floor 4 (11 a.m.)
  • Floor 5 (12 p.m.)
  • Floor 6 (1 p.m.)
  • Floor 7 (2 p.m.) 

Arriving and unloading

All cars should enter through the university's Pioneer Drive entrance off of Squirrel Rd. Please proceed through the first roundabout, remaining on Pioneer Drive, and from there, the Oakland University Police Department and University Housing staff members will direct you to a temporary parking lot where you will 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 the unloading lot or to park along the road during move-in. 

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-26, P-35, P-37, and P-41. Cars that will be left overnight will need to be parked in spaces designated for overnight parking. These include lot P-35 and all covered levels of the P-32 parking structure. 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 Hillcrest Hall, in the main lounge.

Food service

Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 5-6
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 1-4

Arriving and unloading

All cars should enter through the university's main entrance off of University Drive. Take the circle drive around to North Meadow Brook Rd. From there, the Oakland University Police Department and University Housing staff members will direct you to a temporary parking lot where you will 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 the unloading lot or to park along the road during move-in. 

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-1, P-3, P-11, P-16, 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 P-16, and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLot P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once move-in weekend 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 Hill House, in the main lounge.

Food service

Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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.

Would you like to view our move-in instructional video?

Please click here.

Oak View Hall

Your assigned move-in time
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Incoming Freshman (may choose either day)
Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — All floors
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — All floors

Upperclassmen
Sunday, September 2 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) — All floors

Arriving and unloading

All cars should enter through the university's main entrance off of University Drive. Take the circle drive around to North Meadow Brook Rd. From there, the Oakland University Police Department and University Housing staff members will direct you to a temporary parking lot where you will 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 the unloading lot or to park along the road during move-in. 

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-1, P-3, P-11, P-16, 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 P-16, and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLot P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once move-in weekend 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, in the main lounge.

Food service

Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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.

Would you like to view our move-in instructional video?

Please click here.

Student Apartments and Cottages

Your assigned move-in time
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Monday, September 3 (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) — All buildings

Arriving and unloading

Due to continued construction, it is recommended that all cars enter through the university's main entrance off of University Drive. Take the circle drive around to North Meadow Brook Rd., and Meadow Brook Rd. to the student apartment complexes. 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 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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.

Would you like to view our move-in instructional video?

Please click here.

Vandenberg Hall

Your assigned move-in time
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Sunday, September 2 (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) — All floors

Arriving and unloading 

All cars should enter through the university's main entrance off of University Drive. Take the circle drive around to North Meadow Brook Rd. You may use lots P-1, P-3, and P-5 for unloading. 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. These include lots P-5, P-11 and P-16, and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structure. 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, in the foyer on the second floor.

Food service

Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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.

Would you like to view our move-in instructional video?

Please click here.

Van Wagoner House

Your assigned move-in time
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 5-6
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 1-4

Arriving and unloading

All cars should enter through the university's main entrance off of University Drive. Take the circle drive around to North Meadow Brook Rd. From there, the Oakland University Police Department and University Housing staff members will direct you to a temporary parking lot where you will 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 in the unloading lot or park along the road during move-in. 

Once emptied, cars may be temporarily parked in nearby lots P-1, P-3, P-11, P-16, 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 P-16, and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLot P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once move-in weekend 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 Van Wagoner House, in the main lounge.

Food service

Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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.

Would you like to view our move-in instructional video?

Please click here.

Fitzgerald

Your assigned move-in time
We ask that all students adhere to their assigned move-in day and time. Early move-in will not be permitted. If you are unable to move in on your scheduled day, you may move in any day after.

Saturday, September 1  All residents

  • Floor 1 (8 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
  • Floor 2 (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)


Arriving and unloading

All cars should enter through the university's Pioneer Drive entrance off of Squirrel Rd. Please proceed through the first and second roundabouts, remaining on Pioneer Drive. Continue on Pioneer Drive past the Carillon Tower, the Recreation and Well-Being Center, and O'Dowd Hall. It is recommended that you park in lot P-16, which will be located on your left immediately past O'Dowd Hall, or lot P-11, which is located just past Fitzgerald and up the hill, for unloading. 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. These include lots P-11 and P-16, and all covered levels of the P-29 parking structureLot P-5 may also be utilized for overnight parking once move-in weekend 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 Fitzgerald House, in the main lounge.

Food service

Meal plans, including both meal swipes and declining dollars, will begin on August 31. The Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Centers will open at 11:30 a.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.

Would you like to view our move-in instructional video?

Please click here.

What We Provide
OU will provide:

Fitzgerald House, 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

Fitzgerald House

15.5' x 12'

Not applicable

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. Other types of lofts are not to be built.

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.