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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

Students seated and standing around a porch in front of a greek cottage

Student Apartments and Greek Cottages

OU’s student apartment complexes let you live and learn in spacious settings with contemporary amenities and a greater sense of autonomy. You’ll have the space to really explore independent living, and find your likes and dislikes.

The Greek cottages offer communal living and companionship with your fellow student organization members, the ones who will be by your side during your OU experience.

Apartment Amenities

All apartments include:

  • Extra-long twin-sized beds (George T. Matthews Apartments)
  • Full size beds (Ann V. Nicholson Apartments)
  • Air conditioning
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Carpeting
  • Shelves and closet space
  • Lighting
  • Wastebaskets
  • Window blinds
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher 
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer and dryer in unit (Ann V. Nicholson Apartments only)
  • Sofa
  • Coffee and end table
  • Entertainment unit
  • Microwave (Ann V. Nicholson Apartments only)
  • Ceiling fan (Ann V. Nicholson Apartments only)
Ann V. Nicholson Apartments

Oakland’s beautiful, Tudor-style Ann V. Nicholson student apartment complex comes with a floor plan that meets your needs. It includes your choice of two-bedroom, four-bedroom or three-bedroom (handicap-accessible) units.

These apartments come ready with furnished bedrooms and living rooms, a washer and dryer, air conditioning and a full kitchen with appliances. All that’s missing is your personal decor and style!

To be eligible to live in the student apartments, you must be in your second year or above, and must have at least 16 cummulative earned credits at the time you submit your housing contract.

Tranfer and graduate students are also eligible to live in the student apartments. Residents must be enrolled in at least 8 credits each semester throughout the duration of the apartment contract.

Two-bedroom floor plan
The basic floor plan includes two bedrooms, one bathroom, one living area, one kitchen and a laundry closet.

Four-bedroom floor plan
The basic floor plan includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, one living area, one kitchen and one laundry room.

The dimensions for each type of residence hall and apartment can be found here.

Community House
The Community House, overlooking the basketball and volleyball courts, serves as the student lounge for apartment residents. It offers wireless Internet service, a wide-screen cable TV, and two fireplaces.

Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments Four Bedroom Floor Plan with rooms labeled   Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments Two Bedroom Floor Plan with rooms labeled


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George T. Matthews

The George T. Matthews student apartment complex offers two-bedroom, 900-square-foot, townhome-style living arrangements with all the comforts of home, including a private entrance and patio, furnished bedrooms and living rooms, air conditioning and parking right outside your door.

These apartments share two central laundry rooms with three washers, three dryers, a laundry sink and sorting table in each one.

To be eligible to live in the student apartments, you must be in your second year or above, and must have at least 16 cummulative earned credits at the time you submit your housing contract.

Students in the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) who choose to live on campus will stay in these apartments. Residents must be enrolled at OU throughout the duration of the apartment contract.


The basic floor plan includes a lower level with eat-in kitchen and living room. The middle floor has one bedroom and one bathroom, and the top floor has one bedroom plus a loft area inside of it.

The dimensions for each type of residence hall and apartment can be found here.

George T. Matthews Student Apartments Two Bedroom Floor Plan, with rooms labeled

Video Tour
Greek Cottages

Oakland’s Greek cottage district consists of four historic two-story, up to 2,000-square-foot homes shared by upper-division students. Built around 1918 and used as residences for Meadow Brook farm staff members, this intimate living community is located directly across the street from OU’s main campus off Adams Road.

To live in OU’s Greek cottage district, you must belong to a participating fraternity or sorority. To learn how to be assigned to a cottage, contact the house manager for the organization to which you belong.

Learn more about Greek life at OU.