University Housing

Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3570
housing@oakland.edu
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Special Interest Floors

OU’s special interest floors encourage maximum student involvement in very specific interest areas. Each community provides special programming opportunities, academic enrichment, consistent advising services and -- most importantly -- a solid partnership between students, faculty and staff. Simply put, you will be involved with and supported by similar scholars, making your overall college experience the best it can be.

You can register to live on a special interest floor when you apply for housing online. For more information on our special interest floors, or to propose a new community, please contact Michele Applebee, Assistant Director for Residential Student Success, by emailing mlladisk@oakland.edu. 
Business
Considering business? Get more of it by living on the Business Special Interest Floor. Designed to ease the transition into college, the School of Business Administration and University Housing invite you to be part of this supportive residential community.

Who Lives Here?
Students interested in pursuing a business major or minor live together in Hamlin Hall.

What They Do
The Business Special Interest Floor is here to help you:
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Oakland’s business program
  • Build strong connections with OU students, staff and faculty members
  • Enrich your education academically and socially
  • Engage in experiential learning business practices
  • Participate in academic success and leadership workshops  

Take advantage of this opportunity to live, learn and become more involved with the School of Business Administration, the community and other on-campus activities.

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Business Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Did You Know? 
Residents of the Business Special Interest Floor are invited to participate in many fantastic program opportunities. To find out more about Special Interest Floor Events, please email ouapm@oakland.edu

Engineering & Computer Science

Choosing a program within the School of Engineering and Computer Science? Make immediate connections by living on the Engineering and Computer Science Special Interest Floor!

Who Lives Here?
First-year students interested in pursuing a career in mechanical, electrical, computer, and industrial and systems engineering live together with other future engineers on a designated floor in Hamlin Hall.

What They Do
Students who reside on the Engineering and Computer Science Special Interest Floor:

  • Live in a supportive environment, on the same floor with other engineering students who share common academic goals, as well as a Resident Assistant and Academic Peer Mentor who are both engineering students
  • Participate in off-site field trips and opportunities to experience real-world engineering application
  • Work with academic advisers to ease the transition into college and enhance student success

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Engineering and Computer Science Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Did You Know? 
Residents of the Engineering and Computer Science floor are invited to participate in many fantastic program opportunities.To find out more about Special Interest Floor Events, please email ouapm@oakland.edu.

Education

Passionate about education? Move to the head of your class by living on the Education Special Interest Floor!

Who Lives Here?
Non-first-year students pursuing a major in education live together in Hillcrest Hall.

What They Do
The Education Special Interest Floor is here to help you:

  • Enjoy a supportive residential environment of like-minded peers who share similar goals
  • Build strong connections with OU students, staff and faculty members
  • Enrich your education academically and socially
  • Engage in experiential learning practices and programming

Take advantage of this opportunity to live and learn your passion, and to become more involved with the School of Education and Human Services. 

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Education Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Did You Know? 
Residents majoring in education also have exclusive access to the floor's Makerspace, which is full of amazing resources for future educators. For more information about the Makerspace, please email ouapm@oakland.edu.

Health Sciences

Eager to learn more about health, safety, and wellness? Consider living on the Health Sciences Special Interest Floor!

Who Lives Here?

First-year students interested in pursuing a major or minor in Health Sciences or a related field live together on a designated floor in Hamlin Hall.

What They Do

Students residing on the Health Sciences Special Interest Floor:

  • Live in a supportive environment that provides them with educational experiences outside of the classroom.
  • Make connections with other residents that share a common interest and academic goals, and with student Housing staff members able to provide support and programming related to Health Sciences.
  • Participate in intentional programs and field-trips relevant to their field of study.
  • Build connections with dedicated faculty and staff members from the School of Health Sciences.

How to Live Here
Those who wish to live on the Health Sciences Special Interest Floor should indicate their interest when they submit their housing contract. Please note that space is limitedApply online here.

Did You Know? 
Residents of the Health Sciences Special are invited to participate in many fantastic program opportunities.To find out more about Special Interest Floor Events, please email ouapm@oakland.edu