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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.

Current Student Sign-Up

Are you planning to live on campus next year?

We'd love to have you! We've streamlined the Current Student Sign-Up process to reduce stress and accommodate your busy schedule.  Everything you need to know about how to sign-up for on-campus housing for the 2020-21 academic year can be found below. It is a straightforward, three-step process.

Step 1: Submit a contract

You may submit your housing contract anytime between 8 a.m. on February 1 and 5 p.m. on March 1.

Step 2: Choose your roommate
You may participate in the roommate matching period, if desired, between 8 a.m. on March 9 and 5 p.m. on March 13.

Step 3: Choose your room
You will be provided a day and time to select your room during the room selection process, which will take place between 8 a.m. on March 16 and 5 p.m. on March 27.


Here are the specific details for each step:

Step 1: Submitting a contract

  • Begin the sign-up process by submitting an online contractYou may submit a contract anytime between 8 a.m. on February 1 and 5 p.m. on March 1. The date and time you submit your contract will have no impact on where you fall in line to select a room. 

  • At the end of the contract submission period, you will be assigned a priority number. Your priority number will determine where you will fall in line to select a room. Priority numbers will be assigned according to the number of credit hours you have earned. Students with the highest number of earned credit hours will select rooms first. Any ties between students will be broken by randomization. For example, if ten students have earned 54 credit hours, the software platform used for room assignments will randomly sort those students and assign priority numbers accordingly. 

  • Submitting your contract by 5 p.m. on March 1 ensures you will be able to participate in the roommate matching period and room selection process.

Step 2: Choosing your roommate

  • On March 4, you will receive an email that explains how to participate in the roommate matching period. 

  • The roommate matching period will last from 8 a.m. on Monday, March 9 until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13.

  • Roommate matching is optional; you may choose to not participate if you do not have a preferred roommate.

  • Benefits of roommate matching include establishing your preferred roommate, and allowing the member of your pair with the lowest assigned priority number to select a room for you both.

  • It is important to note, however, that your pair will only be able to select from rooms for which both members of the pair are eligible. For example: if one member of your pair is a member of the Honors College, and one is not, you will not be able to select the Honors College Living Learning Community in Oak View Hall. 

  • Roommate matching must be done in accordance with established guidelines. We recommend reviewing these guidelines carefully before the period begins so you are prepared and informed.

Step 3: Choosing your room

  • On March 13, you will receive an email containing your designated priority number and the date and time you are eligible to select a room. 

  • During your designated time, you will log in to the My Housing portal, and follow the steps shown below to choose your room.

    1. If you did not choose a roommate during the roommate matching period, but have someone you would like to room with, you may do the following: from the navigation menu on the top of the page, choose Room Selection, then Roommate SelectionEnter your preferred roommate's information, then click on Request Student as Roommate. Roommate requests must be mutual, so be sure that the person you request also requests YOU when they select their room.

    2. From the navigation menu on the top of the page, choose Room Selection, then Select a Room/Suite.

    3. The rooms that are available to you will be listed under the List of Available Rooms.

    4. Select your room by clicking Select Room next to your room of choice. 


Finally, some FAQs:

I understand that priority numbers are assigned by credit hours earned. Does this mean the number of credits I have NOW, or the number I will have at the end of the winter semester? 
Priority numbers are assigned based on the number of credit hours you have earned as of the day you submit your contract.

Who can live in which buildings?
Hamlin Hall, Hill House and Van Wagoner House are dedicated to freshmen only. Oak View Hall is dedicated to Honors College students only. Vandenberg Hall and Hillcrest Hall are dedicated to upperclassmen (sophomores, juniors and seniors) only. Matthews and Nicholson Apartments are dedicated to non-first year students who have at least 16 earned cumulative credits at the time they submit their contract.

Will single rooms be offered next year?

Due to the high demand for on-campus housing at OU, we cannot guarantee that single rooms will be available. Students who would like to request single rooms for academic, personal, health-related or disability-related reasons should begin that process by meeting and registering with Disability Support Services.

How should I indicate that I would like to live in a living learning community?

Most importantly, when you complete your housing contract make sure you answer "yes" to the question, "Are you interested in living in a Living Learning Community?" Then:

  • Honors College Living Learning Community (Oak View Hall)
    If you are a member of the Honors College, you are eligible for this living learning community. If you would like to be a part of it, select a room in Oak View Hall during room selection, if available. Please note that space is limited.

  • Elementary Education Living Learning Community (Hillcrest Hall)
    If you are a pre-elementary education or elementary education major, you are eligible for this living learning community. If you would like to be a part of this community, please select a room on floor 1 of Hillcrest Hall during room selection. Please note that space is limited.

  • International Village (Ann V. Nicholson Apartments) If you are eligible for the student apartments, you are eligible to live in this living learning community. If you would like to be a part of this community, please select a room on the third floor of the 7000 building in the Ann V. Nicholson apartments during room selection. Please note that space is limited.

Do I have to choose a meal plan?
All students living in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan. You should select your preferred meal plan when submitting your housing contract. Apartments residents are not required to have a meal plan, but may purchase a voluntary meal plan, if desired.

What is included in the cost of housing?
The room and board rate includes an all-you-care-to-eat meal plan (residence halls only), cable television, utilities, and wireless Internet service (all student rooms).

Still have questions?

Please let us know. You may contact the University Housing Office at (248) 370-3570 or by stopping by 448 Hamlin Hall or 304 Hillcrest Hall during regular business hours. You may also ask your Residence Director or Graduate Residence Director for assistance.

Please note that social media platforms are not recommended for questions on this process.