Getting started on your housing application

All students are eligible for on-campus housing. The housing application will ask questions about yourself and your living and dining preferences to help determine your best fit for on-campus housing. The chart below walks you through the steps in our application process.

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  • Complete and submit your application for admission.
  • Once you have been admitted, (including students enrolled in the OSU Degree Partnership Program and Educational Opportunities Program), you’ll receive an ONID account to serve as your university email address.
  • To activate your online account, select Sign up for ONID and follow the directions to activate your account.
  • The housing application will be available Feb. 1. at 2p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
  • Find a link to the application on the UHDS website via MyUHDS. Don’t delay! Room selection dates and room assignments are made based on the date of the submitted application. The earlier you apply, the more choice you will have in your living environment.
  • In the spring, before you can select a room, you must pay your Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) to Oregon State and register for a summer START orientation session.
  • International students do not pay the ATD but must submit their Acceptance Form provided in their offer letter in order to confirm their intent to enroll.
  • New students who have applied to live in an LLC and who have completed a housing application by the end of the day on May 1, 2017, will be eligible to select their own room in June 2017.
  • Students who are not living in an LLC, or who apply for housing after May 1, 2017, will be assigned a room during July-September, based on eligibility and when they completed their housing application.
  • UHDS guarantees a room for all first-year students. Some halls are more popular than others, so be prepared with your first choice and a back-up plan when making your room selection.
  • When you select a space or are assigned to one, you will pay a nonrefundable contract signing fee. The $50 fee will be charged to your student account.
  • Returning students get priority in selecting roommates and rooms on campus, and complete their room selection process in the spring before new students.