To apply, access the housing portal and select the Apartments tab, then submit the appropriate application. Once completed, you will be placed on the Apartments Waitlist for 1045 SW Madison Ave. for fall term 2024, or for the GEM and Orchard Court. Please note the wait times are between 2-6 months for the GEM and 12-18 months for Orchard Court. Wait times can also vary depending on the availability of your preferred apartment types and unpredictable demand. 


If a unit becomes available and your waitlist position is next in the queue, you will be contacted through your OSU email account with an Apartment and a Tour Offer (tours will not be available for 1045 SW Madison Ave. while the building is under construction). Due to the high waitlist volume, applicants are given 72 hours to accept or decline the Apartment Offer. Failure to respond will result in forfeiture of the waitlist position and the cancellation of the Apartments Application.

Accepting Apartment Offer:

The ready-by date is specified in your Apartment Offer email. You will be given 30 days from the ready-by date to confirm the move-in date. There is no security deposit or first and last month’s rent required. You will be charged a nonrefundable $50.00 contract fee and your first month or prorated rent through your OSU student account.

Declining Apartment Offer:

Declining the offer will maintain your place on the waitlist. You will be given two more opportunities to accept an offer before being removed from the waitlist and having your Apartments Application cancelled.


After accepting the Apartment Offer and confirming the move-in date, you will receive a Booking Confirmation email with instructions on the move-in process. Every new resident will check in at the respective Service Center to receive their room key, building access, and materials to facilitate the OSU apartment experience.