Getting started on your housing application

All students are eligible for on-campus housing. The housing application will ask you questions about yourself and your living and dining preferences to help determine your best fit for on-campus housing.


0. Ready to apply? Let's get started.

What type of student are you?

1. Get Admitted to Oregon State

Confirm your student status.

Graduate students are students who have already received an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Learn more about graduate admissions.

Submit your application

Complete and submit your application for admission to Oregon State.

Once you have been admitted (including students enrolled in the Degree Partnership Program and Educational Opportunities Program) you’ll receive an Oregon Network ID (ONID) account. Your ONID serves as your university e-mail address and as a log-in credential for university services.

Go to the ONID website to activate your account; select “Sign Up for ONID” on the left hand side.


2. Research Your Options

Living on campus

We have a graduate-specific community for students who want to live with other students pursung post-baccalaureate degrees.

We have additional communities that are set aside for both graduate and undergradate students who are in at least their second year of college or above. See our second-year and above housing options.

If you have a domestic partner or dependents, check out our on-campus family housing.

Which halls fit your budget?

Which halls fit your budget? Take a look at our rates for cost-comparison purposes.

What are your living and dining preferences?

What room types or bathroom styles are you looking for? Explore your options.

Which dining plan suits your needs?



3. Apply For Housing

Your application is also your contract; make sure you understand the application before you complete it.

Apply through the MyUHDS Web portal

The earlier you complete your application, the better your chances are of receiving your top choices.

Select your top choices for buildings and dining plan. You can return to the application to update your answers without affecting your application completion date.

Apply through MyUHDS.




4. Find a Roommate

Fill out the Roommate Questionnaire

After your submit your housing application,  you will receive an email with a login invitation to the My College Roomie online roommate matching system. Filling out the My College Roomie questionnaire will help you find someone in our online roommate matching system if you want to choose your own roommate, and will help our staff match you if you do not choose your own roommate.

Make sure you understand how gender identity affects roommate matching.

Return to MyUHDS throughout the spring to search for potential roommates for next year. Make sure they are eligible for the same communities you are. See more roommate matching tips.

If you have a friend you already know you would like to live with, you both must fill out the My College Roomie questionnaire and then select each other.



5. Finalize & Register

Make sure you have met all application deadlines for your graduate program.

Register for Grad School Orientation.



6. Room Assignment

All Done?

Students must complete all items in Step Five before they can receive a room assignment.

Room assignments begin

Room assignments will begin in June 2020 for students who completed their application by May 1, 2020. Students who did not complete the application by May 1, 2020, will receive room assignments later in the summer.