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.”


2. Research Your Options

Living on campus

We have specific buildings, wings and floors for 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

Check your application dates

For students entering Winter Term 2021: housing application currently open (closes Dec. 31, 2020)

For students entering Spring Term 2021: housing application opens Jan. 25, 2021 (closes March 25, 2021)

For students entering Fall Term 2021: housing application opens Feb. 10, 2021. (June 1, 2021 is the priority deadline for roommate selection and room assignments; however, we will continue to accept applications for fall 2021 throughout summer 2021)

The earlier you complete your application, the better your chances are of receiving your top choices. For fall applicants, you must apply by June 1, 2021 to be eligible for our online roommate matching program.

In the application, you will 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.

Log in and apply through the MyUHDS Web portal



4. Deposit, Sign & Register

Pay Advance Tuition Deposit

Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit at Oregon State.

Get ready for orientation

Register for graduate student orientation programs.

Sign your contract

Students must sign a 2021-2022 Room and Dining Contract before being assigned a room. Make sure you understand your contract before you complete it.


5. Find a Roommate

Fill out the Roommate Questionnaire

Students entering in Fall 2021, who have completed their application by June 1, 2021, will receive an email with a login invitation to the My College Roomie online roommate matching system. Online roommate matching occurs between June 15, 2021 - July 10, 2021.

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.

If you complete the housing application after June 1, 2021, our staff will match you with a roommate.

Make sure you understand how gender identity affects roommate matching, and make sure potential roommates are eligible for the same communities you are.

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.

See more roommate matching tips.


6. Room Assignment


Room assignments begin


Room assignments will be sent to student email addresses beginning July 15, 2021, and will continue throughout the summer. If you have questions about our room assignment or housing application process, contact UHDS.