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 preferences to help determine your best fit for on-campus housing.



Ready to apply? Let's get started.

What type of student are you?

1. Research your options

Which of our Second Year & Above communities fits your needs?

Which residence halls fit your budget?

Take a look at our rates.

Pick a dining plan

Which dining plan suits your needs?

Remember that any unused funds from this year will roll over to next year.


2. Apply for housing

Current OSU students can apply to live in the residence halls for the 2023-24 academic year beginning Feb. 1, 2023. 

At this time, we are at capacity for Second Year and Above Housing. If openings become available, we will launch a Phase 2 of our selection process. We will prioritize those that have completed Part 1 of the process.

Apply through the housing portal.


3. Sign your housing contract

Current OSU students can sign the housing contract beginning Feb. 15, 2023. Make sure you understand the contract before you complete it.

As capacity allows: The priority deadline for fall 2023 housing is March 30, 2023. Students with a completed housing application and signed contract by March 30 at 5 p.m. will be in the "phase 1" priority group. Phase 1 students are eligible to select their own on-campus space and choose their own roommates/suite mates.

After May 1, the next opportunity will be to sign the housing contract. The contract will only open on a space-available basis. Students who sign their contract at this time are in "phase 2." Please see "current students" in 2023-24 Academic Year Application Dates to learn more about the priority groups. 


4. "Phase 1" students: Find your roommates or suitemates

Roommate matching will be available beginning Feb. 15, 2023. Search within our online system for other current OSU students to live with next year.

If you have roommates already selected, you can confirm each other as roommates within our system.

If you are searching for a roommate, return to the roommate matching system throughout February and March to search for potential roommates for next year.

If you wish to select your own roommate, you must confirm your roommates or suitemates in the system by March 31, 2023.


5. Room selection or assignment

Phase 1 students:

On April 4, 2023, returning students who completed a housing application and contract by the priority deadline will receive a date and time to log back in to our system and select a room for fall. Your selection date will be between April 10 and April 21, 2023, depending on when you applied for housing.

Check out our guide to second-year and above room selection for details on the process.

Phase 2 students:

Students with a completed housing application and signed contract after May 1, 2023, will be assigned a room and roommate(s) by UHDS staff on a rolling basis.

Phase 3 students:

Students with a completed housing application who sign their contract after July 1, 2023 (tentative), will be assigned a room and roommate(s) by UHDS staff if housing space is still available.