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. Research Your Options

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

Which 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 for 2021 housing beginning Feb. 1, 2021.

The priority deadline for fall 2021 housing is April 5, 2021. Apply by the deadline to be eligible for selecting your own on-campus apartment, room or suite, as well as your own roommate.


Apply through MyUHDS

Current student housing applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline, but housing staff will assign rooms and roommates for later applicants.

The application for current students will be closed from May 15-June 30, 2021. It reopens July 1, 2021 at 2 p.m.


3. Find Roommates or Suitemates

Roommate matching for returning students will be available beginning Feb. 15, 2021. Search within the 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, confirm your roommates or suitemates through My College Roomie by April 6, 2021. Students who apply after this date can still receive housing, but housing staff will assign them roommates or suitemates.


4. Room Selection or Assignment

Students are required to sign a 2021-2022 UHDS Room and Dining Contract before they can have an assigned room. Make sure you understand the contract before you complete it.

On April 15, 2021, returning students who completed a housing application by the priority deadline will receive a date and time to return and log in to select a room for fall.

On your selection date (it will be some time between April 20-30, 21, depending on when you applied for housing) you can log in to MyUHDS and select your room.

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

May 15, 2021, is the deadline to cancel a housing contract for fall. After that date, you will be held to the policies listed in the contract.

Students who did not complete the application by July 1, 2021 can still receive on-campus housing. Housing assignments will be offered on a rolling basis through September 2021. See your housing contract for details on accepting or declining an assignment, as well as the cancellation policy.