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

You are considered a transfer student if you have 24 or more transferable credit hours and have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent more than a year ago. Learn more about transfer admissions.

Submit your application

Complete and submit your application for admission to Oregon State.

Register your ONID Account

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

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

Learn about living on campus

Review Oregon State’s First Year Experience and Live-On Policy.



2. Research Your Options

Living on campus

We have communities that are set aside for students in their second year of college or above, including a community just for transfer students in Halsell Hall. See our second-year and above housing options.

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

Do you want to live in a Living-Learning Community or a Special Interest Community? Does your major require or strongly encourage you to select a certain community?

Which halls fit your budget?

Which halls fit your budget? Take a look at our rates.

What are your living and dining preferences?

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

Which dining plan suits your needs?



3. Apply For Housing

For students entering Winter Term 2019: New student application available Nov. 1, 2018 (opens at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time).  

For students entering Spring Term 2019: New student application available Feb. 15, 2019 (opens at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time).

For students entering Fall 2019: New student application available Feb. 5, 2019 (opens at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time).

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. Deposit & Register

Pay Advance Tuition Deposit

By May 1, you must pay your Advance Tuition Deposit committing to Oregon State.

Get ready for START

Before June, you must register for a summer START orientation session. Special START sessions specific to transfer students are available.


5. Find a Roommate

Fill out the Roommate Questionnaire

Students entering in Fall 2019, who have completed their application and paid their Advance Tuition Deposit by May 1, 2019, 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.

If you complete the housing application after May 31, 2019, our staff will match you with a roommate.

Make sure you understand how gender identity affects roommate matching.

Make sure potential roommates 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.

If you are entering in Fall 2019 and wish to select your own roommate, you must apply and pay your Advance Tuition Deposit by May 1, 2019, and select your roommate by May 31, 2019.


6. Room Assignment

All Done?

Students must complete all items in Steps 1-4 before they can receive a room assignment.

Room assignments begin

For students entering in Fall 2019, room assignments will begin in June 2019 and will continue throughout the summer.