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.



Ready to apply? Let's get started.

What type of student are you?

1. Get admitted to Oregon State

Submit your application

Complete and submit your application for admission to Oregon State as a transfer student.

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 email address and as a login credential for university services.

Go to the ONID website to activate your account; select “Activate your ONID.” Once you've activated it, remember to check your Oregon State ONID email throughout the year, as that's where we will send housing-related information and updates.


2. Research your options

What living environment is right for you?

We have residence hall communities that are set aside for students in their second year of college or above, including communities just for transfer students.

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

If you are looking for an on-campus apartment, you could consider The Gem or 1045 SW Madison Ave.

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

Which residence halls fit your budget?

Take a look at our room and dining rates. (Rates for the 2024-25 academic year will be released in spring 2024.)

What are your living and dining preferences?

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

Which dining plan suits your needs?


3. Apply for housing

Students entering OSU fall term 2024 can apply to live in the residence halls for the 2024-25 academic year beginning Feb. 6, 2024

Log in and apply through the housing portal.

Complete "part one" in the application: along with providing demographic and contact information, you will select top choices for communities you'd prefer to live in. The earlier you complete part one of the application, the better your chances are of receiving an assignment in one of these spaces.

You can return to the application to update your answers later without affecting your part one completion date.

Learn about entering winter or spring terms.

4. Deposit & register

Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit confirming your intent to enroll at Oregon State.

Register for a START orientation session. Special START sessions specific to transfer students are available.


5. Room assignment

As space allows, transfer students will be able to go through room selection or verify a room placement. After they have selected a room, students will be able to sign the contract. Notification of their application status will start on April 2, 2024.


6. Sign your housing contract

Complete "part two" in the application: return to the housing portal to sign a 2024-2025 UHDS Room and Dining Contract beginning May 2, 2024. You will be given access to sign the contract once you have selected a room or room placement. Make sure you understand the contract before you complete it.

We will continue to accept applications for fall 2024 beyond June 30, 2024. Access to sign the contract and be given a housing assignment will be made only on a space-available basis.