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

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 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.”

 

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 a studio or one-bedroom apartment, you could consider The Gem.

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 residence halls fit your budget? Take a look at our 2021-22 room and dining rates. (Rates for the 2022-23 academic year will be released in spring 2022.)

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

Students entering OSU fall term 2022 can apply to live in the residence halls for the 2022-23 academic year beginning Feb. 10, 2022.

Log in and apply through the MyUHDS web portal.

In the application, you will select top choices for communities you'd prefer to live in. The earlier you complete your 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 application completion date.

 

4. Deposit & register

Pay Advance Tuition Deposit

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

Get ready for START

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

 

5. Sign your housing contract

New students can sign the 2022-2023 UHDS Room and Dining Contract beginning May 2, 2022. You are required to sign a contract prior to being assigned a room. Make sure you understand the contract before you complete it.

The priority deadline for transfer students for fall 2022 housing is June 30, 2022. Students with a completed housing application and signed contract by June 30 will be eligible to participate in online roommate matching and will be given priority for a room assignment on campus.

We will continue to accept applications and contracts for fall 2022 beyond June 30; however, those assignments will be made only on a space-available basis.

 

6. Find a roommate

Fill out the Roommate Questionnaire

Oregon State offers an online roommate matching process that allows students to select their own roommate. Participating in roommate matching is optional. Our staff will match you with another student if you do not select your own roommate.

Make sure you understand how gender identity affects roommate matching.

Learn more about the roommate matching process.

To be eligible for online roommate matching, you must have completed both your housing application and housing contract by June 30. Online roommate matching will be available from July 5 to July 20.

If you have a friend you already know you would like to live with, you must both select one another in the roommate matching system.

 

7. Room assignment

Transfer student room assignments will be sent to student ONID email addresses beginning Aug. 1, 2022, and will continue throughout the summer.