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.

For first-year students moving to in Fall 2022: The new student housing application opens February 10, 2022, at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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 Oregon State e-mail address and as a log-in credential for university services.

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

Learn about living on campus

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



2. Research Your Options

Living on campus

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?

Students who have majors in the College of Business are required to live in College of Business communities. Business students who would like to live outside these communities or with a non-Business roommate can contact us for more information.

Which 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 bathroom styles are you looking for? Explore your options. (Be aware that some options, such as single rooms, have very limited availability).

Which dining plan suits your needs?



3. Apply For Housing

Log in and 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.

Log in and apply through MyUHDS.

May 10, 2022, is the priority housing deadline for new students.

Students who apply for housing, complete their housing contract and pay their Advance Tuition Deposit by May 31, 2022, are eligible to select their own roommate. We will continue to accept applications after May 10, 2022, but later applicants will not be eligble for online roommate matching. 


4. Contract & Deposit

Sign your contract

Students can sign a 2022-2023 UHDS Room and Dining Contract begining May 2, 2022. Students are required to sign a contract prior to being assigned a room. Make sure you understand your contract before you complete it. You must sign your contract by May 31, 2022, in order to be assigned a room on campus. If you are under 18 when you sign your contract, a parent/guardian signature is also required.

Pay Advance Tuition Deposit

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



5. 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:

  • Apply for housing by May 10, 2022
  • Complete your housing contract by May 31, 2022
  • Pay your ATD (unless you are ATD exempt or a Degree Partnership Program participant)

Online roommate matching will take place from June 1 to June 30, 2022.


6. Register for START

Get ready for orientation

Before you can receive a room assignment, you must register for a START orientation session. For incoming Fall 2022 students, START registration begins in May 2022.



7. Room assignment

All Done?

Students must complete all items in Steps 1-6 before they can receive a room assignment.

Room assignments will begin in July 2022. Room assignments will be sent to your Oregon State email address.

The date you receive your room assignment depends on the following:

  1. Date of completion of the housing application and contract.
  2. Eligibility criteria for communities.
  3. Completing all necessary steps to confirm attendance at Oregon State including START registration.