Ready to select your room?

Current OSU students: Read below for our guide to selecting your on-campus living space in our second-year and above communities.

Not a current student? Students who will attend Oregon State for the first time in fall 2022 should refer to our application information for details on room assignments for first-year, transfer or graduate students.

1. Check your room selection time frame

All current students who completed parts one and two of their housing application (the initial application information and contract signing) for 2023-24 housing by March 30, 2023, are responsible for selecting their own room for next year.

The room selection process will be available via the housing application portal.

Students may select their own room in any of our designated second-year and above communities. If you would like an on-campus room in a space that is not part of a designated second-year and above community, contact our office for individual assistance.

If you applied and contracted by March 30, 2023, you will receive an email from on April 4, 2023, with your selection date and time. Your selection date and time will also be available in the messages section of the housing application portal. Your selection time frame will occur between April 10 and April 21, 2023.

Selection time priority is based on the following criteria:

  • When you completed part one of your 2023-24 housing application.
  • Whether or not you attended our Housing Kickoff event on Feb 1.
  • Hall-specific eligibility criteria.

You may select your room at any time after your start date and time until the selection period ends. Please note that we cannot guarantee availability of any specific type of space.


2. Decide who will select your space

Only one student from a roommate/suitemate group will select the space for the entire group.

We advise checking in with all confirmed roommates and deciding now who will be selecting the space for everyone -- the person who has the earliest priority for selecting a space is probably a good person to make the selection. If selecting a suite, this person will also assign roommates to the rooms within the suite.

If you would like to select a space in an Honors College- or College of Engineering-designated community, your roommates/suitemates must be also be eligible for the community.


3. Choose from spaces available to your roommate/suitemate group

From April 4 to April 6 at 1:59 p.m., you must have the correct number of occupants to fill a room or suite to see it as an option. Therefore, students who have enough confirmed suitemates to completely fill a suite get first priority for selecting a space in any apartment- or suite-style option (Halsell, Bloss, Tebeau, ILLC).

All roommate/suitemate groups must have been confirmed via the online roommate matching process in the housing application by March 31, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Typical suite occupancy:

  • Most four-bedroom suites in Halsell Hall have a capacity of five people: three single-person bedrooms, and one double (two-person) bedroom.
  • Most two-bedroom suites in Halsell Hall have a capacity of five people: one double (two-person) bedroom, and one triple (three-person) bedroom.
  • Most suites in Tebeau Hall have a capacity of six people: three double (two-person) bedrooms.
  • Most suites in Bloss Hall have a capacity of four people: two double (two-person) bedrooms.
  • Most suites in the ILLC have a capacity of four people: two double (two-person) bedrooms.

Beginning at 2 p.m. on April 6, students without the correct number of roommates/suitemates will be able to select any remaining spaces, including those in apartment-style and suite-style housing.


4. Receive confirmation

Once you have selected a room (or one has been selected for you by a roommate), you will receive an email confirmation. You may also look up your housing details by checking the messages section in the housing application portal.

You will not be able to change your selected room until we open up a room change process later in spring 2023.

Please note that if you choose to change your room assignment, you will break any confirmed roommate relationships. This means that your room assignment will change, but the roommates and suitemates you confirmed will not change rooms unless they also log in to request a room change.


5. Final details

All current OSU students are encouraged to live in the communities we have set aside for second-year and above students. If you would like to inquire about options outside of these communities, please contact us and housing staff will follow up soon with more information.

The cancellation deadline for returning students to cancel without a fee is Tuesday, May 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Cancellations must be received by this deadline to be considered valid. Submit a cancellation via the housing application portal.

Any cancellation received after May 31 will be subject to our cancellation fees, which are listed on page 2 of your contract.