Important Application Dates

Important Dates for Fall 2015 Applicants

January 1, 2015 – May 1, 2015: Priority application dates for housing. Students may apply for housing as soon as they are admitted to the university and in the application will be able to access roommate matching.

May 1 – June 1, 2015: New students with completed housing applications before May 1, 2015 may sign an electronic contract* for 2015-2016 if:

  • They have paid their ATD (or who have the appropriate exemptions), and
  • They have registered for START (summer orientation)

June 2015: New students who have registered for START may select a room during room selection and sign their contract for 2015-2016. Specific dates for buildings to be determined. 

June 2015 – August 2015: At least one UHDS staff member will be at all START sessions at the START check in table ensuring that all students at START have a completed housing application and/or eligible exemption claimed. If done well, all students leave each START session with their status noted in UHDS’s system.

July 2015 – September 2015 (residence hall opening): Students who applied for housing after May 1, 2015 will be assigned on a rolling basis, based on the date they apply for housing if:

  • They have paid their ATD (or who have the appropriate exemptions), and
  • They have registered for START (summer orientation), and
  • They sign a contract* with UHDS for 2015-2016

August 21, 2015: New student contract cancellation deadline for students not attending OSU as well as for students claiming eligible exemptions (4 weeks before move-in).

August 2015: Non-first year new student applications for fall 2015 will be considered based on space availability.


*A $50.00 contract signing fee will be billed to student accounts within 48 business hours of signing the electronic contract.

Please note: All application dates and events begin at 2:00 pm pacific time on the day they are scheduled. Your earliest eligibility date for selecting a room will be displayed on your completed housing application.

Cancellation Policy 2015-2016:

Non-first year freshman – New to OSU assignments

Applications for non-first year freshman will be processed in August (wave 3 and 4), based on projected space availability after a majority of the first year freshman have been assigned.



Applying for housing or paying your ATD after August? Contact our housing office for information about your housing assignment at 541-737-4771 or housing@oregonstate.edu.