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Housing Selection Ends Soon! What You Need to Know:  May 24th, 2011

I wanted to take some time to make sure all of our new OSU students were aware that the process to select your own room for the 2011-12 academic year ends on June 1st. We pride ourselves in allowing new students to select their own room or cooperative house on campus, and want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to utilize this experience. Here are some frequently asked questions we’ve received throughout the process that may aide you in selecting a space:

1. How do I know if I’m eligible to select a room? You are eligible to select a room if you have completed a housing application for fall 2011, and it has been processed by the housing assignments staff. To check if your application is completed and processed, you may return to your housing application via the MyUHDS web portal, and see if you now have the “Housing Selection” option in the upper left of your application.

2. I haven’t been able to find a roommate, so how can I select a room? The process for selecting a roommate can be challenging, and we’re aware of that. If you are willing to be placed in an available double room you may contact the Assignments Office: for assistance with a room placement.

3. The building I want to live in is full. What are my options? I would advise you to select a room somewhere else. After room selection ends, and we send out official assignment notifications, we will begin a waitlist process for the summer where you can request an assignment change to a different building. Please keep in mind that if you and a roommate would like to move, we will need confirmation from both of you that you would like to switch assignments.

4. I’m not 18. How can I sign a contract? Regardless of age, everyone who selects a room online needs to confirm this selection by electronically signing a contract. Students who are under the age of 18 at the time of selecting a room will be sent a paper contract to have co-signed by a parent or guardian.

5. What happens if I don’t select a room by June 1st? After June 1st, we will assign students to rooms based on the date they completed a housing application and by their preferences as well as what space is currently available. Don’t worry, you will still receive on-campus housing.

Best of luck in your room selection process!

Inaugural Housing Assignments Blog Post  March 29th, 2011

Welcome to the inaugural housing assignments blog post! We wanted to provide a forum to answer frequently asked questions we receive about the housing application and assignments process, as well as provide tips to make your transition to college life successful.  If you have a specific topic you’d like us to address in a future blog post, please let us know in the comments section below.

On Monday March 28, 2011 at 2:00pm, Housing Selection began for new students. Students who are members of academic groups can select a space in the building that corresponds with their academic group. For more information on when you can select a space on campus, please see our important dates. Be sure your application has been submitted, and any pending roommates have been confirmed before you select your space.

When you are eligible to select a space, you will return to your completed housing application, and a new link will be visible under “groups” called “Housing Selection.” From here, you will be able to view interactive floor plans, and see real time availability in our halls and cooperative houses.

Housing Selection Link

Good luck in your housing selection process! Be sure to read up on our tips for room selection, before selecting a room, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions along the way.