Room Selection FAQs

How many times can I go through the process to make sure I get the room I want?

You are only allowed to go through the room selection process and confirm a room one time.  Rooms not confirmed within the 5-minute lock window are released back to the available room pool. Once the process is complete, the room is locked.  After drop/add period has ended, students who wish to change rooms may go through the "open room change" process.  For further information please contact the Concierge Residential Services Office directly at 918-495-7711.

I don't have a specific roommate in mind for next year.  Will Residential Services assign me one at random?

No.  Only student leaders chosen by program leaders can get assigned rooms by Residential Services. But you can choose your own space and take a chance with a roommate who chooses the other space in the room. Or you can invite a potential roommate using the Roommate Request/Roommate Pull-In function. Once they accept, you can use the Roommate Pull-In function. You can pull in roommates anytime as long as the other space is still available.

How do I know if a room is a double, private, or a suite?

Only residence halls and rooms that are available to you will appear in the rooms list and on the floor maps.  On the room list, the room type will have a suffix of DBL (Double), PRV (Private), or STE (Suite). On the floor maps, rooms with 2 BEDs present are double rooms, 1 bed is a private room. The seventh floor of Claudius and EMR have a limited number of suites. Click on a green bed and it will give you the details about the room and rate.  NOTE:  At this time private rooms will be available for selection pending space availability for the current academic year.

Are there any rooms that have private bathrooms?

Floors 1 and 2 in Gabrielle and floors 1, 2, and 3 in Niko Hall are the only floors on campus with private bathrooms. Please refer to the Rate Table for the per semester charges for all rooms.

I'm over 23 and a graduate student.  Is there on-campus housing available for me?

If you are 23 years old or older, a graduate student, or a part-time student, you may request an exception to live on campus. However, prior to participating in the online room selection process, you must submit a Petition for Policy Exception and receive approval. If you fall into one of these categories, you can choose a room on one of the designated wings for non-traditional students. Please note that space for non-traditional students is limited and not guaranteed. For assistance, please email the Concierge office at concierge@oru.edu.

I have selected a room and a meal plan already.  Why aren't they showing up in VISION?

Room and meal plan charges for the 2023-2024 academic year will not show up as complete in VISION until approximately July 1st.  To further review your room/board status for the current academic year, log in to VISION >> Registration Quick Links >> Select Housing tab >> Housing Forms >> Room and Meal Plan Selection info.  If the info is not there, please go back to the Room Selection step.  If you are able to access the link to select a room, you did not complete the room selection process the first time. You must click "SUBMIT" to complete the process.

What will happen if I don't agree to the Housing Terms and Conditions?

You must first agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement before you can proceed to the room selection step.  Once you agree, there might be a brief delay while the system processes your record and updates your application status.  If you have questions about any of the items included in the Terms and Conditions, please contact the Concierge Residential Services Office at (918) 495-7711.

I'm an Honor's student and want to live on an Honor's floor.  Can I do that online or do I have to go through Housing to get my room?

Honor's students can select a room on one of the Honor's floors according to the same room selection schedule. In order to select a room on an Honor's floor, you must be an Honor's student. If you are an Honor's student but the Honor's floors are not appearing, please contact Admissions to make sure your status as an Honor's student has been updated. If you are a student who currently lives on an Honor's floor and wish to stay on that floor, you are able to retain your same room. If you are a non-Honor's student wishing to select a room on an Honor's floor, please contact the Residential Services Office at (918) 495-7711.  

I am a student athlete/student leader.  How will I know my room has been assigned by Housing?

After a student athlete or student leader has completed the application process and updated the meal plan preferences in the application, housing will begin to assign rooms. To further review your room/board status for the current academic year, VISION >> Registration Quick Links >> Select Housing tab >> Housing Forms >> Room and Meal Plan Selection info and it will show you your room selection, meal plan selection, and any, if applicable, roommate information.

I am a student athlete but would like to live somewhere other than the block of rooms reserved for my team.  How do I select a room?

Athletes wishing to live outside of the designated block of rooms for their team must get permission to do so from their coach. The coach must send an e-mail to concierge@oru.edu allowing the student to live in a room other than the designated rooms. Once permission is received by housing, an adjustment will be made to the student's housing application which will allow the student to select a room through the general room selection process.  You must complete the online application portion first before this adjustment can be made.


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