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 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.  Residential Services does not assign rooms to anyone other than student leaders whose rooms are designated by their program leaders.  You may select your space and “take your chances” with a roommate who selects the other space in the room OR you can use the Roommate Request/Roommate Pull-In function. In order to pull-in a roommate, you will need to send an invite to a potential roommate through the Roommate Request link.  Once the individual accepts the invitation, you can use the Roommate Pull-In function.  Roommates can be pulled-in at any time after you have selected a room space, provided the other space is still available to be assigned/selected. 

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?

Students who are the age of 23 or older, a graduate student, or a part-time student can be granted an exception to live on campus.  You will be required to submit a Petition for Policy Exception  and be approved to live on campus PRIOR to participating in the online room selection process. Students who fall into one of these categories can select a room on one of the designated wings for non-traditional students.  Space for non-traditional students is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Email concierge office for assistance – concierge@oru.edu.

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

Room and board charges for Fall 2022 will not show up as complete in VISION until approximately July 1st.  To further review your room/board status for the current academic year, login 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 slight 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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