Getting started

All students are eligible for on-campus housing. The housing application will ask questions about yourself and your living and dining preferences to help determine your best fit for on-campus housing. The chart below walks you through the steps in our application process.

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Get admitted to OSU-Cascades! Apply for Housing Deposit & Register

Choose your room

  • Complete and submit your application for admission.
  • Once you have been admitted, you’ll receive an ONID account to serve as your university email address.
  • To activate your online account, select Sign up for ONID and follow the directions to activate your account.
  • The housing application will be available Feb. 1. at 2p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
  • Find a link to the application on the UHDS website via MyUHDS.
  • Select “OSU-Cascades Housing Application and Contract” for your first term from the list of options when you click “Applications” in the top middle of the page.
  • Don’t delay! Room selection dates and room assignments are made based on the date of the submitted application. The earlier you apply, the more choice you will have in your living environment.
  • In the spring, before you can select a room, you must pay your Advanced Tuition Deposit (ATD) to OSU-Cascades and register for a Cascades START orientation session.
  • New students who have completed a housing application by the end of the day on May 1, 2017, will be eligible to select their own room in June 2017.
  • Students who apply for housing after May 1, 2017, will be assigned a room during July-September, based on eligibility and when they completed their housing application.
  • UHDS guarantees a room for all first-year students. Some room types are more popular than others, so be prepared with your first choice and a back-up plan when making your room selection.
  • When you select a space or are assigned to one, you will pay a nonrefundable contract signing fee. The $50 fee will be charged to your student account.
  • Returning students get priority in selecting roommates and rooms on campus, and complete their room selection process in the spring before new students.
























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