1. Get Admitted to OSU-Cascades
Submit your application
Complete and submit your application for admission to OSU-Cascades
For students entering Winter Term 2019: New student application available Nov. 1, 2018 (opens at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time).
For students entering Spring Term 2019: New student application available Feb. 15, 2019 (opens at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time).
For students entering Fall 2019: New student application available Feb. 5, 2019 (opens at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time).
Register Your ONID Account
Once you have been admitted (including students enrolled in the Degree Partnership Program) you’ll receive an Oregon Network ID (ONID) account. Your ONID serves as your university email address and as a log-in credential for university services.
Go to the ONID website to activate your account; select “Sign Up for ONID” on the left hand side.
Learn about living on campus
Review OSU-Cascades' First Year Experience and Live-On Policy.
2. Research Your Options
Which room types fit your budget?
Take a look at our rates for cost-comparison purposes. Rates for 2019-20 academic year will be published in spring 2019.
What are your living and dining preferences?
What room types or bathroom styles are you looking for? Explore your options (Be aware that some options, such as single rooms, have very limited availability).
Which dining plan suits your needs?
3. Apply For Housing
The fall housing application will be available February 5, 2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Your application is also your contract; make sure you understand the application and contract before you complete it.
Apply through the MyUHDS Web portal
The earlier you complete your application, the better your chances are of receiving your top choices.
Select your top choices for buildings and dining plan. You can return to the application to update your answers without affecting your application completion date.
Apply through MyUHDS.
Students who complete the application by May 1, 2019 are eligible to participate in roommate selection.
4. Deposit & Register
Pay Advance Tuition Deposit
Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit committing to OSU-Cascades.
Get ready for START
Before you can receive a room assignment, you must register for a Cascades START orientation session.
5. Find a Roommate
Fill out the Roommate Questionnaire
For students who complete the application and paid their Advance Tuition Deposit by May 1, 2019, the day after you submit your housing application, you will receive an email to your ONID address with a login invitation to the My College Roomie online roommate matching system. Filling out the My College Roomie questionnaire will help you find someone in our online roommate matching system if you want to choose your own roommate, and will help our staff match you if you do not choose your own roommate.
If you complete the housing application after May 31, 2019, our staff will match you with a roommate.
Make sure you understand how gender identity affects roommate matching.
Return to My College Roomie throughout the spring to search for potential roommates. Make sure they are eligible for the same communities you are. If you wish to live in a triple or quad room, you can select more than one roommate. See more roommate matching tips.
If you have a friend you already know you would like to live with, you both must fill out the My College Roomie questionnaire and then select each other.
If you wish to select your own roommate, you must confirm your roommate matches through My College Roomie by May 31, 2019. If you do not confirm a roommate in My College Roomie, our staff will match you with a roommate.
6. Room Assignment
Students must complete all items in Steps 1-4 before they can receive a room assignment.
Room assignments begin
Room assignments will begin in June 2019 for students who completed their application by May 1, 2019. You will receive a room assignment based on how early you completed your application. Students who did not complete the application by May 1, 2019, will receive room assignments later in the summer.