Getting started on your housing application

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.


Ready to apply? Let's get started.

What type of student are you?

1. Get Admitted to OSU-Cascades

Submit your application

Complete and submit your application for admission to OSU-Cascades

Keep in mind Important Application Dates

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 1, 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, you will receive an email to your ONID address with a login invitation to the My College Roomie online roommate matching system in May. 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 May to search for potential roommates. If you wish to live in a triple or double (with shared bath) 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

All Done?

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.




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