Begin at housing.oru.edu. Click “Application” on the right and the application will open in a new window.
First, download the Petition for Policy Exception Form by going to registrar.oru.edu > Forms > “Petition for Policy Exception” and specify:
Statement of Petition: To Live Off Campus
Reason for Petition: Explain your living situation and how the Housing policy does not apply to you.
Fax the completed form to the Dean of Men/Women’s Office at 918-495-7154.
You will also need to complete a Parent Agreement Form. Call 918-495-7707 to set up a time to do this in person.
You will be contacted once your petition has been approved.
You are only allowed to go through the room selection process one time. Rooms that are not confirmed within the 15 minute time window allotted on the selection site are released back to the available room pool. Once the process is completed, the room is locked. If a student wished to select a different room after confirming their initial choice, he/she can submit a written request to “email@example.com.” If the reset period has passed, students must wait for the Open Room Change period in August (see current dates on housing.oru.edu) to switch rooms.
No. Housing does not assign rooms to anyone other than student leaders and athletes whose rooms are designated by their program leaders and coaches. 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 Pull-In option in the online room selection portal. In order to pull-in a roommate, you will need to know their screen name, Roommate PIN, and their meal plan preference. This can be found in the Profile section of the housing application. 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.
Floors 1 and 2 in Gabrielle are the only rooms on campus with private bathrooms. Please refer to the Rate Table (housing.oru.edu) for the per semester charges for all rooms.
If you are over the age of 25, a graduate student, or a part-time student, you will be required to petition to live on campus PRIOR to moving through the room selection process. Students who fall into one of these categories can select a private room or a space in one of the designated rooms for non-traditional students. Please reference “How can I complete a policy petition form?” above.
I’m an athlete/student leader and my room is being assigned by my coach/program director. What else do I need to do to secure my housing?
All students must do an online application regardless of selection status. Even if your room is assigned through your status as an athlete or student leader, housing cannot make assignments until the application and $150 Housing deposit have been made and the Housing Terms and Conditions are agreed to.
You must first agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement before you can proceed to the room selection step. Even after you agree to them, 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 Housing Office at 918-495-7711.
I am 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 (918-495-6518) 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 send an e-mail to Housing for assistance.
After a student athlete or student leader has completed the application process and updated their meal plan preferences in the application, housing will begin to assign rooms. At any point in the process, you can log in to the Housing Application and click “Assignments” > “Rooms” to check the status of your room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To request a refund prior to enrolling at ORU, you must submit a written request in writing to your Enrollment Counselor before May 1 of the year you intended to enroll. No refunds will be given after May 1.
To request a refund at the conclusion of your dorm usage, either through graduation or withdrawal, you can request a refund of your housing deposit by completing and submitting the “Housing Deposit Refund Request form” (housing.oru.edu). Your account must be clear before your deposit can be refunded. It is important that Student Accounts has a current mailing address for you. Requests will be processed approximately 30 days after the last day of the semester. Please note: if you are canceling your housing during the period covered by your housing agreement, you may not be eligible for a deposit refund.