Apply for Housing

Welcome Home Wolves

Close to classes, food, and activities; Western Oregon University’s campus is an active and colorful ecosystem.  Here, you’ll find more than just a bed – you’ll find lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences.  Ready to be a part of it all? Complete the WOU housing application to secure a spot today!

Housing Application 

Step 1: Get Admitted to Western Oregon University

You will need to be admitted to Western Oregon University before you apply for on campus housing.

Activate your WOU Portal and email

Once you have been admitted, you’ll set up your WOU Portal.  This is where you will access your student email, view your financial aid package, register for classes and more.  Visit to create your online student WOU Portal account.

First Year Students

Are you within one year of high school graduation?  Please review Western Oregon Unviersity’s First Year Live In Requirement

Step 2: Review Your Options

Western Oregon offers a variety of housing options.  Explore your housing options.

Look at housing and dining rates to see what fits best into your budget.

Step 3: Apply for Housing

Log in and apply through your University Housing Overview page on your WOU Portal.

Complete Part 1 in the application.  This will ask about demographics, living preferences and roommate matching questions.  Assignments will be given in order that this is completed.  We recommend completing this early in order to have the best chance to receive your top preferences.

Please note: There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.  This will be added to your student account after the form is completed.

Step 4: Roommate Selection

Log back in to the University Housing Overview in June to participate in roommate matching.  This is optional.  If you do not select your own roommate, University Housing staff will match you with another incoming student.

Step 5: Room Assignment

Room assignments for new incoming students will be sent out beginning late July 2024 and continue through the summer.

Assignments will be sent out based on the dates you completed Part 1 of the Housing Application and your preferences and availability.

Step 6: Sign Your Housing Contract

Once you receive your housing assignment, log back in to the University Housing Overview page to complete Part 2 of the Housing application.  You will electronically sign your 2024-2025 Housing Contract.  This must be completed before you move in.  Make sure you read and understand the contract before you sign it. You will also be selecting your Meal Plan when you electronically sign your contract.
Be sure to also complete your Emergency Information Form found in your Housing Overview. Both your Housing Contract & Emergency Form must be completed before you can move in.

Undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of 8 credits each term and Graduate students must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits each term to live on campus.  Registration will be checked in early September.

Family Housing Application