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Each one of our buildings offer a unique living and learning experience.  Check out your options and find the one that best suites you!

2024 – 2025 Housing Assignment Timeline & Details

Once you’ve been admitted to WOU, apply for Housing through your Housing Overview page on the WOU Portal. 

June – Roommate Matching. Log back into your Housing Application to search and confirm your roommate. Check your WOU email for more information on how this process works. You can also watch this Video. Roommate matching closes on June 30 at 11pm (PST).

July 31 after 12pm – Check your Housing Overview page for your Room Assignment.

  • Once you receive your room assignment, log back into your Housing Application 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.
    Then be sure to also complete your Emergency Information Form found in your Housing Overview from the menu at the top. Both your Housing Contract & Emergency Form must be completed by August 16.

Late August – Fall Class Registration will be checked.

  • If you are not registered for classes (minimum of 6 credits for graduate students and 8 credits for under grad students) it may result in the cancellation of your housing assignment.  

Early September – Residential mailbox numbers are posted on Housing Overview Page. Do not ship anything until you arrive to campus.

September 22nd – Fall Move In! Instructions will be emailed later this Summer.

Check your WOU Email frequently!

Frequently Asked Housing Application Questions

Do I have to be committed to WOU in order to apply for housing?

No, you can still be making your decision on whether or not you’re coming to WOU. If your plans change, please email to cancel your housing applicaiton, please note your $50 housing application fee is non-refundable.

How do I pay my $50 housing application fee?

You may make your payment online or call us at 503-838-8311 to pay with card over the phone.

Is there a deadline to complete the Housing Application?

No, but we recommend completing it as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting into your preferred space.

Can I edit the room preferences I made on my housing application?

Yes, please email us at and we can edit your preferences for you. This must be done before July.

When am I assigned my room and roommate?

You will get your room assignment by the end of July! Applying early will give you the best chance to get your highest preferences when it comes to room type or building.

Roommate matching opens in June.  You will complete roommate matching questions when you complete your housing application.  Based on that information you will be able to match with other incoming students to find your best roommate match.  More information will be sent to you as it gets closer. You can also request someone you already know.

How will I be able to contact my roommate?

Your roommate information will be listed on your Housing Overview page right below your room assignment. It will also include their email so you may contact them.

Where do I select my Meal Plan?

This will happen later in the Summer. When you receive your room assignment you will log back into your Housing Application to select your Meal Plan and electronically sign your Housing Contract.

Are first year students required to live on campus?

Students within one year of high school graduation are required to live on campus.  Living on campus for at least your first year can play a significant role in contributing to your success her at WOU. You will be part of a community and make connections with students and staff. Living on campus also means you are steps away from support services that will help with your transition to college life.

Other Things to Check Out

What about food?!

Campus Dining - Valsetz Dining Hall Entrance

Students that live in the residence halls get to choose between three meal plan options, to allow you to find what works best for your eating style.  Valsetz Dining Hall is centraly located within the residential community and is always serving something new.  The Campus Dining team is available to work with students one on one to explore options to meet dietary needs.

Move In Day

We are excited to have you join the WOU community.  September will be here before we know it, so save the date and start your packing list.

PACK Welcome!

PACK Welcome (Prepare, Advise, Connect, Know) is a series of orientation activities for admitted students beginning in the summer or fall. With personalized academic advising and a team dedicated to helping you prepare for campus life, PACK Welcome is your opportunity to get a jumpstart on your journey at Western.