WOU University Housing






(University Housing will communicate throughout the summer and INTO THE ACADEMIC YEAR with you via your student WOU email address and  your Housing Overview. Get in the habit NOW of checking both for important information that will impact your housing.)

March / April

After you receive your confirmation email, we will start our “conversation” with you by getting you information and links for My College Roomie – our roommate matching program to search for and connect with your perfect roommate(s)!

Look for an email from My College Roomie in mid-March about how to access the program, find and match with your chosen roommate(s). Matched roommates in MCR will roll overnight into our housing system setting you up to pull your matched roommates into your room selection or to be pulled into a room selection by your matched roommate in May when Housing Selection will begin. 


For every student with a completed Housing Reservation on file:

  • We will send out a reminder email in May, but you can start checking your Housing Overview page in Mid/Late May. 5:00 pm, May 14th is our current target to release selection start times and dates. Once start date/times are posted – PLAN AHEAD – so that you (or the person in your group with the earliest start date/time) can access the system asap after your start time rolls around. The sooner you login and choose, the less competition you will have for the space you want!
  • Housing Selection for new incoming students is expected to start at Noon on Wednesday, May 20th. Selection will run daily from Noon to *5 pm through May and then be available 24-7 throughout the summer until our July deadline.
    * The final start time will begin at 4:30 pm each day during this period.

Spring eMail

May marks the continuation of the “conversation” that we started with all of our students who have completed the housing reservation process.

Look for this important Spring Email with information to access online, to be delivered to your WOU email by late May.

May through July

Our new incoming students will continue their selection process during this time period. DEADLINES OF NOTE during this time period:

  • July 22: 5:00 pm DEADLINE to apply and still have the opportunity to choose your room. (Students who apply after this time will be placed by housing staff).
  • July 31: 5:00 pm DEADLINE. ALL online selections and changes to assignments/roommates ends.

Late July

tentatively DUE 5:00 PM, AUGUST 14, 2020 –

You will need to electronically submit
BOTH your Contract & EIAF the by the deadline to hold your
housing reservation for the coming term.


University Housing will also be checking for registration for the coming term. Students who are not registered for classes (minimum 8 credit hours for undergrads and 6 credit hours for graduate students) must either register or be subject to cancellation of housing reservation and loss of placement. 

by late August

Look for this email to explain where all students can access online information regarding hall placement, and check on their assigned roommate(s) and/or where to look to see if any changes have been made to your housing assignment or to who your roommate(s) will be. It also serves as a good reminder to check your student WOU email address.

In addition a checklist of items to bring to campus will be posted to help as preparations begin in earnest to arrive on campus in the fall.

OF NOTE:  Room, Board and Meal Plan charges will be posted to your student accounts in late August – BUT ARE NOT DUE – until after the term begins – See the Academic Calendar for details.


  • Housing Contracts & Emergency Information Authorization Forms released in late July must be read, signed, dated and electronically submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 14th (currently a tentative date) to hold your housing reservation.


Sent out after Labor Day, usually an email, this is the final “official” message from University Housing before move-in day. On-campus addresses for the academic year are released, and any last minute information regarding move-in will be passed along in this final check-up.


Move In Day – doors will open within the residential complex at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020. Move-in officially runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and marks the beginning of New Student Week. Classes start the following Monday, September 28th.


University Housing

(503) 838-8311 | or e-mail: housing@wou.edu  | Location: Ground floor of Ackerman Hall