OHIO University

Dates to Remember:

March 15th:
Advanced Roommate Search Process opens

May 1st:

Last day to request refund of $200 deposit

May 3rd:

Confirm Roommates Online

May 5th & 8th
7:00 to 9:00 PM:
Online Chat -
Residential Housing Room Selection Q&A

May 9th:

Advanced Roommate Search closes

May 12th - 30th:

Room Selection

June 1st - August 1st:

Room Change Process

June 3rd - June 27th:
Bobcat Student Orientation

August 21st - 22nd:

(additional info)


Room Selection Process

Greetings from Ohio University Residential Housing!

Residential Housing is excited about the future arrival of our new first year Bobcats! As you prepare for your arrival on campus this fall, we would like to provide you with important details and answers to some frequently asked questions in order to help you be successful in your room selection process.

How do I search for rooms and roommates?

Visit www.ohio.edu/myhousing and click on ‘MyHousing’. This self-service site will be your primary tool to complete the process, including searching for a roommate and selecting your own room.

When will I know my housing assignment?

We strive to offer flexibility and empower students when it comes to selecting a room that will promote a positive residential experience. In that spirit, we offer a Room Selection Process for all first year students. In other words, students are able to choose their assignment from our available rooms for the 2014-15 academic year.

How does the Room Selection Process work?

Students are assigned a date and time that they will first be eligible to select a room. These dates will fall between May 12th and May 30th, and will be posted on MyHousing under ‘My Future Room Selection Processes’ on May 3rd. Tutorials on the process can be found on left hand side of the MyHousing site menu to assist with navigating the selection process.

What if I do not like the room I select?

We offer a Room Change Process from June 1st to August 1st. During this time, students can visit MyHousing and select a different room from the available spaces. While the pre-opening room change process tends to have a limited inventory due to housing capacity, we also offer an open Room Change Process that begins after the first Thursday of classes. After this time, students can change rooms at any point for the rest of the semester.

What about roommates?

Residential Housing offers a roommate search tool, known as the Advanced Roommate Search, for students to utilize if they are interested in searching for potential compatible roommates for the fall semester. The Advanced Roommate Search Process is voluntary and provides a means to connect with other students attending OHIO and hopefully find a compatible roommate. 

This process of searching for a roommate begins on March 15th. This is a great time to reach out and connect with students that you might be interested in living with via email, Facebook or phone. We recommend waiting to officially request and match up with a desired roommate until May 3rd.

Detailed information on establishing a profile and helpful guides are available on the left hand menu bar of MyHousing and can also be found here.

What if I do not want to search for a roommate?

Students who choose not to participate in the Advanced Roommate Search can simply select a room when it is their time to do so. Student contact information for any roommates will display on the main MyHousing housing page once the room is at capacity. 

What if I have already identified a roommate?

Students can log on to MyHousing to add a roommate beginning on May 3rd. All requested roommate(s) must confirm the request to create a ‘Matched Group’. All roommates will need to be ‘Matched’ prior to selecting a room.


Residential Housing is committed to providing you with the highest level of service and assistance with any questions that you might have. Please feel free to contact us at 740.593.4090 or email us at housing@ohio.edu

We are excited to begin the process with you and are looking forward to your arrival on campus this fall!

Best Regards!

Residential Housing
Chubb Hall 060
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979

T: 740.593.4090
F: 740.593.4089


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