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Moving Information

Moving is a much-anticipated event, and we know you have lots of questions. We’re here to make the process as smooth as possible. If you don’t find answers here, please call us at (248) 370-3570 or email housing@oakland.edu.

What to bring

Move-In Schedule
Hamlin Hall

Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 6-9
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 1-5

Hillcrest Hall

Sunday, September 2

  • Floor 1 (8 a.m.)
  • Floor 2 (9 a.m.)
  • Floor 3 (10 a.m.)
  • Floor 4 (11 a.m.)
  • Floor 5 (12 p.m.)
  • Floor 6 (1 p.m.)
  • Floor 7 (2 p.m.) 
Hill House

Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 5-6
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 1-4

Oak View Hall

Incoming Freshman
Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — All floors
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — All floors

Upperclassmen
Sunday, September 2 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) — All floors

Student Apartments

Monday, September 3 (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) — All buildings

Vandenberg Hall

Sunday, September 2 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) — All floors

Van Wagoner House

Friday, August 31 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 5-6
Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) — Floors 1-4

Fitzgerald

Saturday, September 1 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)  All residents

Logistics

Moving equipment: Flatbed and tub carts will be available during move-in times for your convenience. Consider packing light and bringing your own personal cart.

Room keys: Room keys are distributed at check-in. Please review the Move-In Letter that will be sent to your OU email address for details on where you can pick up your keys.

What We Provide
OU will provide:

Fitzgerald House, Hamlin Hall, Hill House, Van Wagoner House and Vandenberg Hall
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Carpeting
  • Shelves
  • Closet space
  • Lighting
  • Wastebasket
  • Window blinds
Oak View Hall
  • Extra-long twin bed (double occupancy suites) or full-sized bed (private bedroom suites)
  • Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Carpeting
  • Shelves
  • Closet space
  • Microwave
  • 3.1 cubic foot refrigerator with freezer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Wastebaskets
  • Window blinds
Hillcrest Hall
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Carpeting
  • Shelves
  • Closet space
  • Microwave
  • 3.1 cubic foot refrigerator with freezer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Wastebaskets
  • Window blinds
Ann V. Nicholson Apartments
  • Full-sized bed
  • Mattress
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet space
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Washer and dryer
  • Sofa
  • Coffee and end table
  • Entertainment unit
  • Lighting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Central air conditioning
  • Window blinds
George T. Matthews Apartments
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Mattress
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet space
  • Lighting
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa
  • Coffee and end table
  • Entertainment unit
  • Central air conditioning
  • Window blinds
Room Sizes

The following room specifications will help in planning what you'd like to bring. 

Residence Hall

Room Dimensions

Common Space

Fitzgerald House

Coming soon

15.5' x 12'

Hamlin Hall

(Standard Suite)

11’ 2” x 12’ 4"

7' 5" x 6' 4"

Hamlin Hall

(Five-Occupant Suite)

15' 4" x 11' 2"

11' 2" x 12' 4"

5' 5" x 6' 4"

Hamlin Hall

(Six-Occupant Suite)

11' 2" x 16'

11' 2" x 12' 4" 

5' 7" x 11'

Hillcrest Hall

9' x 7' 9"8' x 24.5'

Hill House

10’ 10” x 11’ 2”

Not applicable

Oak View Hall
(Double occupancy bedroom)

13' 4" x 12' 1"

9' 8" x 3'

Oak View Hall
(Private bedroom suite)

9' 8" x 9' 8"

11' x 11'

Vandenberg Hall

11’ 2” x 12’ 3”

Not applicable

Van Wagoner House

10’ 10” x 11’ 2”

Not applicable

Lofts: all residence halls come furnished with loftable beds. Other types of lofts are not to be built.

Student Apartments

Room Dimensions

Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments

(Two-bedroom floor plan)

Living room size: 15' 5-1/2" x 12' 3-1/2"

Bedroom size: 10' 5-1/2" x 14' 1-1/2"

Kitchen size: 12' 9-1/2" x 7' 5"

Bathroom size: 9'-1/2" x 7' 13-1/32"

Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments

(Four-bedroom floor plan)

Living room size: 17' 2-1/2" x 12'1"

Bedroom size: 14' 7-1/2" x 10' 3-1/2"

Kitchen size: 9' 7-1/2" x 7' 3"

Bathroom size: 6' 2" x 10' 3"

George T. Matthews Student Apartments

Kitchen size: 11’ x 8’

Living room size: 15’ 6” x 11’

Middle floor bedroom size: 13’ 6” x 11’

Top floor bedroom size: 10’ x 8’

Renter's Insurance

OU does not assume any liability for the loss, damage or theft of any personal property. To protect your property, you should purchase renter’s insurance or check your parent’s or legal guardian’s homeowners insurance to see if your personal property is covered. Renter’s insurance can be purchased through a variety of insurance agencies.