University Housing

Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3570
housing@oakland.edu

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

Where You'll
Live

Room assignments are sent by early August via OU email. You’ll receive instructions on how to access your new address, and the name(s) of your room and/or suitemates.

When You'll
Move In

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

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

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.)

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

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

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

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

What We
Provide
OU will provide:

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 (freshman suites) or full-sized bed (upperclassman 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
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
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.

Room Sizes
and Lofts

The following room specifications will help in planning what you'd like to bring. Note that all residence hall bed springs are 7’ x 36”.

Residence Hall

Room Dimensions

Ceiling Height

Hamlin House

11’ 2” x 12’ 6"

9'

Hill House

10’ 10” x 11’ 2”

8'

Oak View Hall
(Double bedroom)

13' 4" x 12' 1"

Varies by room

Oak View Hall
(Private bedroom suite)

9' 8" x 9' 8"

Varies by room

Vandenberg Hall

11’ 2” x 12’ 3”

7' (2nd floor)

9’ (7th floor)

8’ (all other floors)

Van Wagoner House

10’ 10” x 11’ 2”

8'

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

Wifi and Cable

Wifi: OU provides a wireless Internet connection and wired Ethernet ports in each room. Learn more about our technological support.

Cable: Every residence hall room and student apartment unit is wired for cable television. To access the service, you must have a cable-ready television with a coaxial cable.

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.