All OUAZ students must complete the housing process, even if you do not plan to live in University-sponsored housing. All housing paperwork must be completed no less than 10 days prior to the beginning of a term. Some forms may require additional time for processing. Failure to meet deadlines, may result in charges and penalties.

Certain Ottawa University scholarships contain an eligibility condition that specifies that recipients of those scholarships must reside in University-sponsored housing during the enrollment periods for which the scholarships are awarded. The following housing policy pertains to all other full-time students, effective May 1, 2018.

OUAZ Housing Policy

Students are required to reside in University-sponsored housing, provided it is available, unless a student meets one or more of the following criteria:

  1. is married;

  2. has legal custody of a child who resides with them at least 50% of the time;

  3. is a transfer student who has already earned an Associate’s degree or higher with a minimum of two years of full-time enrollment beyond HS graduation;

  4. has attained a legal age of 22 prior to the August 1 for the fall semester or January 1 for the spring semester;

  5. has lived in Ottawa University-sponsored housing for 6 or more semesters (fall or spring)

  6. plans to live with a parent/legal guardian within a reasonable driving distance from OUAZ (form must be on file) 

  7. has a special circumstance and submits a detailed explanation of the circumstance to the OUAZ housing committee for approval or denial.  

Meal Plan Policy

“All OUAZ students are required to have a meal plan. Students who live on campus will be required to have the All Access Plan their first year in attendance, and can select the Block Meal Plan their returning years. For students who meet the requirements to live off campus, they can select the Commuter Plan. All students have the option to upgrade their meal plan if they desire to do so.”
  1. All Access plan with unlimited meals for the students you may go through the line as many times as you like

  2. 225 Block plan gives you 225 swipes to be used during the semester

  3. 100 Commuter Block plan is ONLY available to commuter students and gives you 100 swipes to be used during the semester.

Housing Process and Placement

Once you have completed your other paperwork for enrollment, a representative from the Office of Residence Life will contact you to complete the OUAZ Housing Process. Some of the housing options grant priority to current/returning OUAZ students. The sooner you complete the housing process, the better the chances of you getting one of your first choices of residency.