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Most new students live in Scholar Hall our University-Sponsored Residence Hall. This is geared towards freshman, with freshman only floors, however is open to upperclassmen if they choose on other floors of the building. In the event that freshman-only housing fills up, incoming freshman residents might be placed in upperclassman housing.

Research indicates that students who reside on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, perform stronger academically and are more likely to graduate within four years than their commuting classmates.  In addition, they have a strong support system with peers who are going through similar experiences.

Cohabitation is not permitted on OUAZ’s campus. Each building has separate housing areas for each gender. Daily “open hall hours” allow you to visit friends of the opposite gender in the suite’s living room.

You may decorate your room with fun bedding, photos of friends and family, throw pillows, rugs, etc. You may also hang posters using 3M hooks or staples. Check out the What to Bring section on this page for more information.

Please see the “What To Bring Page” to what items are provided by the university.

Yes, every room has air conditioning and heating. Electric Bills for the apartment style are covered each month up to $100. 

Your move-in time will vary based upon what term you are beginning class. Please stay tuned for an email that will direct you to your move in/ orientation time based on your start date.

Beds have already been bunked in the necessary room, based on occupancy. Beds cannot be lofted, due to safety concerns. If you have any specific questions regarding bed situations, ask your RA or RD for further direction upon your arrival.

No, all OUAZ-provided furniture must remain in the room and intact through the duration of your stay. Any removed or missing furniture at the end of the year will result in housing fines.

If you have extenuating circumstances that require a private room, contact Student Disability Services.

No, OUAZ does not offer student storage.  We recommend storing items at one of the many local public storage facilities.

For residents’ well-being and protection, the Office of Student Affairs/Experience will be conducting Health and Safety Inspections, a walk-through of common areas and individual rooms to identify and address any health, safety, sanitation or maintenance issues that may be present, once a month. The University has the right to enter a resident’s room to thoroughly inspect the rooms, its furnishings and/or student’s personal possessions for sanitation purposes, to notate or to perform repairs and/or maintenance, and lastly to document violations of University policies. Although not necessary, the Office of Student Affairs/Experience hopes residents will be available during the inspection of their room. If residents have failed an inspection, they will be notified via email by their Resident Director and/or Residence Life staff within 24 hours with any charges that may apply. Residents will be granted 24 hours to communicate with the Office of Stu-dent Affairs if they have concerns or questions pertaining to their charge. You must dispute the charge within five (5) business days. After five (5) business days, the charges are final, and will be sent to OUAR and applied to the student’s account. The University may conduct unannounced inspections at any time as well as utilize community resources during the inspection. Community and University resources may include, but are not limited to, the local law enforcement, drug dogs, University maintenance officials, University administrative officials, University security, etc. Any items removed from a person or room during the search may become the property of the University and disposed of, returned or turned over to the appropriate authorities as necessary. Health and safety issues found during inspections may result in a fee of $50, per person in the room/suite, the first time a room fails. After the first time a room fails a health and safety inspection, the fee will increase by an additional $25 (Example: Two failed health and safety inspections result in a $50 fee; three failed health and safety inspections result in a $100 fee and so on). Any damage found at the time of health and safety inspections may be assessed at the time of the inspection. You will be billed for the cost of repair inclusive of labor and materials.

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