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Housing Process

Now that you have completed the appropriate OUAZ enrollment forms, it is time to begin the OUAZ housing process. 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 penalities.

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.

OUAZ Housing Policy

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 July 1, 2019.
 
A student will be required to reside in University-sponsored housing, provided it is available, unless such 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. has attained a legal age of 21 prior to August 1 for the fall semester or January 1 for the spring semester;
  4. has lived in Ottawa University-sponsored housing for 6 or more semesters (fall or spring);
  5. resides with his/her parent(s)/legal guardian(s) in one of the following Arizona towns/cities: Avondale, Buckeye, Deer Valley, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Sun City West, Surprise, Tolleson, Waddell, Wittman, and Youngtown.  Appeals from students living in Phoenix or Scottsdale will be considered.

Students who for personal reasons desire to reside with a parent/legal guardian may apply for an exception.  Such exceptions will be considered for reasons of financial strain, a need to aide in the care of a family member in the house, or other circumstance deemed appropriate by the Dean of Student Affairs in his/her sole discretion.  Any request to live off campus with a parent/legal guardian must be submitted as a formal appeal letter to the Office of Student Affairs for consideration by the appropriate deadline.  All documentation supporting the reason for the appeal must be submitted with the appeal letter.

General Information

All OUAZ students must complete this form and have it on file with the Office of Residence Life. You will need to complete the appropriate additional forms below in order to complete the housing process.

University-sponsored Housing

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.

Off-campus Living Request

Please review the housing policy as outlined above. If you qualify, please complete the form and complete any additional paperwork. Note that submissions must be received no later than 10 days prior to the course start or your account will be charged for University-sponsored housing.

Vehicle Registration

Any student attending OUAZ that will or plans to have a vehicle on campus must completed the Vehicle Registration Form. If the vehicle you plan to bring changes, please re-submit the form.

What to Bring

For a list of what to bring and what to leave behind, click the link above.

Questions

If you have any questions about the housing process or University-sponsored housing, please contact us at ouazhousing@ottawa.edu.

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