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Housing & Residence LifeCurrent On-Campus Residents

We are glad that you are interested in returning to on-campus housing at Old Dominion University. This page contains process related information for current on-campus residents to obtain housing for the 2022-2023 academic year. To ensure you have a successful experience navigating the housing application process, it is extremely important to read all material that is provided to you regarding sign-up.

Old Dominion University guarantees housing for new freshmen and current freshmen transitioning to their second year on campus. Housing & Residence Life staff work to maximize the opportunity to have as many students as possible experience residential living.

To apply, you will need:

  • An active MIDAS account, MIDAS ID, and password
  • A valid credit/debit card for the $250 application fee. Your application is not complete until your application fee is made.

Before you begin:

Return Housing Information Sessions

Visit Our Tabling Events

Return Housing Info Table:

  • February 15, 12-2 PM, Webb Center
  • February 22, 12:30-1:30 PM, Owens, Rogers, The Inn
  • February 24, 12-2 PM, Broderick Dining Foyer

Return Housing Showcase

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2022-2023 Return Housing Timeline & Eligibility

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:00 PM: Return Housing Application Opens via ODU Housing Portal
  • Monday, February 28, 2022 - 11:59 PM: Return Housing Application Closes
  • March 3-4, 2022: Honors College Selection
    • Must be Honors College eligible
    • Select rooms are available for reservation in Virginia House
    • Although not required, students can pull in preferred roommates during this process (new freshmen and transfer students are not eligible to be pulled in as roommates; roommates must have completed the housing application by February 28 and be a member of the Honors College)
  • March 7, 2022: Upperclass LLC Assignments begin
    • Available upperclassmen living learning communities include: Spectrum (Virginia House), Service Learning (Ireland House), Foundation House, and Global Leadership Community (Powhatan)
    • Students interested in participating in an LLC must indicate their preference in the housing application by February 28
  • March 16-17, 2022: Same-Room Sign-Up
    • Same-Room Sign-Up is the process by which eligible upperclass residents can retain their same room for the next academic year if they applied for housing by Feb. 28
    • Same-Room Sign-Up eligible buildings are University Village, Powhatan and Dominion House
    • Although not required, students can pull in preferred roommates during this process (new freshmen and transfer students are not eligible to be pulled in as roommates; roommates must have completed the housing application by February 28)
  • March 23-24, 2022: Fall 2021 Cohort Freshman Selection
    • Fall 2021 Cohort Freshmen selection includes any first-time college freshmen that entered the university and lived on campus during the Fall 2021 semester.
    • Fall 2021 Freshmen who meet the February 28 deadline and have not been assigned through the Honors College, LLC, or Same-Room Sign Up processes are eligible to select from available spaces in University Village, Powhatan Apartments, Dominion and Owens House.
    • Although not required, students can pull in preferred roommates during this process (new freshmen and transfer students are not eligible to be pulled in as roommates; roommates must have completed the housing application by February 28)
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 12:00 PM: Return Housing Application Reopens via the ODU Housing Portal
    • Made available to students who missed the early application deadline or lived off campus. Students who complete their application March 30 and thereafter are not eligible for self-selection processes; they will be placed in Auto-Allocation.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - Ongoing: Auto-Allocation
    • Auto-Allocation is the assignments process in which a room is selected by an HRL staff member for applicants who have not been assigned through self-selection or LLC placement.
    • The Auto-Allocation process is ongoing and typically lasts through opening of the Fall semester. These assignments are based on space availability.
    • Students assigned to housing March 30 and thereafter will be prioritized as follows:
      • Fall 2021 Freshmen
      • Ireland House upperclassmen who applied by February 28
      • Students who applied by February 28, but did not participate in Same Room Sign Up; students in this category may be waitlisted depending on the demand for housing
      • Returning Applications received on or after March 30; students in this category will be automatically waitlisted
  • May 15, 2022: Cancellation deadline for $200 partial application fee refund
    • Note: After May 15, the $250 application fee is not refundable.

Expanded Housing

Housing & Residence Life may find it necessary to expand our capacity to support the opportunity for as many students as possible to live on campus at ODU. Expanded housing accommodations for students may include the temporary expansion of on-campus spaces or securing off-site housing accommodations.

Residential amenities offered for traditional assignments are available to students living in expanded housing. These include room furnishings, desk coverage, secure access, staffing, laundry, meals, and shuttle service. Residents can and should utilize all campus resources available to any student living on-campus housing. Our staff are committed to ensuring your academic success wherever you reside.

Any student who completes an application for on-campus housing can be assigned to temporary accommodations. The length of stay can range from a few days to an entire semester. If a student is assigned to a temporary space, they will be reassigned to a permanent room as space permits. Moving assistance is available as needed. As with on-campus housing, you will be asked to consolidate your room if there is a vacancy. Our goal is to ensure you have a rewarding on-campus experience.


  • All students interested in living on campus for the 2022-2023 school year must complete a housing application (this includes residents in apartment communities).
  • Students interested in Gender Inclusive Housing can apply within the housing application. Visit the Gender Inclusive Housing page for additional information.
  • If you are registered with Educational Accessibility, you need to contact their office to request housing accommodations for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Important Process Updates

  • Once you are assigned housing, you will be able to select your meal plan directly through the Card Center. Instructions for selecting a meal plan will be available in the ODU Housing Portal and your housing confirmation notice.

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