Welcome to Your OC Home!
In order to complete the check-in process, you will:
- Arrive at your designated residential building for check-in.
- Meet your Residence Hall Staff in the lobby area of your building.
- Complete any unfinished housing paperwork, if needed.
- Gain key card or key access to your room.
- Be directed to your room or apartment.
- Complete your online room condition form.
In order for you to be prepared for the semester and gain access to your room or apartment, it is required that you check in with our Residence Life staff.
Check in Areas
Residence Hall Areas: Gunn-Henderson, Davisson, Tinius, Fails, Warlick, University House, Wilson
- Students living in the residence halls will check-in at their specific building's main lobby. Residence Life staff will be available in the main lobby’s ready to check you in and show you to your room.
Apartment Areas: Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 5, Phase 6, Tealridge
Check In Location for: Phase 3 & 4
- Students living in these apartments should check-in with Residence Life staff in the Nowlin Center.
Check In Location for: Phase 5 & 6
- Students living in Phase 5, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, or 6E should check-in with Residence Life staff at the Phase 6 Community Center.
Check In Location for: Tealridge
- Students living in Tealridge should check-in with Residence Life staff in the Tealridge main lobby.
Dates and Times
Housing opens for all students starting Saturday, January 6th at 8:00 am. Students living in the residence halls should check their spring housing assignment and check-in at their specific building's main lobby with Residence Life staff. We anticipate that all students will be checked in no later than when classes begin.
Residence Life staff will be available during the specified dates & times below to check you into your housing assignment. Whatever your situation, please make arrangements to check-in during one of the following times:
- Saturday, January 6th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (No appointment necessary). All student move-in day! We highly encourage all freshmen and transfers to move in on this day.
- *Sunday, January 7th: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (By appointment only)
- *Monday, January 8th - Friday, January 12th (By appointment only)
*If you are unable to move in on Saturday, our staff will be available to check you in by appointment only Sunday - Friday between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Contact your staff to make arrangements.*
Please Note: While we guarantee our staff’s availability during the dates and times listed below, we cannot guarantee their availability outside of these time frames. Starting January 6th, our housing staff will be participating in training and various campus activities and their availability will be very limited outside of these dates and times. If you have an emergency or conflict arise and are unable to move in during one of these designated dates, please contact the housing staff in your area right away to discuss other check-in possibilities.
Visit our virtual campus map to learn more about where buildings are, directions to our campus, and to download a campus map.
Upon your arrival, you may unload your vehicle nearest to your residence hall or apartment. However, you must not park on the grass or sidewalks or leave your vehicle unattended while unloading. Once your belongings are unloaded, please park any or all vehicles away from the buildings to allow others ease of access to the buildings.
Please review parking regulations for complete information.
University Dining will open for regular hours starting on Sunday, January 7th.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have additional housing questions? View our list of Frequently Asked Questions for helpful tips and facts about OC’s housing.
Your Roommate and Room Assignment
You will be able to view your housing assignment and roommate information on your MyOC account beginning the second week of December.
We understand that living with a person, who is totally new to you or even an old friend, is an opportunity to build a rewarding relationship and make great memories through the year. Like any relationship, successful coexisting with your roommate relies on communication and respect.
While a rewarding relationship is our hope for all students, we understand conflict can arise. If at some point conflict does arise between you and your roommate, please know your Resident Director is available to assist. As much as is possible, the RD will encourage students to collaboratively work through roommate differences before resorting to student relocation.
If you and your roommate have discussed the issue(s) in person (not via text messaging or social media) and/or asked for assistance from your RD, but find you are unable to make it work, you can request to move. Please note, a move is dependent on space availability and left to the discretion of the Resident Director. We ask that no moves happen during the first two weeks of classes.
Your First Week
Mandatory Hall/Apartment Meetings
Along with getting settled into your home on campus, every residence hall and apartment has their own Mandatory All-Hall Meeting to kick off the new year. These meetings provide a personal setting for you to connect with other students in your area as well as with the Residence Life staff members. The agenda for these meeting is to 1). Welcome you to OC; 2). Ensure you feel at home and know who to contact should you have an issue; 3). Review Residence Hall or Apartment rules and regulations; and 4). Inform you of upcoming events and housing highlights. Your Residence Life staff will communicate times and locations for meetings during the first week of school.
Living on campus provides a unique opportunity to be an active and responsible member of the OC community. As a resident, you are afforded certain rights and privileges. At the same time, you are expected to abide by community standards. The Student Handbook has established policies and procedures that help maintain a high standard of living. Whether you are new, or need a re-fresh, during your first week is a great time to look over the Student Handbook.
On Campus Job Search
Arriving on campus provides you with many opportunities, including finding the right job on campus.
First Day of Classes
First day of classes begins on Sunday, January 7th.
Review the calendar for all OC events throughout the year.