How to Sign Up for Housing

  1. Complete your PSU admission application.  You must be admitted to PSU to sign up for housing.
  2. Create an ODIN username and password.  This is your PSU account and login.  This will take 24 hours for activation.
  3. Submit your housing contract.  Submit your contract as soon as possible. Assignments are made in the order contracts are received. Contracts are available for the academic year (fall, winter, and spring) and summer.  
  4. Accept your assignment.  Assignments for the academic year (fall, winter, spring) begin each year in April for transfer students and May for first year students.  Summer assignments begin each year in May.  Be sure to check your email each day to accept your room assignment.

The 2020-2021 housing priority deadline for new, incoming students is June 1st, 2020.  Students who apply by this date and are open to any room type will be guaranteed housing.

How it works

We accept contracts on a rolling basis and will continue to accept contracts even after our priority deadline. Because assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve system, and we strongly encourage students to complete a Housing Contract as soon as possible. You may log back into the Housing Portal at any time to view your contract status, room assignment, preferred roommate information, and can change your room preferences up until you receive a room assignment. 

Contract Fees for 2020-21 

Housing Contract fees for 2020-21 consist of a $50 non-refundable application fee and a $140 Spring Prepayment that will reduce your Spring Housing charges by $140. The Spring Prepayment is refundable on cancellations through June 1st, 2020. Online payment of the application fee is required in the Housing Contract, unless you qualify for a deferral.  The full contract terms and conditions may be found on our Policy & Forms page.  

Application Fee Deferrals

Students who are Pell eligible or a scholarship athlete may choose to defer their Housing Contract fees to their PSU student account. This does not waive the fees but instead applies the Contract fees to the student account to be paid at a later time. Students who qualify for a deferral may choose this option when completing the Contract.


For any questions regarding the Housing Contract, please contact us at or (503) 725-4375.