Summer Housing FAQ's

We understand that opportunities arise during the summer to allow a time to get away. However, as long you do not remove your personal belongings, and officially check-out with housing, you will be charged appropriately for summer housing. 

There are a lot of factors that go into summer housing assignments. If we can accommodate, we will get you into your fall housing assignment. 

Students can pay for their summer housing charges either through their student account online or pay cash or check at the cashier's window in the Business Office, located in Heritage Plaza.

If your paycheck or work hours are incorrect, you will either need to contact your supervisor or Susan Stanford (susan.stanford@oc.edu) in our Payroll Department. They will be able to assist you in correcting those discrepancies.

Yes, we understand that last minute plans arise and we are happy to accomodate you. However, due to the limited processing time, a $15 application fee will be added to your summer housing charges. 

Deadline to sign-up for any and all summer sessions is 1 week prior to your designated check-in day. 

If the submission is made after the deadline, you will forfeit the option to personally select a room for the summer and the Residence Life Office will automatically assign you a room. You may not be able to stay in your same apartment and you may not be able to request roommate(s). 

For summer housing payment questions, please contact your Personal Financial Counselor(PFC) in Financial Services.

Financial Services can be reached at 405.425.5190 or financialservices@oc.edu.

Campus Housing closes on Saturday of finals week at 10 am. For those who do not have a summer session 1 reservation will need to move out. For those who have a summer session 1 reservation may stay in their room, packed and ready to go to move on the following Monday. 

No, you may not leave or "store" your belongings in your room or apartment anytime before or after your designated and official stay for summer housing. 

Yes. You will need to talk directly to your Financial Services Counselor. Approval from Financial Services and Residence Life is required before a student's application is processed. 

If you do not have a summer housing assignment, you may not move in belongings early.

Students living on campus during the summer can pay for their summer housing charges either through their student account online or pay cash or check at the cashier's window in the Business Office, located in Heritage Plaza.

Summer housing charges must be paid in full prior to the fall semester. Payment plans can be arranged by discussing your options with your Personal Financial Counselor (PFC).

We do not provide storage anywhere on campus. If your items are not removed when campus housing closes for the spring semester, Residence Life will contact you via email notifying you of the left behind items. You will be given two days to come collect your belongings or be charged appropriatelyIf you do not collect your items, your belongings will be considered abandoned and they will be removed from your apartment and donated or thrown away within 60 days. 

Summer Housing Exceptions

If you have applied to stay on-campus for the summer, you can leave your belongings in your assigned summer housing apartment. You will only be able to keep your belongings in your apartment for the sessions you have selected to remain on campus. For example, if you only selected to stay Session #2 and Session #5, you will not be able to keep leaving your belongings in your room for Session #3 and #4, as there could be someone else assigned to that room during those sessions. If you would like to keep your belongings in your assigned summer apartment all summer, you must selected that you would like to stay "All Summer" on the housing application. 

If your belongings are found in your room during a time frame you did not sign up for, Residence Life will contact you via email notifying you of the left behind items. You will be given two days to come collect your belongings or be charged appropriatelyIf you do not collect your items, your belongings will be considered abandoned and they will be removed from your apartment and donated or thrown away within 60 days. 

To qualify for a summer housing reimbursement, two steps must be completed.

  1. You or your supervisor must notify Susan Stanford, in Payroll, that you are working on-campus.
  2. Complete the number of hours worked (28+ hours a week) to qualify for discounted housing.

If you work an average amount of 28 hours per week, your account will be credited back the 50% discount every two weeks. Please note that you will see your full summer housing cost reflected on your student account the beginning of summer. Each week you qualify for the reimbursement, you will see that discount applied to your student account.

Please note that you will see the full housing change on your account until you have qualified for reimbursement. Once you have qualified for the reimbursement, you will see that discount reflected on your student account. 

The standard discount applied to OC students who work for OC over the summer months is a 50% reduction in their housing costs. For example, if you are paying $150 per week, your housing rate would be reduced to $75 per week if you have met all qualifications.

The Cafeteria, Chick-fil-A and Alfredo's are closed for the summer. However there are multiple food and grocery options that can be found within a mile radius of campus.

Yes, room check will be held bi-weekly just like the fall and spring semesters.