Housing Options

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Thank you for your interest in housing at Oakland University.

At this time we have reached our Oakland University interest capacity for students enrolled at Oakland Community College. Any student that submits an interest request at this time will be added to our waitlist, and Oakland University will contact individuals in the order interest was received if and when space becomes available. We sincerely appreciate your interest and look forward to providing future opportunities. 


Live at Oakland University, As an OCC Student

Starting Fall of 2024, Oakland University will open their residences to OCC students. Oakland University  (OU) is only five minutes away from OCC’s Auburn Hills campus with additional access to OCC's campuses throughout Oakland County. This is a great option for students looking for a place to live while attending OCC. 

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Why Live on OU’s Campus

You will enjoy the many benefits of living on a university campus:

  • Get to know Oakland University, one of OCC’s top transfer destinations
  • Eat at the campus dining halls
  • Experience university campus life: attend sports games, study at OU Library, hang out at Oakland Center and more
  • Meet peers and make connections
  • Live five minutes away from OCC’s Auburn Hills campus
  • Grow independence in a safe environment with resident assistants on every floor
  • Benefit from Oakland University’s housing amenities such as: free wifi, laundry, parking and even toilet paper!

Get the university feel with affordable community college tuition. 


The Smart Bus route between Oakland University and the OCC Auburn Hills campus is covered by the 790 Pontiac Crosstown. “Eastbound” goes from OU to OCC, so “Westbound” goes from OCC back to OU. There’s also the 492, which connects OU to Oakland Mall, downtown Royal Oak and the new State Fairgrounds bus terminal, where you could take a DDOT transfer to Downtown Detroit/Woodward Corridor.

Smart Bus offers a “plan my trip” feature to map out and plan your route. 

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