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Introducing our new eRezLife Housing Portal!

The new eRezLife housing portal offers a way for residents to manage meal plans, pick and form roommate groups, easy online application and renewal process, information about on-campus events and hall programs, and much much more! Click here to explore the new eRezLife!

How do I access eRezLife?

To log in to your eRezLife account you will use the same username and password as your self-service.

NEW RANGERS - You will not be able to access the housing portal until you have enrolled in classes and setup your self-service account. Once you have access to self-service it may take 24-48 hours for your eRezLife account to be generated.

I am having trouble accessing eRezLife:

If you are unsure about this information or need help please visit our student account access page to troubleshoot or get into contact with IT.


Assignment Information:

Housing assignments will be e-mailed to residents who have completed their applications and paid their deposits in late June or early July for the Fall semesters and December for new residents in the Spring semester. Residents should check their NWOSU Student e-mail accounts for communication regarding their university housing. If you are unsure how to access your student e-mail account please see our e-mail access page for log-in instructions and contact information for assistance.

Students may also view their housing assignments as well as roommate and suitemate information by logging into our eRezLife housing portal. 


I didn't get the room type, room, roommate, or suitemate I requested:

Requests are not a guarantee. Housing personnel will consider all applications and requests for housing with great care to pair students who are thought to be most compatible as roommates and suitemates. They also consider which residence hall will be better suited for each student to create strong and well-balanced communities. This process allows students to live within an environment of wide-ranging personalities, interests, and cultures.

If you need to request to change rooms, roommates, suite, or your residence hall you may request to do so through your Hall Supervisor. Your Hall Supervisor will consider the requests for changes in room assignments and notify you if the change has been granted. 

Private Rooms: Private rooms are granted based on availability, seniority, and date of application and deposit submission. Generally, freshmen will have a roommate.

Freshman Residency Requirement:

All first-time freshmen must live in university housing to fulfill the Freshman Residency Requirement or must apply for an exemption.
Click here for the freshman exemption form.

Termination of Contract/Moving Out:

As of August 2022, all housing contracts are for the full 9-month academic year (August-May). To avoid additional fees or forfeiture of deposit contracts must be canceled by August 1st in writing to the Housing & Residence Life Office or by email from your NWOSU student email account to housing@nwosu.edu (please also note in the email if you wish to continue or cancel your meal plan as well otherwise your meal plan will remain on your account).

Once a resident has checked into university housing (received a key), they are bound to the terms and conditions of their housing contract. Terminating their contract after being checked into university housing will result in a forfeiture of the deposit, and a $400 contract breakage fee. There is no breakage fee for residents who are graduating.

Check-out process:

All residents who checked into university housing are required to check out with housing staff. Housing staff will inspect your room for cleanliness and damages and then collect your key from you in person. DO NOT leave your key at the desk, or with a friend to turn it in for you it is your responsibility to check out with housing staff.





Housing and Residence Life
(580) 327-8418
Ryerson Hall 131

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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