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Apply for a Community on Your Housing Application

Here's a checklist to make sure you have a smooth admission process:

  1. Start your housing application through the ODU Housing Portal.
  2. Within the housing application, select your LLC or TC Preferences (read through options below - you can select up to 2 initially). After your preferences are selected, there are a few essay questions that help us understand your interest in the community and provides an opportunity for you to confirm your commitment to each.
  3. Complete your housing application by paying the application fee and deposit (we cannot consider your application until that is completed).
  4. Your application will then be reviewed by the academic and campus partners that run that community - you will be considered for your first choice; if denied to your first choice, your second choice will be evaluated.
  5. You will be notified via your ODU student e-mail address concerning your application status. Please note that roommate and room style preferences may not be able to be accommodated because of limits on eligibility and availability.
  6. If your preferences change, please contact us at livinglearning@odu.edu.

The priority deadline to apply for all LLCs & TCs for upperclass students is February 28, 2022 and for first-year and transfer students is April 1, 2022. However, applications are processed and accepted until all spaces are filled. Each community has a limit on the number of spaces to join the community, so apply as early as you can! If you decide you would like to be considered for a different community after you have completed your application, please update your preferences page on your housing application, and then email livinglearning@odu.edu or call us at 757-683-5881.

For more information about applying for housing, please see the Housing Application website or contact Housing & Residence Life at 757-683-4283 or housing@odu.edu.