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Get Ready!

Get Ready!

Get the Fall courses you want by following these steps.


 STEP ONE: Get your account in order

If you have a hold on your account, you won’t be able to register for classes.

How do I check to see if I have any holds?

  1. Login to your OASIS account (contact the Help Desk if you’ve forgotten your password)
  2. Select “OASIS for Students”
  3. Select “New! Student Planning – View, Plan, and Register”, then click on the “Go to Plan & Schedule” button on the right side of the screen
  4. You will receive a notification pop-up from the upper-right corner of your screen for any holds you may have. You can see some details about your hold in that pop-up.
  5. For complete details about that hold, you should go to the “Notifications” section of your account by clicking on the home icon on the left-side menu.

I don’t know why I have this hold. What do I do?

  • Contact the office that has added the hold to your account. The details on what to do to resolve that particular hold can be found in the “Notifications” section of your account when you click on the home icon on the left-side menu.

I resolved my hold. How long will it take to update?

It varies from office to office. Please ask this question when you contact that office to get the hold removed.

I set up a payment plan. Do I need to worry?

Are you current on your plan? (This means you’ve made all your payments in full to date.)
Yes. Then you’re all set. Just remember to make your final installments on schedule.
No. Then follow the steps below because you have an Outstanding Balance hold on your account.

I have an Outstanding Balance hold. A staff member in the Hub told me that I have a balance from Spring 2020. How much is it?

You can view your bill electronically anytime by going to Oasis and logging into your Student Account Center.

Play the tutorial below to see how to view your bill in OASIS:
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I have logged in and see the amount on the first page for how much I owe. Where do I pay?

If you’re paying with cash, you must come pay in the Hub located on the ground floor of Lupton Hall.

If you’re paying with a check or card, follow these steps:

  • Visit to make a one-time payment online.
  • On the next screen you can choose either “Payment Plan” or “One-Time Payment”. YOU MUST SELECT “ONE-TIME PAYMENT”. Payment plans are no longer available for the Fall 2019 semester. (But it’s a good screen to know since you will use it to set up your Spring payment plan.)
  • Okay, I’ve selected “One-Time Payment”. Now what do I do?
    • If you’re paying with a check, select “E-Check” from beneath “Payment Options”. Enter the information accordingly. Hint: Make sure you know the account number and routing number. Press “Submit” and confirm. You’re done! Please note: It can take 3-4 business days for a check payment to be processed. Your hold will not be lifted until Oglethorpe University receives payment from your bank.
    • If you’re paying with a credit or debit card, select the appropriate option beneath “Payment Options”. Enter your card information in the boxes that appear. Please note there is a 2.99% convenience fee added to your statement for using your card. Even if you come and pay in the Hub with a credit card, you will be charged this convenience fee. If you agree to it, then select “submit” and confirm the payment. You’re done!
  • If you intend to satisfy your balance by securing a loan, Enrollment Services will need to verify the loan has been approved before it can be added to your account. If the loan has been approved for an amount that will completely satisfy your remaining balance, Enrollment Services can lift your associated hold.

Every student must have recently-submitted emergency contact information on file with the University to be eligible to register.


Where do I submit my emergency contact information?

  1. Log into OASIS.
  2. Select “OASIS for Students”
  3. Select “Update Emergency Contact Information” in the first menu called “OASIS for Students.” A new window/tab will open for this information.
  4. You may need to log in again with your user name and password.
  5. Under “Emergency Contacts”, you will see any you have previously entered, or you can click on the “+” icon and add a new contact.
  6. If you add a new contact, add the fields as requested. Make sure to include all phone numbers. We need to know how to contact this person quickly if you are in an emergency on campus.
  7. When finished, click the “Add Contact” button at the bottom.
  8. The contact will immediately display on the screen. You can add another contact, edit this new contact you just created, or delete the new contact using the menu options.
  9. Add as many emergency contacts as you want to enter.
  10. You can also enter information about your hospital preference, insurance information, etc., but please know this information is not required to have on file to allow registration. You must have emergency contact information and phone numbers for those contacts on file to be eligible to register.
  11. When you have finished entering your contacts, click on the “Confirm” button near the top of the page.
  12. You can close this window/tab at any point and will still be logged into your OASIS account in the initial window you had open.

I’ve already submitted emergency contact information – what do I need to do?

You must confirm your emergency contact information is still accurate at least every 6 months.

  1. Log into OASIS.
  2. Select “OASIS for Students.”
  3. Select “Update Emergency Contact Information” in the first menu called “OASIS for Students”. A new window/tab will open for this information.
  4. You may need to log in again with your user name and password.
  5. Under “Emergency Contacts”, you will see any people you have already properly entered into the system. Verify that information is still accurate by clicking on the “Confirm” button near the top of the screen. If it isn’t still accurate, edit your contacts as needed and then click on the “Confirm” button near the top of the screen.

pencil icon STEP TWO: Get registered for classes

How do I see when I am eligible to register for classes?

You will get an email to your OU email from the HUB with your registration date.

Registration is based on earned hours and does not include hours you are currently taking.

Registration dates are established based on the earned credits on your record at the beginning of the current semester.

Once registration dates are established, you can see your specific registration date within Student Planning by moving to the appropriate term in the “Schedule” subsection


Students must have all holds resolved and removed from their account to register when their registration period begins.

How do I see My Progress (degree audit)?

  1. Log into OASIS
  2. Select “OASIS for Students”
  3. You should see all of your current program requirements, including which requirements you have satisfied and which are still outstanding.

What if My Progress is showing the wrong major?

You need to formally update your major. You can do that through this online form.

You can still view other programs by clicking on the “View a New Program” button on the top of your My Progress page and selecting the major you want to see. Doing this will let you see the requirements in that major and how your courses have satisfied those requirements.

Why doesn’t My Progress show my minor?

It may not be formally declared on your record. If the minor requirements are not displaying on your My Progress, you should formally declare the minor by filling out the Change of Major/Minor form online.

How do I know who my academic advisor is?

All students are assigned to an advisor based on their academic program of study. You can view your advisor online in your OASIS Student Account.

  • Watch a short video of how to view your advisor
  • Read step-by-step instructions on how to view your advisor
  • Instructions on how to email your advisor

Note: First-year traditional undergraduate students will be a part of Compass Advising and will be assigned a Compass Advisor for the duration of their first year at Oglethorpe.

What if the advisor listed isn’t correct?

OASIS lists what is officially on your record. If you think the advisor is inaccurate, you can submit a Change of Advisor request via this online form. 

Show-up to your advising appointment prepared. 

What does that mean?

  1. You have already looked at your My Progress.
  2. You have started making a plan in Student Planning for the upcoming semester (and hopefully beyond) that might make sense.
  3. You have considered questions about your degree program and sequencing all of the required courses so you can graduate when you want.
  4. You are willing to work with your advisor on back-up plans for courses in case your original plan isn’t realistic or seats in the courses you originally wanted are gone when you can register.
  5. You have thought about potential summer courses you may take here or at home for transient credit. You will need approval from your advisor for any transient courses.

In general terms, the best way to be prepared for your advising appointment is to have worked on building out your plan in Student Planning so you can review it with your advisor.

house STEP THREE: Get your housing set up

If you want to participate in on-campus housing selection, you must declare your intent by April 13.
All students must declare their housing intent for the fall semester by May 1.

Here is what we do need:

  1. I am currently living on-campus
  •  You’re good to go! You don’t need to do anything to keep your housing situation the same for the spring semester.

2. I need to secure on-campus housing for the spring 2021 semester

  • You need to apply for housing. Log into eRezLife to make your housing selections. Applications for spring 2021 open on October 16.


Even if you intend to request an exemption from the on-campus residency requirement, live in Gables Brookhaven, or have completed your residency requirement, we still need to know your housing situation for the fall semester. Please know that students living at Gables Brookhaven to fulfill their residency requirement are required to purchase the Gables Meal Plan.

Exemptions do not roll over from past years. You must request an exemption every year.

In order to be eligible for housing selection, you must have completed all previous requirements on this page and be registered for classes for Fall 2020. Intent must be declared in order to participate in on-campus housing selection.

If you have been selected to live in Greek housing for Fall 2020, you should complete the Housing Intent form but you do not need to participate in room selection. Your chapter will coordinate with us and you will receive a room assignment from Residence Life.

Sign in to eRezLife

All housing forms and housing selection are housed in eRezLife.

To submit your Housing Intent form, go to and sign in. Please note you should use your OU email in the email field and the password you created when first using eRezLife. If you have forgotten your password, please click the “Forgot my password” link on the login page. You will receive an email to reset your password at your OU email. You can also find the link on Oglethorpe’s Residence Life Page.

Declare Your Intent

Once logged into eRezLife, select “Apply for Housing” at the top, middle of the page. Click on the application labeled “Fall 2020 (Housing Intent)” and indicate your plans for residency by choosing the option to live on campus, live in Gables Brookhaven, request an exemption, or live off-campus due to completion of the residency requirement, and complete any supplemental information.

Exemption Note: If you are requesting an exemption from the live on-campus requirement you must also complete the Exemption Form listed under the application options. Students who may be exempt from the residency requirement include those who are 22 or older, married, or live with a parent/guardian within 25 miles.

Gables Note: If you plan to live at Gables Brookhaven, Residence Life will require proof of your residence (i.e. a lease) no later than July 15th. Failure to provide proof of residence by then will result in an automatic, on-campus housing placement wherever space permits.

Save the forms and you’re done!

You will receive an email from Residence Life with your housing selection time or exemption approval at a later time.

Create roommate groups

In order to pull room/suitemates into your space during selection, you must create a roommate group with them in eRezLife. You can do this at any point before selecting a room via the “Roommate groups” page in eRezLife. We recommend doing this well before your selection time. You simply will search for your friends using their email address. You can make groups of 2,3, or 4 people (including yourself). Membership in a roommate group must be mutual. A requested roommate must accept membership in the group on their “Roommate groups” page in eRezLife.

Doing this in advance will save you time when selecting a room. During your selection period, you will browse open spaces and be able to pull in your roommates after selecting a bed. Please note that if your roommate group is larger than the number of available beds in a suite, you will need to create a new roommate group that would fit the space.

Preview rooms and favorite spaces you know you want:

Starting mid-day on April 14, you will be able to preview rooms available for selection on the “Housing overview” page in eReLife. You can search through buildings to see what rooms/beds are available. In order to save time during your selection time slot, we recommend that you “favorite” the rooms you’re most interested in by clicking the gold star to the right of the room listing. When coming in to make your selection during your assigned time, you can quickly choose to view your “favorites” and choose to reserve them.

If you have declared your housing intent by April 13 and registered for a full-time course load (12+ credit hours) you will be eligible to participate in housing selection. Housing selection will be open April 14-15. If you are eligible, you’ll receive an email with the assigned time within that period that you may log in to eRezLife and select your housing. More information will be sent out regarding how to select your space and roommates before selection.

Housing selection times are based on cumulative credit hours for students registered for 12+ credit hours in the fall semester:

  • April 14, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Students with 96 or more credit hours may select rooms.
  • April 14, 9 p.m. – 11: 59 p.m.: Students with 64 or more credit hours may select rooms.
  • April 15, 8 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.: Students with fewer than 64 credit hours may select rooms.

For more information, please contact Residence Life at

After your lottery time passes, you will still be able to log in to eRezLife to select housing through May 1.

If you were not eligible for housing selection April 14-15, you may select your housing April 17 – May 1.

Housing selection will close on May 1.

Students who have not selected their housing by this date will need to request placement from Residence Life. All students who have not completed their 3-year residency requirement or been approved for an exemption for Fall 2020 will be placed and charged for room and board.

Bad idea!

You will not slip through the cracks unnoticed if you don’t declare your housing. If you have not fulfilled your 3-year on-campus housing requirement, all you’re doing by not going thought the housing selection process is ensuring you will get last choice of housing.

Follow the steps above you make sure you’re happy with your fall living arrangements.

Can I pull in my friends to room with me?

Yes! As long as they are eligible for selection. You can pull up to three people depending on which suite you select.

In order to pull in roommates, you must create a “roommate group” before selection. You do this by going to the “Roommate groups” page in eRezLife and searching for your friends using their email address. Once they are requested for the group, they must go in and select the group as their preference on their “Roommate groups” page.

When selecting your space, you will be able to “pull in” all of your preferred roommates/suitemates. This means up to three people depending on which suite you select. To pull someone in, they MUST be eligible for housing, though they can be a different class status. For example, if Student A has registered for 12+ credits by April 13 but Student B hasn’t,  Student A will not be able to pull Student B into a space on April 14 – this will be noted when attempting to select the student.

How much does housing cost?
Visit the HUB website to see all tuition and fees for 2020-2021, including room and board. If you choose a double space but the other bed is not filled, you will be asked to consolidate rooms with other residents or you will be charged the single room rate for the space. Please be sure to request a roommate!

Do I have to complete an application before selecting my room?
The Housing Intent form is our version of an application. As long as you complete that (and register for classes) you will be able to select your room. Both registration and the intent form should be completed by April 15 in order to eligible for housing.

I submitted the intent form. Why don’t I see a countdown to my lottery time?
Countdowns and specific time assignments will come out mid-day on April 14. Check back then! As long as you have submitted your form and registered for a full class load, you will be eligible for the first phase of selection.

Why doesn’t the room I want to have a “reserve” button?
You will only be able to reserve rooms that have not been already selected and match any pre-determined gender/accessibility settings.

How long will my requested roommate have to accept? How will they accept?
You will request roommates by creating a roommate group in eRezLife. You will need their OU email to search for them. They will be alerted and simply must login and indicate they want to join the group under their “My Roommate Groups” page before room selection. The request does not expire.

How long will my requested roommate have to accept? How will they accept?
Once a student is requested as a room/suitemate, they will be notified via email. When they log in to Simple Campus Housing, they will see their request on the left side of the page and can choose to accept or deny. Students will have 12 hours to accept the roommate request. If not accepted within 12 hours, the space will reopen for other students to select.

Are there other students selecting rooms at the same time as me?
Yes, small groups of students are allowed in the system to select simultaneously. Everything happens in real-time, so you are always seeing exactly which rooms are available.

Congratulations! You’re all set for the spring semester. Woo hoo!

We’re happy to help!

Billing, registration and account hold questions: contact the Hub for Enrollment Services.

Housing questions: contact Residence Life.