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Roommate Selection (First Year)

The Roommate Selection Process.

Whether you have someone in mind or you’re ready to meet someone new, the roommate selection process will occur in the Housing Portal. Every new student who lives on campus will fill out a housing application that includes questions about your hobbies and habits that will be used to determine your roommate, if you choose not to select your own.

Roommate Option A

Option A: System-Matched Roommate

About half of our students choose to let the computer do the work! Our software matching tool will pair you with a compatible roommate based on your profile answers.

Roommate Option B

Option B: Self-Selected Roommate

You can connect with potential roommates via an online community. Send messages before sending a roommate request or confirming a received request. If you already picked out your roommate because you know them from school, sports, volunteering, or an Admitted Students Day, you’ll use the same process in the Housing Portal to request each other. 

Using the Roommate Search Features

Search by Detail

If you have the screen name of your desired roommate, you can enter it on the “Search by Detail” page. Enter all known details and click the “Search” button.

Search by Profile

You can search for specific profile items – such as level of cleanliness, personality, or study habits – through the “Search by Profile” page. This will return search results of other students who match your search criteria.

Search by Suggested Roommates

The Housing Portal provides a list of students that most closely match your profile questions. Select this option to see your matches!

Submitting or Accepting Roommate Requests

Requesting a Roommate

You can find the “Request Roommate” option next to students you identify through the roommate search features. PLEASE NOTE: Only one roommate request will be honored.

Accepting Roommate Requests

On the main “Roommate Requests” page, you can see your pending (or accepted) roommate requests. You will also receive an email when you receive a roommate request or a response to your sent roommate request.

Contact Information

Housing and Auxiliary Services
Swanson Hall 136