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Roommate Matching

On-Campus Housing

One of the questions that we are asked most frequently is, "How do you match me up with a roommate?"

The room assignments process is a very personal and intentional process. Many students request their own roommates using the roommate search functionality within the housing contract.

For students who do not select their own roommate, we set up rules within our roommate matching program using the responses from the lifestyle questions in the housing contract to match roommates. Other factors — such as academic college — are used as well.

Our goal is to maximize the potential for successful roommate relationships, and we strive to assign students to the best available assignment based on space availability and building and room type preferences.

Note: Residence Life does not, and will not, discriminate in any way in regard to roommate matching (race, religion, sexual preference, etc.)

Get your contract in before the May 1 deadline — After May 1, there is no guarantee that we will be able to assign you with your requested roommate, even if you both request each other.