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Roommate FAQs

Requesting a Roommate

Students who have signed matching contracts can request to be roommates June 1 - July 15 in the Housing Service Center.

All students requesting each other must have the same building, room type, and RBLC listed on their contract in order to request each other.  If the contracts do not list the same terms there is no option to be roomed together. 

To add or remove a roommate, you will need to log onto the Housing Service Center and under your signed contract there will be a link to update roommate preferences.  When adding a roommate request you will need their University ID Number and they have to have signed their housing contract.  To remove a roommate request you will just delete the university ID number.  If all applicants have listed each other on their request you will see “confirmed” listed next to their name.  

Confirmed means that all students have logged in and requested each other, however, this still is not a guarantee of placement with a specific person.

This means one of the following:

  • Your requested roommate has not requested you,
  • Your requested roommate has not completed their contract,
  • Or your requested roommate has entered your ID number incorrectly.
If this says unconfirmed, we can not place you with your requested roommate.  Please contact your requested roommate and have them check their account.

Roommate information will be sent out along with move in information starting in early August.  Students who are moving in early for programs or orientation will receive their emails first and then we will work on students who are moving in for Fall.  

Because University Tower is made up of double and triple rooms that are randomly assigned, you may have two roommates, even if you have only requested one.  Requesting only one roommate will not result in automatic placement in a double.  

Random Roommate Assignments

Roommate assignments are done at random and are based on facility, roomtype, and RBLC signed for as well as age, gender identity and biological sex.  

Roommate information will be sent out along with move in information starting in early August.  Students who are moving in early for programs or orientation will receive their emails first and then we will work on students who are moving in for Fall Move In.  

Although it is not required to request a roommate, some students do meet through orientation in June or on the building specific Facebook page that is designated for anyone who will be living in that facility.  Housing and Residence Life does not facilitate any roommate matching prior to move in, but our staff does have an extensive roommate satisfaction program for all residents once you move.  This program assists in setting agreements, managing disputes, and building a better relationship with your roommate whether you knew them before or not. 

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