The Office of Residence Life utilizes the information that you provide on your Housing Application to best pair you with an ideal roommate. We recognize, though, that not all roommates will be perfect matches, so we urge you to have conversations with your new roommate(s) to create a suitable living environment for everyone in the room.
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I request a specific roommate?
The Office of Residence Life uses your Application for Student Housing (that came with your Offer of Admission Letter) to assign a compatible roommate. If you have a specific roommate request, both students need to fill out and submit the Roommate Request Form.
How do I get assigned a roommate?
The assignment process matches up students in accordance with biological sex, hobbies, and other requested information. Many other aspects play into the assignment process, such as date of deposit, class standing, and availability of space. As a reminder, room assignments will not be based on a student’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Is it possible to see my specific room prior to moving in?
While we understand that everyone is excited about seeing their new residence hall room, we are unable to show students their specific rooms over the summer. During the summer, a variety of summer camps are housed in the residence halls. Outside of that time, maintenance and cleaning must take place to prepare the halls for your arrival. The Office of Residence Life will do our best to show pictures of the rooms if they are available.
Can I make a room change after I am assigned?
Students are given housing assignments during the summer months. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for room changes after assignments have been made. Throughout the summer the Office of Residence Life is constantly consolidating spaces to allow for the most occupancy to meet demand, and we are, therefore, unable to make changes based on individual requests. However, once the semester has begun after a two-week holding period, students can speak with their current roommates and with their Resident Advisors about the steps to making a room change if, desired. If a room change is needed, residents can fill out the form below. Please note that this should be a last resort and residents are required to have proof of a roommate mediation and roommate agreement on file before room changes are allowed. Residents are permitted one (1) room change per academic year.
Contact Residence Life
Monday - Friday
8AM - 5PM
Student Services Room 224,
2nd floor, Ringhaver Student Center