On the Online Housing Portal, inside the housing application, students are able to search for other students to potentially become roommates!
Students will have three options on how to search for a roommate:
- By using a person's specific PIN number
- Through seeing others answers to profile questions
- Through seeing suggested students in their same field of study
In the housing application ,students will be prompted to fill out their "roommate profile." The roommate profile asks specific questions pertaining to interests, living habits, preferences, and lifestyle. All students are prompted to fill this out when completing their housing application. Students will then be able to see how others answered the questions to their "roommate profile", including those who answered similarly to them. This will all be directly on the housing portal - the Office of Housing and Residence Life does not sending any communication regarding roommate matches to students.
Students who choose to search for a roommate by the answered profile questions or field of study, they will be able to see a listing of other students who answered similarly to them. It will provide a match percentage, which is based on the way the "Roommate Profile" questions are answered. Students will be able to click on another student's profile, see their name, social media handles, and answers to their roommate profile questions. From there, they can decide if they want to contact the person to get to know them and pursue becoming roommates for the upcoming academic year or not. Students have the option on the housing portal to send the other person a message or they can reach out through the person's provided social media profiles.
Once a student decides who they want to room with, they will need to go through the roommate request process to confirm they will be rooming with one another.