Step 2 – Choosing a Roommate

Choosing a Roommate(s) or Signing Up as a Group of 1

Below you will find the directions for logging into the Housing Portal and our step by step guide to filling out your Housing Application.

  • Access the Housing Portal → here
  • Access the Housing Application / Roommate Choosing guide → here
  1. First, find roommates!
    Make sure that your roommates have met all the eligibility requirements to sign up for room selection (see step 1).  Anyone not meeting the requirements is NOT able to sign up for a room. If your Housing Application form lists them as a member of your room/group, that will definitely have an effect on your ability to get the room of your choice.
  2. ALL roommates must fill out the Housing Application.
    Follow the step by step guide that can be found here. Once you decide on your roommates you will request them through the Online Housing Portal. To request a roommate they must have already filled out the Housing Application or you will not see them and will not be able to request them. If you can’t find them, contact them and ask them to fill out the Housing Application. The Housing Application will be available beginning on Monday, January 25th, 2021, and must be completed no later than, Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 4 PM.
  3. Next, match your roommates!
    You must match your roommates by Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 4 PM. Your roommate group must be fully matched. Follow the step by step guide (available here) or at the Residence Life Office. Failure to have a fully matched group of roommates will result in you not receiving the roommates of your choice.
  4. Where would you like to live? 
    All of our buildings have are unique and not everyone will get their first choice during Room Selection. Keep this in mind and have a back-up plan. See Step 3 – Finding a Room for all options of residence halls.
  5. At the Room Selection timeframe, to reserve a suite or room of more than two, you must have the appropriate number of people to fill that unit.
    Example: A roommate group going into a quad suite in Kuppenheimer Hall must have four people in the group. You must fill the entire space. This means three students would not be eligible to reserve a quad (four person room) in Kuppenheimer Hall. A single student (Group of 1) would be allowed to pick a traditional double room, or would need to fill the second space in a double.
  6. What if you don’t have enough people to fill your desired space?
    If you do you not have enough people to fill your desired space for housing, u
    se The Housing Portal advanced find to seek out roommates using your personal preferences. Try not to pick too many preferences, remember no one will be a perfect match! Remember all roommates must be fully matched on The Online Housing Portal by Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 4 PM.

 Special Circumstances

Please note anyone who is in a specific room based on medical accommodations must complete the Housing Accommodation Request Form to receive those accommodations EACH year. This form can be found here and on the Room Selection main page. These requests should be completed and given to the Office of Student Life in Fels 301 prior to Wednesday, March 17th, 2021. 

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