Frequently Asked Questions - Roommate/Room/Hall Assignments
You and a friend can apply to be roommates; otherwise Housing will make roommate assignments randomly. The overwhelming majority of roommate assignments develop into good relationships. Our philosophy is to encourage roommates to work through initial concerns and perceptions of each other rather than expecting a roommate switch.
First-year students are placed throughout most residence halls, except North Quad and Stockwell Hall. Nearly 60% of new students are on North Campus.
Soon after moving in, students can put their names on the waitlist to either change rooms within the same hall or to relocate to another hall. Two students who agree to exchange rooms can also participate in a room swap, provided that University Housing coordinates it.
New student contracts typically include the assigned building and room type only. Specific room number and roommate information is sent in early August.
If you have signed your contract, you need to coordinate a room swap through Housing in order to switch roommates.
Yes, in rare cases, when the incoming first-year class is large.
Yes. We place more than 5,300 new freshman students each year. On average, only about 300 make a room change during the course of the contact period and many of these are because of factors other than a roommate.