Students have the ability to indicate their bed space preferences during the online application process. Room assignments are made after the total applications received by the University equal the total number of bed spaces available in On-Campus Housing. Assignments are typically made during the Spring Semester preceding Fall Semester. Bed spaces are available on a first come first serve basis, and assignments are based on several factors (e.g., application submittal date, roommate groups, occupancy availability, etc.). Applicants are notified via the applicants’ University-assigned Dmail email address a week in advance of the commencement of the assignment process; this allows applicants an opportunity to return to the application portal to search for roommates (if needed/desired). Applicants are notified via email once the assignment process is complete.
Students may search for, message, and accept roommates as part of the online application. Students who have not selected a roommate by the time room assignments are made will be assigned a roommate(s) based on compatibility (e.g., responses to the Lifestyle Questions on the application) and availability. On-Campus Housing cannot guarantee that every roommate situation will be perfect. Roommates are encouraged to work together to establish mutually accepted expectations, and to develop good communication so that “bumps in the road” don’t develop into significant issues. If roommates do not get along, they should seek the help of a Resident Assistant or Resident Manager to guide them toward resolution. If a resolution cannot be attained, students are allowed to change room assignments based on availability.