Your roommate can help define your college experience. Whether it’s an old friend or someone you have just met, having a roommate will give you the chance to learn something new about yourself and about other people. Most students living in the residence hall will have at least one roommate, but may be assigned to a room for 4 students. The residence hall is co-ed by floor. Female students will have female roommates, and male students will have male roommates.
All new applicants? You can request to be in the same room when you submit your housing application! Make sure to apply early, and it’s helpful if everyone applies at the same time. If you want to live with someone new, we will match you with another student. We will even try to match you with a student from another part of the country, or even another part of the world, if you make this request on your application. Matches are based on how you answer lifestyle questions on your application.
Roommates have the option of completing a Roommate Agreement. All first year students are given a Roommate Living Agreement to be completed by all parties in the room. It is intended to provide a basis for roommates to communicate and share living space.
Here are a few suggestions that will make establishing your living agreement easier:
- Be honest.
- Be willing to compromise.
- Know what is reasonable.
- Work on what you can agree upon; then ask your resident assistant (RA) to help mediate, if necessary.
- Set a date to review the agreement and make any necessary revisions to best accommodate all parties.
Know Your Resources
Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders who are located throughout the residence hall to assist in success. RAs are trained to help mediate roommate issues, connect students to resources, provide programming and community development and to ensure safety and sound communities.
The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is a professional staff member who lives in the community and provides daily support and leadership to the RA staff and residential community. The RLC is available during office hours to support student needs and partner with other departments to provide engagement opportunities for students. Also, the RLC provides night time duty coverage to provide after-hours support for emergency situations and is directly connected to resources after business hours.
The cleanliness of the residence hall largely depends on the residents and is critical to maintaining a safe, healthy and secure environment. Individual room cleaning is the responsibility of the resident. A trash room is located in the community for proper disposal of trash and residents can obtain trash bags from the Front Desk.