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When you live on campus at Oregon State, you're surrounded by fellow Beavs who will support you, befriend you and inspire you. Some of the most important people alongside you on the journey? Your roommates. Here are some tips to help you understand and navigate the roommate selection process.
For new students applying for housing in the spring for fall term move-in, Oregon State uses an online roommate matching system called My College Roomie. Filling out the online questionnaire in My College Roomie allows you to find potential roommates in the system if you want to choose your own roommate, and will help our staff match you if you do not choose your own roommate.
Once you've filled in the My College Roomie online questionnare, you can search for potential roommates. You can connect with students the system identifies as a potential match, or search on your own.
If you have any questions as you go through this process, please contact us.
We understand the process of looking for a roommate can be challenging, and even a little uncomfortable. We encourage you to embrace this process for all that it represents about your transition to life in college.
The roommate matching process remains open for several weeks, and every day more new Beavs complete their online questionnaire and join the pool of potential roommates. If you don't find a good fit the first time you search, check back in a week and search again. Take your time to find someone who is a good match for you.
If you want to be in Cauthorn Hall, and your potential roommate wants to be in Sackett Hall, that will eventually be a problem. Also, talk through the Living Learning Communities and Special Interest Communities you are interested in with potential roommates. Make sure you are interested in the same communities.
You've found the perfect match. Great! You need to confirm your roommate or roommates in My College Roomie to ensure you are connected in the assignment process. Roommate matches must be mutual -- meaning both parties have confirmed the match in My College Roomie -- in order to be valid.