First-year students will live in one of the seven communities on South Campus. Students are assigned to the various communities at random. As such, students are not asked or able to indicate preferences.
First-year roommates are assigned by the Office of Residence Life and Housing based upon a number of factors that indicate compatibility and common interests. Room and roommate assignments are made without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin, and we do not assign siblings or friends as roommates.
Historically, we have had a low percentage of room change requests from first-year students. This roommate pairing process is reflective of the University’s commitment to helping incoming students get to know individuals different than themselves. As a returning student, you will be able to select your community and choose your own roommate(s).
During the summer, incoming students are expected to complete their Housing Application prior to July 1. As a part of this process, students will:
- Complete their housing application, including acceptance of the Housing Agreement.
- Choose their meal plan.
- Each meal plan consists of Meal Swipes, Old Gold Swipes, and Food Dollars. Choose the one that best matches your lifestyle. For more information on plans and pricing, please visit our meal plans page.
- All residential students are required to have a meal plan. Failure to select one will result in the Base Plan being assigned to the student.