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Roommate Information

When you live on campus, it's likely you will have at least one roommate as the majority of our living options are traditional double occupancy rooms. The roommate request process is open for new students March 1 - May 1. 

This is an optional process. Don't stress if you don't have someone to request as a roommate. Most of our students do not go through this process and get a random roommate during the room selection process. If you do get a random roommate, you'll have time to share info and get to known them before school starts. 

If you would like to try and find someone to live with, there are a few ways you can meet other students:
  • Join the FB Group for New Students or Transfer Students. Here you can introduce yourself and share your social with other students. Even if you don't find a roommate, it's a great way to start meeting your fellow Warriors! 
  • Fill out the lifestyle questions in your housing portal during the roommate request process ( March 1 - May 1). Here you will list preferences related to cleanliness, visitors, studying, and smoking. 
  • Introduce yourself when visiting campus for ChooseWSU or a Registration Day.
  • Your coach might suggest you live with a teammate or another student athlete. 

Students who want to live together must have a completed housing application (signed housing agreement and submit the $250 pre-payment) in order to do a roommate request. 

Roommate groups for new incoming students are a maximum of two students per group (you and one friend).

How to Request a Roommate

Between March 1 and May 1, follow the steps below to request a roommate. 
  1. Login to your Housing Portal with your StarID and Password
  2. Click into your Housing Application 
  3. If the process is open and you are eligible to do a roommate request, you will see the roommate pages in your application. 
  4. Read through the Roommate Request Info page and follow the steps 

Verify Your Roommate Group 

You will need to verify your roommate group in your Housing Portal by May 1. If you do not complete this step by May 1, you and your roommate will not get to select a room together. 

Room Selection 

  • All students in a verified roommate group by May 1 will get to pick a room together during the room selection process in May. 
  • You and your roommate will be assigned the same room selection time slot for May 16 or 17. Your time slot is based on the average of the contract signed dates by you and your roommate.
  • Room selection information will be sent via email after May 8. 
If you did not request a roommate by May 1, you will go through room selection as an individual or be assigned a roommate if the room selection process has closed. Once you select your room, you will be able to view your roommate information. We encourage you to contact your new roommate before arriving to campus to communicate about who will be bringing which items or just to get to know each other.

Pro Tip: Meet your new roomie in person or video chat. You'll make a better connection than if you just text, send snaps or check out their social profiles. 

Roommate assignments show up in the housing portal immediately after they've been assigned. We continue to assign roommates May - August, so be sure to check your housing portal to see if you've been assigned a roommate.

Room change requests can be a result of many things, including wanting a different residence hall or room type, moving in with a friend, or possibly a roommate conflict. No matter the situation, know that the room change process can take some time depending on how many requests are received and what spaces are available.

Summer Room Change Process

Prior to the start of Fall Semester, a room change request process will be available June 1 - July 15 in your Housing Portal. The last day to submit a request will be July 15. Will will not make any room changes after August 1. This allows staff time to prepare the halls and rooms for opening. If we are not able to accommodate room change requests before school starts, we will notify the student via email.

Important Considerations

  • Students with a roommate preference should ensure BOTH students submit a room change request and indicate their roommate preference in the request. 
  • If we are able to honor a room change request, we will make the change and notify the student via email. 
  • On the room change request form, only indicate room options you are willing to change to. 
  • Keep in mind that different room types have different room rates
  • There is no going back to an old room assignment once a change has been made.
  • There is no guarantee we will be able to make the change prior to the start of school.
  • If we can accommodate to your request, you will be notified via email and your information will be updated on your Housing Portal. 

Room Change Requests After You've Moved In

There are a few weeks around the start of each semester where room changes are not processed to ensure all students have arrived and items such as mail, keys, etc are ready to start a new term. 

Room change requests will be accepted in the Housing Portal about two weeks into each semester. At that time requests are reviewed by the Area Coordinator/Hall Director and accommodated as space allows. 

Room Change Request Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year
  • Fall Semester: September 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023 
  • Spring Semester: January 22, 2024 - April 14, 2024