Single rooms are not available to freshmen students unless it for a medical accommodation. Students requiring medical accommodations should apply through the Office of Disability Services/Academic Support.
The Office of Residence Life seeks to match students based on the list of questions answered on the housing preference form, including sleep and study habits, and major and academic college. The staff carefully matches students based on their similarities to ensure success in academics, social settings and residential living. Students will be able to find out their roommate information at the end of July via the myNU portal, where they will be able to log in and obtain contact information for their roommate and their residence hall placement.
- Be clear from the beginning. Talk about your quirks as soon as you can (so you can avoid blowing up about them later!).
- Address issues before they get out of hand. Most of the time your roommate may not even be aware that she/he is doing something that annoys you.
- Respect your roommate’s stuff. Ask before you borrow, use, or take anything.
- Be careful of who you bring into your room – and how often. Your study habits may be different. Your roommate may love quiet while you enjoy crowds. Discuss alternating when someone gets the room for studying if your preferences differ.
- Along those lines, decide if overnight guests are allowed and, if so, how often. Try not to make your roommate uncomfortable with unwelcome guests.
- Lock the door and windows. This is BIG. Theft can occur on campus. Keep safe and lock your room when no one is there and at night when you are asleep.
- Be friendly – without expecting to be best friends. You do not have to be best friends with your roommate. It’s awesome if it happens, but, if not, that is okay, too. Just stay friendly with each other and you’ll be fine!
- Room change requests are not granted except for emergency purposes, beginning with the time assignments are sent through the second week of classes. You should take the time to get to know your roommate and discuss the things that are important to you. When you arrive on campus, you and your roommate will be asked to complete a roommate agreement by your community advisor. It is imperative to complete this agreement.
- While students may request a change of building assignment, these requests cannot be guaranteed. If we can make a change prior to arrival, you will be notified.
- During the school year, students who are interested in a room change should discuss this option with their community advisor or residence director. There are limited opportunities for room changes, particularly in the first-year residence halls. If your request is due to a roommate conflict, mediation will be the first step with your CA or RD.