How do I find a roommate?

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Here at CSU we want your on-campus housing experience to go as smoothly as possible. As you contemplate what type of roommate would suit you best, use our tips and tools below to find a great roomie.

Finding and selecting your roommate

Meeting a potential roommate can happen in a variety of ways. Here at CSU, we offer a couple of official methods of finding and selecting roommates.

#1: Lifestyle questionnaire

When filling out your housing application you’ll notice a lifestyle questionnaire section. This questionnaire will help us place you with a compatible roommate if you do not use our roommate-matching app called RoomSync.

Simply fill out the questionnaire, and Housing & Dining Services staff will use the information to match you to a roommate in the same hall who has similar preferences. CSU assigns roommates a few weeks prior to move-in to give you as much time as possible to find a compatible roommate yourself. You can expect your roommate assignment in late summer for fall assignments and in early January for the spring.

#2: Roomsync

Roomsync is the official CSU roommate matching app and is available from late spring to summer each year. The app allows you to match and chat with other admitted students in the same hall or Residential Learning Community who also are looking for a roommate. An invitation to join Roomsync will be emailed to you a few days after you receive your housing assignment.

#3: Other ways to connect

Know someone you want to room with? Some future Rams meet their roommates simply by making connections online or face to face. Meet classmates at an admitted student event, on social media platforms, or by using the Admitted Rams Community to help you make connections before your first day. Please keep in mind that even if you know someone outside of RoomSync, you must request them as a roommate within RoomSync.

Jill Baylis

Jill was a staff member in the Office of Admissions until 2019 when she moved to Denver. As a first-generation college student, she focused on simplifying the college admissions process and helping future Rams find community on campus.