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Room & Roommate Assignments

The first step for many students in ensuring a healthy relationship with their roommate comes before mooov-in: the room and roommate assignment process.


Selecting a Roommate

Students are able to select a preferred roommate, or they can opt o be matched to a roommate by DHFS.

Roughly half of the students living on campus select a preferred roommate.

  • Students are provided the opportunity to utilize the Roommate Profiler, a roommate matching system that asks questions about daily habits, likes/dislikes, etc., to identify and initiate contact with potential roommates.
  • Select a preferred roommate on your My Housing page. You will need your preferred roommate's UT EID. The request MUST BE MUTUAL to ensure that the assignment system works properly. Make sure that each of you have listed each other as your preferred roommate.

Students who do not select a preferred roommate will be matched by DHFS.

  • DHFS will match roommates together by looking at age, classification and major.
  • Lifestyle, culture, or other personal information is neither requested nor used to make roommate assignments.
  • DHFS cannot access any information from the Roommate Profiler, and it is not used by DHFS when matching roommates. The Roommate Profiler can only be used by students.


After the Assignment

Official room and roommate assignments begin going out to incoming freshmen in mid-July. Once you receive your assignment, you will have your new roommate's contact info.

Start talking now. Find out what items you are planning on bringing to the room, what your new schedule looks like, etc. The more you can talk before you move in, the more prepared you will be once you start unpacking all of your belongings and setting up the room.

Some helpful things to talk about before Mooov-In are:

  • Who is bringing the TV or other large items for the room?
  • When are you planning to check-in?
  • What is your class schedule going to be like?
  • Are you a night owl? Morning person?




DHFS Room and Roommate Processes: Placement, Mediation, and Transfer
Room & Roommate Assignments
Roommate Agreements
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-The Student Role
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-The Parent/Guardian Role
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-DHFS Residence Life Staff Role
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-If All Else Fails...







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