Tips for requesting and matching with roommate(s):

  • You may only request roommates with a completed housing application for Fall 2024 – Spring 2025.
  • Roommate requests expire in two days and by February 14th, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Roommate groups may be groups of 2,3 or 4 students.
  • Search for roommate(s) by their Z#, if they do not display in the search results check the following:
    • They did not complete a housing application.
    • They did not opt in to be part of the roommate search results.
    • Your answers to Gender Inclusive housing do not match.
  • Check your FAU email frequently for roommate requests and changes.
  • Housing and Residential Education does not cancel or change student roommate requests. The roommate selection and matching process is managed by students through the roommate selection process.  
  • Students accept or decline roommate requests through the Housing Portal, click on the 2024 – 2025 Academic Year application and go to Roommate Selection. 

What is a group leader? 

  • The student who starts the roommate group will become the group leader.
  • They are responsible for managing the roommate requests (accepting or declining requests). And they are responsible for sending out roommate requests and making sure the roommate group is completed by February 14th at 5:00 p.m.
  • If you know who you will request as roommate(s), decide in advance who will be the roommate group leader.  
  • You may only have one group leader and they should enter the Z# and select “Send Roommate Request” to each roommate(s).  

General Roommate FAQ’s

  • I completed a housing application but I am unable to find the person I would like to request as a roommate.
    • Talk to this person that you are trying to request to make sure that person completed a housing application for 2024-2025. They must have a completed housing application.
    • Make sure they have the same answer to Gender Inclusive Housing on the General Questions page of the housing application.
    • Make sure they have checked the box to participate in roommate matching on the Lifestyle Questions page of the housing application. 
  • Do I have to request a roommate or accept a roommate request? No, you do not have to request a roommate.  If you receive a roommate request you may decline the roommate request or allow the request to expire. If you do not decline the roommate request, all roommate requests expire within 2 days. 
  • If my roommates that I matched with cancel, can I request a new roommate after the housing renewal process is over? Unfortunately, you may not add or change roommates’ requests after 5:00 p.m. on February 14th.
  • How can I request an incoming new FAU student as my roommate? Students participating in the housing renewal process are only able to request roommates who are current residents that have completed a 2024 -2025 academic year housing application.