Requesting a Specific Roommate

You may request a specific roommate on your application. Your request will be accommodated if:

  • Both residents are of the same gender*;
  • Both applications have concurring information;
  • Both applications are submitted at approximately the same time; and,
  • Space is available.

*A small number of units are reserved for students who request gender-neutral housing. Additionally, apartments in the Graduate Student areas of Mercer Court (D and E) are designated as same-gender or mixed-gender.

Please Note

You will be asked to enter your requested roommate’s UW student number on the application in order to make your request. Entering any other information will cause the application system to reject your request. Please be sure that you and your requested roommate know one another’s UW student numbers before beginning the application. Our ability to assign roommates together is limited by room availability.

If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned one by the Student Services Office. Your responses to the smoking and lifestyle questions on the application will be taken into consideration when your roommate is assigned.

HFS assigns students based on the gender marker as it appears in the UW Student Database and cannot assign opposite sexes to the same room or apartment.

Except as required by law, assignments to University residence halls and other housing facilities provided for students are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or military status.

Finding a Roommate

New freshmen are encouraged to use the UW Facebook Roommate Finder App, linked in admission packets.

Autumn quarter applicants may search for roommates using the Undergraduate Roommate Finder Forum.

If you are a member of the Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) or Ally community, you may search for roommates via the Q Center's Queer-Positive Roommate Forum.