Why have a roommate?

Having a roommate is a great way to meet people and stay connected. We’ve all heard the story of roommates meeting on move-in day and becoming instant friends. Although the instant friend is not the case for every student on campus, many of our students enjoy having a roommate to share the real college experience with*.

Roommates can help cut down on rent costs, be a study buddy, a great way to learn about other people, or experience new adventures. We could tell you plenty more benefits to having a roommate, but we think our students might be better at explaining it! Below is what some of our on-campus residents have to say about having a roommate while living on campus.

Know someone you would like to live with within a Residence Hall? Please visit the front desk of your Hall to request a roommate or room change within your Residence Hall. To change to a different Residence Hall or room type, please visit University Housing located in the E.H. University Center. Room and Hall changes are not considered until two weeks after the move-in date.

*It is the policy of the University to assign roommates without regard to veteran status, race, religion, age, sexual preference, disabilities, or national origin.


Brianna McDade

Finance, Denton, TX, Residence Hall Resident

"My roommate is someone I can talk to and it's nice to never feel like I'm by myself. Even though I have a private room, there is always an opportunity to talk with my roommates. All my roommates have different majors and interests, and we are still friends and like watching TV shows together. One of my favorite parts of meeting my roommate was getting to meet all of her friends too."


Katy Austin

Theatre Arts, Houston, TX, Residence Hall Resident

“This is my second year living on campus and like my first year, I have had the fortune of having great roommates. I think that one of the greatest things about living on campus is the support you get from them. Each year I have had lasting friendships with my roommates and it has made my college experience a lot of fun. We are looking forward to living together next year in a suite."