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New Student Housing Roommate Matching


Freshmen Students: New Student Housing Application and Roommate Matching Preferences must be submitted by June 30, 2014
Transfer Students: New Student Housing Application and Roommate Matching Preferences must be submitted by July 7, 2014

Roommate Matching:

The Roommate Matching section is found on the Mount St. Mary's University Symplicity Residence Housing System. On the system homepage, you will notice a box on the right that says "Your Passcode." This is a code generated for each resident, which you can give to another new student to link the two of you together. Before you give out your passcode, please be positive that you want to live with that person.
**Note: If you change your mind after giving out your passcode, you may go to the group tab to remove yourself from the group to which you're linked.

Students are not required to select a specific roommate.

Residence Life will match all students who do not select a specific roommate with other students based on compatible answers to the Roommate Questionnaire. All roommate selections and changes in the application must be completed by June 30, 2014. Applications will remain open to edit until the deadline as passed. Applications will show in draft form until submitted by the student. Please remember that new student will be assigned to various types of housing (2 person rooms, 3 person rooms, suites, etc.), which may require requested roommates to also be housed with one or more additional students. If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 301-447-5274 or residencelife@msmary.edu.

To Apply:

Use your Mount email to login into the Mount St. Mary's University Symplicity Residence Housing System

  1. Roommate Matching Questionnaire - fill out the questionnaire to identify your roommate preferences.
  2. Browse Profiles and Contact Potential Roommate(s)
  3. Final Roommate Selection - All passcodes are required to complete this step. Your roommate passcode is in parentheses next to your name in the upper right hand side of the screen.

Roommate Matching System Screenshots

Step One: Roommate Matching
Login, then click on the roommate matching tab at the top. Students can search for residents who match their profile by using the information from the roommate questionnaire.

Please be aware that the system will only provide you with results that match all of the questions you answered, so you may wish to only select those that are of most importance. The results will only include those students who have already applied for housing and have indicated interest in the same type of housing (General Housing, Summit Living, Women in Science, etc.) and the same smoking preference as you.

Roommate Questionnaire View

► Step Two: Browse Profiles and Contact Potential Roommate(s)
After you submit the questionnaire, you will be brought to the browse matching profiles of potential roommates. Click on a profile to view it. If you find a potential match, click the "Send Message" button to email the student to see if they would like to room with you. Remember to include your contact information in your message.

Individual Roommate Profile View

Step Three: Final Roommate Selection
Once you have collectively decided who you will room with, collect all of the roommates passcodes to enter in the system. Only one person needs to enter the resident passcode(s) in the Roommate Management section.

Please be aware that the system will only be able to match roommates of the same gender, those who have applied for the same type of housing (General Housing, Summit Living, Women in Science, etc.), and have the same smoking preference. To enter the passcodes navigate to the "Group" tab. Enter each roommate passcode individually, when their name appears click on the name to move it into the box below. After all of the names are in the box, click save and you will be linked together. You can enter up to 3 passcodes of residents to live with in the fall.

Final Roommate Selection View

Note: If you change your mind after giving out your passcode, you may go to the group tab to remove yourself from the group you're linked to.

 
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