Roommate Matching

When you fill out the housing contract as an incoming or transfer student, you will complete a survey that the Office of Residential Life will use to pair roommates. We want to know about your study habits, sleep preferences and even how loud you like your music. It’s important that you (not your parents) complete the housing contract.

Unlike other universities, USF takes a very personal approach to roommate matching and we work hard to find the best fit for each student. Not every match is perfect, however. We ask that you be open-minded when you arrive and remember that we have an open room-switch period two weeks after classes begin and at the semester break. If you have a roommate request, be sure to submit it in the My Residence Preferences section under Student Housing on Cougar Connection.

When will I find out who my roommate is?

The Office of Residential Life will be making housing assignments throughout the summer. All assignments will be completed by the month of July. You may check your Residence Information under Student Housing on Cougar Connection. This link will include information on your building and room number, as well as who your roommate is and information on how to contact your roommate.