When it comes to roommates, you have options. Whether you have someone in mind or you’re ready to meet someone new, the roommate selection process will occur in the Housing Portal. Every new student who lives on campus will fill out a housing application that includes questions about your hobbies and habits that will be used to determine your roommate, if you choose not to select your own.
Option A: System-Matched Roommate
About half of our students choose to let the computer do the work! Our software matching tool will pair you with a compatible roommate based on your profile answers.
Option B: Self-Selected Roommate
If you choose to participate in the optional online roommate search process, you can connect with potential roommates via an online community. You can send messages before sending a roommate request or confirming a received request. If you already picked out your roommate because you know them from school, sports, volunteering, or a Creighton Admitted Student Day, you will use the same roommate process to request each other.
How to Use the Roommate Search Features
Search by Detail
If you have the screenname of your desired roommate, you can enter it on the Search by Detail page. Enter all known details and click “search.”
Search by Profile
You can search for specific profile items, such as level of cleanliness, personality or study habits, through the search by profile page. This will return search results of students that match your criteria.
The Housing Portal provides a list of students that most closely match your profile questions.
Requesting a Roommate
You can find the "request roommate" option next to students you find through the roommate search features. PLEASE NOTE: Only one roommate request will be honored.
Accepting Roommate Requests
On the main "roommate requests" page, you can see your pending or accepted roommate requests. You will also receive an email to your Creighton email account when you receive a roommate request or your roommate request is acted upon by the other student.