Let’s be honest, one of the scariest things to think about when heading off to college is who your roommate will be. WSU offers a roommate request process, but if you don’t request a roommate, it’s totally fine! Many of our students are paired with someone they did not know ahead of time—and believe it or not, those can be some of the most successful roommate stories that are told.

Whether you are looking for a roommate or just want to start meeting students in your class, here are some great ways to get connected.

Complete the Lifestyle Questions in your Housing App

From March 1 – May 1, you can fill out a few lifestyle questions within your housing application. These questions will help “match” you will another person who has similar priorities as you. It is important to think about yourself, in college, away from home when answering these questions.

Join your “Class of” Facebook Group

We know Facebook might seem a bit “old-school” to you, but it can be a great way to start meeting your future classmates and find a potential roommate match. There is a Class of 2026 Facebook Group you can join and make an introductory post. This is a great way to find and meet new people who have similar interests, hobbies, and majors as you.

If you are thinking about having a roommate, but you don’t know anyone who is going to be attending Winona next year, don’t fret.

Roommate Request Process

If you find someone you want to live with, you can request them through the housing portal March 1- May 1. Just fill out the roommate request form in your housing application and wait for your room selection time slot in June.

What if it Just Doesn’t Work Out?

We get it. Nothing is guaranteed to go just as we plan. If things between you and your roommate just aren’t jiving, it’s important to be honest with them—have an open conversation. If you need, ask an RA to help mediate a conversation between you and your roommate. If these efforts aren’t helping, it may be time to request a room change—this can be done on your Housing Portal.

Megan Johnson ’24 (last updated by Kiva Grote-Hirsch 2/22/2022)