Finding a Roommate
You'll choose roommate options as part of your housing application. First-year students can only request one roommate.
Room With a Friend
You can request to room with a friend who is also attending the University of South Carolina.
RoomSync Secure Facebook App
Find a roommate safely through our secure, password-protected Facebook app, RoomSync.
How to Get on RoomSync
- Go to the roommate preferences page of the housing application on Self Service Carolina to access RoomSync.
- Use your VIP ID to login to RoomSync.
Please note: You will not be able to use the RoomSync app until 24 hours after you begin your Housing application.
Requesting a Roommate
You'll add your preferred roommate to your housing application in the section set aside for roommate requests. To be assigned to the same room, you and your preferred roommate must both request each other.
Information You'll Need
- Correct spelling of your roommate's first and last name.
- Your roommate's middle initial.
- Your roommate's university email address exactly as it appears on Self Service Carolina.
If you are the first to make the roommate request, you will be told that your roommate has not applied. Don't panic. Review your application later and make sure your roommate's application has been submitted.
Getting Your Requested Roommate
We can't guarantee to assign you a specific roommate but do our best to honor requests whenever possible. For the best chance of getting your preferred roommate:
- Make sure you've both requested each other as a roommate.
- Both students should have a paid application on file before roommate assignments go out in July.
- Match up your residence hall preferences.
Log in to Self Service Carolina to view your room and roommate assignment. Housing assignments start in July.
All first-year students who apply by the May 1 deadline are guaranteed a room.
View Your Housing Assignment
If you applied for housing by May 1, you'll be able to see your housing assignment starting in July including your:
- Residence Hall
- Room Number
- Roommates or Suitemates
After You Get Your Assignment
Contact your roommate and/or suitemates and introduce yourself. You can click on their information to contact them via Self Service Carolina, or email them at their university email address.
How Assignments Are Made
Applications are first sorted by living and learning community applications, common course selections and general applications. Then they're sorted by date of application within each type.
Assignments are made in this order:
- Living and Learning Community Applications
- Common Course Applications
- General Applications
If the first residence hall you requested is full when we get to your application, we'll proceed to the next one. We continue this process until all assignments are made.