2020-2021 Academic Year Roommate Selection

2020-2021 Academic Year Roommate Selection

Important Dates

The priority deadline for the 2020-2021 Academic Year Contract is Sunday, March 1st at 11:59PM.

If requesting a roommate, then roommates must be fully matched by the following dates:

Wednesday, March 11th at 5:00PM for upperclassmen

Friday, April 3rd at 5:00PM for incoming freshmen (includes first-time college students with enough credits to qualify as an upperclassman) 

What should you do next?

Online roommate selection is available through MyHousing Self-Service starting Wednesday, February 12th at 8:00AM.

*If you already have a roommate in mind, log into MyHousing Self Service and send them an invite! This is the only way to be officially paired with someone!

*If your preferred roommate is not visible, then that individual either qualifies for a different lottery (Ex. first-time college students eligible for the Residence Halls only), or has not submitted a 2020-2021 Academic Year Contract.

*The priority deadline for contract submission is March 1st, so if you want to room with an individual who hasn’t yet contracted, please encourage them to do so soon. Students who have not contracted by March 1st will not be eligible to be assigned in the first round of room assignments.

Not sure with whom you want to room?

*Search for roommates in MyHousing Self Service using advanced criteria, (Ex. guest preferences, academic school, etc.). Make sure your “Personal Information” section is filled out in MyHousing Self Service in order to assist others in pairing with you as well (MyHousing Self-Service > Personal Information > Roommate Profile).

*If you don’t select a roommate(s), then we will pair you with one based on the preferences indicated when you submitted the housing contract.

An example of the process can be seen below:

  • Log in to MyHousing Self-Service
  • Select “Rooms & Roommates”
  • Select “Roommates/Suitemates”
  • Choose “Fall 2020” from the drop-down menu, then click “Submit”
  • If you have a specific roommate in mind, you are able to search by first name, last name, or UMKC email address.
  • Alternatively, you can search for roommates with similar preferences.
  • Once the request is submitted, you will see a message similar to the one below.

This message will indicate if you are fully matched – the system will inform you if any roommate requests are not yet mutual.

Requests will need to be completely matched by the applicable deadlines listed above in order for roommate groups to be assigned together in the first round of room assignments.