RoomSync gives new residents tool to find compatible roommates
new tool now gives University of Houston students an easy and
fun way to find a compatible roommate when signing up to live on
RoomSync is a roommate-matching program that works using
Facebook accounts. It is being used for the first time by UH
Student Housing and Residential Life for the fall semester.
“RoomSync is a wonderful tool for students to have in that it
will allow them to search for and find compatible roommates,”
said Don Yackley, executive director of Student Housing and
Here’s how it works:
|• After a student applies for housing by using the
Student Housing Passport online system, an email will be
sent to them containing a link to join the RoomSync
group for UH.
• After clicking on the email link, students are taken
to the RoomSync application page. If not logged onto
Facebook, students will need to enter the email address
associated with their Facebook page.
• Students are asked to enter their lifestyle
preferences and ideal roommate information, then follow
a series of prompts that allows them to start searching
for a roommate.
Once students are matched with a roommate, one of them will need
to select a room in one of the residential facilities through
Student Housing Passport. Only students who have a matched
roommate are allowed to select rooms through May 31.
Only first-time residents are eligible to use the service right
now, but plans are for it to be extended to existing residents
the following year.
RoomSync is expected to be embraced by UH students seeking to
make the most of their college experience by living on campus.
“RoomSync’s technology is allowing our residents to have a
proactive role in determining who they will live with for the
upcoming academic year,” Yackley said. “Greater roommate
compatibility will be the end result. It’s very exciting.”
Find out more information about RoomSyc on the
Frequently Asked Questions page.