Roommate Matching

Roommate Matching System

After filling out your housing application, visit STARS and select "Assignment and Roommate Information" under the Housing/Dining Menu and then choose "Roommate Matching System" from the available options (this option is available to access one business day after receiving your online application). The system is designed to help better match and allow students to self-select roommates before moving to campus in the fall.

* Due to the limited number of students starting in the Spring semester, the Roommate Matching System is only available for students starting in the Fall.

3 Simple Steps!

* Participation is completely voluntary

Step 1: Complete your Profile & Chat with Users
We will ask you (the student) to respond to a series of questions ranging from your living habits to your extracurricular interests and to complete an "ideal roommate" profile based on the same questions you answered about yourself. And then while you're waiting for your matches, group chat with other Roommate Matching System users!

Step 2: Browse your Matches
Once enough students are in the system, you will be able to see your top ten matches, view their profiles, add them to your favorite list, remove them from your top ten list, and search around.

Step 3: Communicate and Confirm
Finally, when you are ready, communicate with your matches, send potential roommates messages and, ultimately, choose your roommate with one click (in order for all roommate requests to be eligible, both roommates must confirm their selection).

How do I request a specific roommate?

You may do so at the time of filling out your housing application or by visiting STARS and selecting "Request a Roommate" from the Roommate screen on the "UHDS Housing Information Menu." If either no roommate is specifically requested or you do not participate in our roommate matching program, you will be assigned randomly based on your eight lifestyle questions completed at the time of your application.

How do I access roommate matching?
  1. Login to STARS using your WIU ID and Password (wiu.edu/STARS)**
  2. Select “UHDS Housing Information Menu” from the STARS drop-down (upper-left corner)
  3. Click on the “Roommate” button from the list of options
  4. Select “Roommate Matching System”

**Please note that the Roommate Matching System is available for use one day after you apply for housing.

Questions, feedback, or trouble? Email UHDS@wiu.edu