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Select Your Roommate

Because there are a limited number of vacant rooms, and many students who have already applied for housing have assigned roommates, the roommate searching feature has been disabled. 
However, we still encourage you to complete your roommate profile and matching questions in the Housing Portal. As you select your space using the Room Search Wizard in the final step of the process, you will be able to view the profile(s) of potential roommate(s) and suitemate(s), and other residents will be able to view your profile as they make their space selection. Simply select your desired residence hall (Building) and floor (Section) by using the Room Search Wizard in the Room Selection and Dining Plan step, and click the magnifying glass next to the available space to view the profile(s). If you have any questions, please call 304-293-2811. If your desired space is not available, or if you have a specific roommate request, please see the info below about room change requests.

To  find the name of your roommate and your room location in the Housing Portal (MyHousing), click on Application Status (upper right corner) or go to the Complete Application tab and scroll to the bottom. You can then contact your future roommate; this may be a message via MyHousing.

Room change requests

Before June 30, you can ask to change your assigned room. 

To request a roommate change, send an email from your MIX account to

  • Your request must include your name, current room assignment, WVU ID number, preferred hall, preferred room type and name of requested roommate(s).
  • You can request a specific roommate, but the likelihood of actually getting that roommate is low because a completely vacant room must be available to which both of you can be assigned.

If you change your mind and want to be removed from the room-change list, you must send another email to Please keep in mind that once you are reassigned, your previous assignment will no longer be available. 

If you made a room change request, please be sure to check MyHousing often for updated room assignments.