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ARCH has implemented a new Preferred Roommate Application that will allow eligible single waitlist applicants the opportunity to self-select their roommate. All interested applicants who have a current ARCH Wait List application and who would like to participate in this process, can complete a Preferred Roommate Application by logging in to the Preferred Roommate Portal below. You can complete your Preferred Roommate Application in 3 easy steps:

  1. Create your Profile
  2. Search and Select your potential Preferred Roommate
  3. Connect with your potential Preferred Roommate
It’s that simple! Submit A New On-Line Application Review an On-Line Application Add Additional Occupant
(For existing ARCH residents only)
Preferred Roommate Portal
(Search for Roommate, Add/Update your Roommate Profile)


Here are some Q&A’s regarding the new Preferred Roommate option:

1.

Q:  If I complete a Preferred Roommate application, does my Housing Waitlist status change?
A:  Completing a Preferred Roommate application does not change your Housing Waitlist Application date.

2.

Q:  How long would my Preferred Roommate and I have to wait to get an offer?
A:  Because you will need to wait for a full apartment to become available, the wait can be longer than waiting for a single bedroom vacancy. You can review full apartment availability here.

3.

Q:  How is an offer made to those on the Preferred Roommate waitlist?
A:  Offers are made based on several factors and primarily starting with the availability of a full apartment and the earliest Housing Waitlist application date (not the Preferred Roommate Application Date) between the confirmed Preferred Roommates.

4.

Q:  Will my personal information be shared with my Preferred Roommate?
A:
  Only the information you provided during the Preferred Roommate application process is shared.

5.

Q:  Do you provide an opportunity for confirmed Preferred Roommates to meet and discuss further details of our living preferences?
A:  The contact information provided during the Preferred Roommate application process will be shared between confirmed Preferred Roommates so that you can make your own arrangements to meet and/or communicate between each other.

6.

Q:  So, I can select any roommate that I want?
A:  You can select any eligible applicant that is on the Housing Waitlist and who has completed a Preferred Roommate application that matches your preferences. Please note: the “preference” of a preferred roommate must be mutual and self-selected which is established through a confirmation process between preferred roommate applicants.

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Q:  What if I receive an offer for a single housing space before an offer is made for my Preferred Roommate selection?
A:  You can either (1): accept the single housing space offer which will archive your Preferred Roommate application or (2): decline the single housing space offer (a one-time courtesy offer which will not count against your regular 2 offers) and wait for an offer for your Preferred Roommate selection.

8.

Q:  I am no longer interested in the Preferred Roommate option, what should I do?
A:  You can either (1): accept the single housing space offer which will archive your Preferred Roommate application or (2): decline the single housing space offer (a one-time courtesy offer which will not count against your regular 2 offers) and wait for an offer for your Preferred Roommate selection.

9.

Q:  What if I am no longer interested in my original Preferred Roommate selection and want to select someone else?
A:  Log into your Preferred Roommate application, select “Break Roommate Connection”. An auto email will be sent to your roommate informing them you are no longer available. You can then search for a new roommate.

10.

Q:  I just received an email informing me that my Preferred Roommate connection has been “broken”. What does this mean?
A:  Your Preferred Roommate has either accepted a single housing space offer, withdrew their application for a Preferred Roommate or found alternate housing arrangements.

11.

Q:  What do I do now since my Preferred Roommate connection has been broken?
A:  Simply go back to the Preferred Roommate Portal, update your preferences if necessary, search the list of matching preferences and select a potential roommate accordingly. Reminder, your Preferred Roommate must also select you as their Preferred Roommate.

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