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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

RoomSync FAQ

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How exactly does RoomSync work?

Students choosing to live on-campus, may use the RoomSync app on Facebook. Once inside, they can fill out their lifestyle preferences such as preferred bedtime, visitor frequency, etc. and describe their ideal roommate. They then search for roommates at their University by referring to lifestyle preferences and Facebook profile information. Users can also search for a specific word in a profile like 'soccer', or by academic major and preferred residence community.

Roommate matches made on RoomSync are UNOFFICIAL and are NOT automatically added to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Housing Reservation Application.  RoomSync users are responsible for requesting each other as roommates through E-services or on the Housing Reservation Application.

What is my deadline for finding a roommate on RoomSync?

Once you have a housing reservation, you may enter your roommate selection(s) until May 20, 2014.  Those who have not chosen a roommate by May 20 will be automatically matched by the Residential Life office.

I don't have a Facebook account. Can I still use RoomSync?

If you want to use the RoomSync application to find a roommate or meet other students living in your residential community, you must have a Facebook account.

Do I have to use RoomSync?

Using RoomSync is optional.  If you already know who you want your roommate to be, enter your information directly onto your Housing Reservation Application or go to E-services and update your housing request by May 20, 1014. 

I want to live in a Learning Community.  Can I still use RoomSync?

You can still use RoomSync to find your roommate.  You and the potential roommate must be qualified for the same Learning Community.

How will I know if someone would like to be my roommate?

If interested in being roommates with a person found in RoomSync, the person places a request in RoomSync.  RoomSync then sends you an email with the person's name, a link to that person's profile and a roommate request.  You should check out the requestor's profile and if you think this person would be a good match, accept his roommate request.


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