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Roommate Requests

If you and a friend are moving into residence at McMaster, you may have the option to be roommates. Read on to find out the process and eligibility requirements for making a roommate request.

Roommate Requests for First-Year Students

Most first-year students live in traditional double or triple-style residence rooms with roommate(s). During our residence application, we ask you to answer a series of questions and create a profile for you so that we can match you with the best room roommate(s)! We know that if you and a friend are both coming to McMaster you may want to share a room.

We guarantee that you will be rooming with one roommate of your choosing if both you and your desired roommate:

  • have guaranteed residence offers.
  • meet the residence application and deposit deadline.
  • requested each other as roommates on their online application and,
  • ranked their profile responses and room type preferences identically.

If you and a friend submit a valid roommate request by the deadline this will over-ride any request for single bed-space room types such as a Single Room, Single Room with Access to Single-User Washroom, or Single Room with Ensuite Washroom. Groups of three or four students who wish to live together in a triple or quad style room may contact Residence Admissions for further information at resadmissions@mcmaster.ca

Please Note: This option does not extend to an apartment or suite-style accommodation, groups of three or four who submit a valid roommate request are limited to triple and quad style rooms.

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