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RoomSync is a roommate matching software service that allows students to choose their own roommates by matching them with other students based on three main areas:

  • Lifestyle Preferences
  • Academic Majors
  • Mutual Friends

It can also suggest "best matched" roommates based on profile information.

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Benefits of using RoomSync

By choosing their own roommates through RoomSync, students are empowered to take ownership and be more accountable for their living situations.

Roomsync has been proven to reduce roommate conflict and many different colleges and universities.

Interact with the community

The first step for many students is to post on our community wall to connect with other students. This wall is a place for students to meet potential roommates and also to create new friendships.

Many ways to find a roommate with RoomSync

Lifestyle Prefs

Lifestyle Preferences: 

During the search process, you can look through questionnaires completed by other students to learn more about potential roommates' preferences like when going to bed at night or what time to have guests come over.

57% RoomSync match screen

Compatibility Score: 


You will be able to see your match percentage to determine if you and your match are a good fit!



Many ways to search: 

With the RoomSync search feature, you can search for your roommate by Academic Major, where they would prefer to live on campus (University Court or Residence Halls), and more.

Use the New Mobile App:Swipe right app screen example

Roomsync has released an app that offers features such as lifestyle preferences, private messaging, profile edits, a swipe system to match with a roommate, and more. The Roomsync app also shows % compatibility, mutual friends, interests, major, and lets you connect on Instagram and Twitter! Roomsync is available at the Apple Store and Google Play

Gaining Access to RoomSync

For incoming students, you will be able to access RoomSync through your MyEIU in February. You must submit your housing application and pay the application fee before you are given access. For more information regarding the housing application process, click here.

For current students, an e-mail will be sent to your EIU e-mail in mid-March granting you access to RoomSync.

Requesting a RoommateRequest Roommate

When you and another student have agreed to live together, click the "Request Roommate" button.  

The request is sent to the other student for confirmation. After the match has been made, the new roommate request appears on the users’ RoomSync home page.

Matches are not final until both roommates have entered their roommate’s name in their Online Room and Board Contract. Making a match with someone on RoomSync is not considered the student’s official roommate request.

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600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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