For Georgia Tech students, the housing search process can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time exploring student living in Midtown. It can be especially stressful to learn that some students secure housing well over a year in advance of move-in.
One aspect of the student housing search that many find intimidating is deciding how many roommates you will have and who they will be.
There are plenty of reasons you might have difficulties finding roommates. You might be an incoming freshman or transfer student ready to make new friends. Maybe you don’t have enough roommates in mind to fill all of the bed spaces in the floor plan you love. You may even just be ready to switch up your living situation.
At the Whistler leasing office, we receive many questions about what to do if you don’t already have roommates in mind. Luckily, at Whistler, like many apartment complexes in Midtown, we offer roommate matching services to pair you with roommates.
To help you get understand the roommate matching process, we’ve created this guide answering common questions from students and guarantors, including:
- What is roommate matching?
- Does Whistler offer roommate matching?
- How am I assigned a roommate?
- When will I find out who my roommates are?
What is roommate matching?
Roommate matching is a service where you are assigned roommates by the property, rather than signing for a full unit with a group of predetermined roommates.
Roommate matching allows you to sign an individual lease for your particular bed space in the floor plan of your choice without having to worry about finding roommates to fill the other bedrooms. For example, if you sign a lease in a four-bedroom apartment, you aren’t required to search for three more roommates. The leasing team will be responsible for leasing those rooms and assigning your roommates. Plus, you won’t be financially responsible for the extra rooms if the apartment management doesn’t fill those spaces.
Lots of Georgia Tech students take advantage of roommate matching because it’s the most convenient choice for their situation. No matter the reason, roommate matching can be a helpful service that alleviates some of the stress on students on their housing search.
Does Whistler offer roommate matching?
Yes! Whistler offers roommate matching.
Since Whistler offers individual leases, we are able to offer students a spot in any available bed space that suits their needs. To learn more about which floor plans are currently available for roommate matching, check out our floor plans page or contact the Whistler leasing staff!
How am I assigned a roommate?
At many college apartments or dorms, random roommate assignments are truly “random.” However, at some apartments, like Whistler, roommates are assigned based on a combination of lifestyle compatibility and floor plan availability.
Most student apartment applications include a section of “lifestyle questions” that ask about things like your cleanliness, social life, major, and sleeping schedule. This portion of your application is then used to match you with roommates.
At Whistler, you’ll see these questions on your application, specifically for roommate matching purposes. It’s extremely important to be honest when filling this out so that our leasing staff can get a good feel for your personality and lifestyle.
Because Whistler’s roommate matching form is such an important part of our matching process, we even send it out a second time before move-in to ensure you’ve filled it out as accurately as possible. Remember, the more honest you are, the easier it is for us to make you a compatible match!
When will I find out who my roommates are?
Because the Whistler team is constantly receiving new roommate compatibility forms, we are also constantly adjusting our matchups of which future residents might make the best roommates.
Matches aren’t finalized until Whistler is fully leased. This way, we have all potential pairing options available and are able to match you with your most compatible roommate. For privacy reasons, we must wait to release roommate assignments and information until everything is 100% finalized. At the time of publication, we anticipate that roommate matches will be released during the summer before move-in.
Finding out who your new roommates will be is one of the most exciting parts of moving into a new apartment, so we understand that you’re eager to meet them! The Whistler team is just as excited, so we will share your future roommates’ information with you as soon as we can.
We hope that this article helped you learn more about the roommate matching process at a student apartment and why it could be a good choice for you. If you have any more questions during your Midtown student housing search or about roommate matching in particular, contact the Whistler leasing staff!