It can be hard at times to find compatible roommates or to even know where to look. Here are several ways that our office can help you with the process of finding roommates.
- Roommate Finder: You can create a roommate profile on our Off Campus Partners, LLC listing website. This will allow you to provide information about yourself and your lifestyle, and what you are looking for in a roommate and housing. To create a profile, you can visit offcampushousing.jmu.edu. Once a profile has been created, you can view profiles of other JMU students and staff looking for roommates and housing in the area.
- Roommate Mixer: Because Off-Campus Life is aware of challenges with finding off campus roommates, our office hosts two roommate mixer events each year. These mixers are hosted in the winter and spring and advertised to all JMU students. At these mixers, you will learn important information about what to look for in compatible roommates, ways to be a respectful roommate, and the benefit of signing a roommate agreement. You will also have the opportunity to talk with potential roommates through icebreakers, games, and “speed dating.” This event offers food and fun as well, and you can contact our office for more information. Check out our Events Tab for more information about the roommate mixer.
- Facebook: We have a Facebook page where you can post off campus living needs. You can feel free to post here if looking for roommates to attract other interested students. You can find us on Facebook at JMU Off Campus Life. There is also a Facebook group, James Madison University (JMU) Housing, Sublets, & Roommates, where you may post your needs as well.
- Word of Mouth: Verbal communication is still the number one means of communication that students rely on to gain information. Talk to others in your classes and organizations or even to the property management at off campus housing locations where you are interested in living. These individuals may know others who also need roommates.
*July 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM, we will be hosting a virtual roommate mixer, providing we have enough interest. Click here to register!*