Q: When/how do I get to select my room for next year?
A: The Roommate Matching Characteristics Questionnaire will be available in March, and once you’ve deposited, you’ll receive your login information. Our new housing form will allow you to rank your preference between your major or themed-based LLC
Q: When/how do I get matched with my roommate?
A: RWU has a survey that all new students take to determine your compatibility with other students. The matching process takes the majority of the summer, and roommate assignments are announced in August.
Q: What are the benefits of being involved in an LLC?
A: You’ll find a whole insert about LLCs in your Acceptance Packet when you receive it, but some of the benefits include faculty mentors, special events and instant bonds with your classmates and faculty members.
Q: I really want to be in an LLC; how do I make sure that I get in?
A: We will make every effort to place you in one of your selected LLCs, but we cannot guarantee placement as some things could limit placement in a specific area.
Q: How much does it cost to be in an LLC?
A: Even with all of the added benefits—from special events to faculty mentors, there is no additional cost to be part of any of our LLCs.
Q: I really don’t want to be in an LLC; how do I opt out?
A: It’s a way of life here, and is a great experience for everyone involved. Not only have LLCs been proven to improve grades and overall satisfaction with the RWU experience, but they’re also a great way to make friends and really get to know your faculty mentors. If you have concerns please speak with your specific Dean of your school.
Q: Can I pick an LLC in the residence hall I want to be in?
A: All of our first-year students live in south campus, which is also where our LLCs are housed, in Cedar, Maple, Willow and Stonewall. You will be able to rank the LLC of choice that you would like to live in and we will make every effort to place you in an LLC that coordinates with your interests and/or major.
Q: Can I pick my roommate?
A: If you already know who you’d like to live with, you can indicate that on the Roommate Matching Characteristics Questionnaire.
Q: What if I don’t like/get along with my roommate?
A: We always do our best to match you with a roommate who will complement your lifestyle. While we have enjoyed great success in our process, we acknowledge that the process is not foolproof. If things aren’t working between you and your roommate, we will try our best to help you work through it, or work with you to have you reassigned to a better living situation.
Q: What if I’m in an LLC and I change majors or drop the required class?
A: We will be working with you during Summer Orientation to build a schedule and assign an LLC that matches your academic major. If you change your mind about your major prior to the start of the semester, we will make the necessary adjustment. During the semester, as with any significant decisions affecting your course of study, you should consult with your assigned Academic Advisor and the dean of the school.