RoomSync Works with More than 50 Universities

RoomSync Works with More than 50 Universities

Gainesville, Fla. --RoomSync (, a leadingFacebook app for college roommate selectionthat has reinvented the roommate-finding process, is now being used by more than 50 universities across the United States. To date, more than100,000 students have used the RoomSync app to find their college roommates. Recently, the app has unveiled new features, including a mobile version of the app and more robust administration controls to better serve housing departments. With a majority of college students on Facebook, the social site has become the go-to location for students to scrutinize their university-assigned roommates. The RoomSync app empowers students to select their best roommate match by allowing them to search on a mixture of lifestyle preferences and Facebook profile information. Students using RoomSync can also view mutual friends, giving them the ability to gain further insight into potential roommates. In its first year of service, RoomSync partnered with four universities. Now, approaching its 6thanniversary, the company is working more than 50 universities and is in discussion with many more for the next academic year. RoomSync works with institutions of all sizes, from Hanover College to University of Florida. In the past few months, RoomSync has collected data from several institutions that indicate using RoomSync may be positively linked to students’ GPA and re-enrollment rates. One of the schools that have contributed to this data is New Mexico State University. In a current case study written about New Mexico State, Associate Director of Administrative Operations Kierstin Stickney said, “It’s a great tool, not only for students to meet their roommates, but also to their community. And the more engaged students are, the more likely they are to show up and stay committed to our school.” A Michigan State University led study from 2011 identified five major risk factors for college dropouts and ‘roommate conflict was listed as one of these top five indicators. “We are all about empowering roommate choice. It is great to see that more and more colleges and universities are adopting RoomSync’s innovative solution for empowered roommate matching.” said Robert Castellucci, RoomSync president and co-founder. “Beyond roommate satisfaction, we believe that a roommate can influence the likelihood of success in college.”

  • I do live each day as if it were the last but I’m who I am now!  I may not think my present life very wlhohwrite in another 10 years!  I’m horrified at the person I was in my 30s -but I do remember very well that I thought I was a very good person! That’s the problem. We are all growing. So each new stage of our lives is so much better than the previous. I work far too hard and might one day regret this -but right now it matters that I continue!

    By Pakan on 2013 09 19
  • Yes, it is a huge adjustment to get used to linivg with another person in college.  My roommate and I are very different: she stays up really late every night and I like to wake up early in the morning.  But we have learned to respect each other and we usually go to the bathroom to get ready so we don’t wake up the other person when they are sleeping.  It has been an adjustment and slowly but surely we’re learning to live together and keep the peace.

    By Eduardo on 2013 09 19
  • Unfortunately I grew up in an era where men especially were not supposed to have “feelings.”  If you cried you were a “sissy” (never figured out what the literal translation of the word was).  You were expected to live up to other’s expectations, not yours.  As a result a lot of us became addicted to one mind-altering chemical or another to ease the pain that developed over all those years of self-loathing.  For myself living in this mind-altered state, I could not see outside myself and realize the real suffering of my fellow man, whether he or she was orphaned in some far-away corner of Africa or homeless on the streets of my home town.  To my good fortune, my addiction brought me into a real relationship with God and through Him I found a way out.  Now being aware of myself and the creation God made in me, I have in turn become aware of the plight of those around me and in our world.  Dying was my greatest fear as a child and an adult.  The mystery of death is the root of my fear.  As a child I was afraid of what was going to happen next with my mother and father.  Would I be ignored, criticized, beaten or praised?  Now that I have gotten past most of the harm done by that environment, I am more aware and less afraid of the world I live in.  I doubt the most hardened criminal, when faced with death, would dare be so arrogant.  I live life with a daily reprieve from my addiction.  I pray for those who suffer from illness, starvation, loneliness, abuse, and spiritual malady.  For me, I have been fortunate and by the Grace of God not had to endure the suffering experienced by many.  So my goal is to contribute to others less fortunate and share my experience, strength and hope to the suffering men, women, and children of this world. balances transfer 0% apr

    By Cornelia on 2013 09 21
  • Ok, folks, it is time to stop talking left and right, and start talking like we are AMERICANS and band together! The 2 party system is, in reality, 1 party. Their goals are the same. Havent you been listening to the talk, even since Bush #1. It is the New World Order.  or a world government they are after. That has been the goal and still is with this president, and it is more evident with the socialist ideas and policies of Pres. Obama. Global currency, North American Union (which started with Bush 2), the government taking over private sector business, the 20,000 troops on American soil (for emergencies??? this is illegal and against the constitution, treason, actually, but does anyone care or question?) .. WAKE UP!  Doesnt anyone worry about our Sovereignty? OR Has anyone read the MIAC Report???? (google it if you havent) Even though it was rescinded, dont think for a minute that they are not going to continue in that vein. They will just do it secretly this time. Almost every American can say that they are on that watch list. It was the government deciding who is a domestic terrorist. Our rights as Americans have been eroded, and if you dont fit in to the New World Order, you will not be allowed to fit in! James Boyd is correct. We will soon have to defend ourselves, and it wont be because you are a Republican or Democrat! This country is not the country that our fore fathers designed it to be any more! But if our guns are taken away, what do we defend ourselves with? You people that want off the list, go bury your head in the sand, but you might not ever come up for air!!!! fixed rate credit card low cashback card

    By Nelda on 2013 09 26
  • August 8, 2012  7:37 pm                                                                                 Good insights! Never thuoght about the awkwardness that is being obligated to be friends with someone Anyway, some people might be absolute bffs with their roommate, and have no problems with that.  But it could be bad if you spend all the time together.  That happened to one of my good friends.  She and her roommate became super close first semester and basically didn’t make any other friends.  Then her roommate turns out to be devil woman.  Anyway, avoid the bff-turn-devil roommate trap by making sure you have your own thing going.  Ivi and I got along great, but we each were involved in our own extra-curriculars.  Just ask her   I was the best roommate she ever had (she’s had quite a few devil ones). 0% intro rate credit card small business insurance cost

    By Liza on 2013 09 30

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