A Social Approach to Roommate Self-Selection
RoomSync is a Facebook application that empowers students to select their own roommates online. We enhance the normal Facebook profile search, which is something that students do for new roommates in mass. RoomSync users can search by lifestyle questionnaires, academic majors, and even search across users for those with a certain interest listed in their Facebook profile.
Enhanced matching on Facebook
Facebook is a social utility site that is not built for the purposes of roommate matching. Thousands of students research their new roommates on Facebook every year because Facebook profiles show an accurate glimpse into that new roommate's personality.
RoomSync is a Facebook application that builds upon these highly accurate Facebook profiles, providing users with additional tools to find a great roommate.
Send e-mail invites to students
Simply send students a link to access your RoomSync matching network and we handle the rest. Each RoomSync network is protected with unique access codes for each individual user so only those students that you specify will be able to enter and find roommates. Integration is very simple and does not require any involvement from IT staff to get up and running.
Users enter their information
To create the best matching environment, we ask users some key roommate matching questions. We have them fill out our detailed lifestyle questionnaire asking questions like preferred bedtime and visitor frequency. You can customize these questions, however the default questions are based upon studies that identify the key characteristics of successful roommate pairings.
We also ask users to enter their preferred academic major(s) and residence hall(s). The list of options for users is customized to fit your institution's offerings.
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.
Search for roommates
Students can find their perfect roommate with a lot of tools built exclusively in the RoomSync app, leveraging Facebook.
Users can search for roommates based on their ideal lifestyle preferences, filtering down to only those that fit within their ideal ranges. Or they can take a look at their top recommended roommates as determined by lifestyle compatibility.
If students know a specific interest that they would like their roommate to have in common with them, they can go to our search tool and search for users with any keyword of interest listed in their Facebook profile. Students can also search for roommates by academic major and preferred residence hall.
Not to mention that users can click on the name of a potential roommate to see that person's Facebook interests, including favorite books, movies, music, etc.
Request your roommate on Facebook
Students can request a roommate right within the RoomSync app on Facebook. The other user will have to confirm the request and you receive the completed roommate request in the RoomSync Administration site. From here, users can be guided to your online housing portal or integrate directly with your housing management software.