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Roommate Groups

The purpose of this editorial is to provide details on what a roommate group is, how a roommate group is created, and the importance of a roommate group.

What is a Roommate Group?

  • A roommate group is a virtual link between students. It allows new and current students to select a specific person(s) to room with for the school year.

How big is a Roommate Group?

  • It can be as few as 2 and as many as 8, depending on the apartment/suite/room you want to select.

How do I create a roommate group?

1. Log into your MyOC Account

1. Log into your MyOC Account

Log-in Information:

  • Current Student: Go to www.oc.edu/myochome. Your user name and password will be your regular OC information.
  • New Students: Go to https://signmeup.oc.edu. Your user name and password will be what was submitted to the Office of Admissions when you applied to OC. If you do not remember that information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (405) 425.5050.

2. Select the 'Roommates' tab at the top of the page

2. Select the 'Roommates' tab at the top of the page

 

3. Choose a Term. The 'Term' will be the upcoming semester.

3. Choose a Term. The 'Term' will be the upcoming semester.

4. Find a roommate. This can be done either by 'Searching residence profiles' or 'Finding someone you know.'

4. Find a roommate. This can be done either by 'Searching residence profiles' or 'Finding someone you know.'

5. Send an invite by simply selecting the "Send Invite" button. Enter roommate code then press 'send invite'. Do this for each person you want to include in your group.

6. The roommate receives the invitation via email and through MyOC Home. A roommate request message will be seen under messages. You can either accept or deny the request. If accepted, the group members will be displayed.

6. The roommate receives the invitation via email and through MyOC Home. A roommate request message will be seen under messages. You can either accept or deny the request. If accepted, the group members will be displayed.

7. Roommate accepts invitation and a roommate group has been created!

7. Roommate accepts invitation and a roommate group has been created!

Is there a way to find a roommate if I don't have one?

Is there a way to find a roommate if I don't have one?

Of Course!

Here's how to search for a roommate:

  1. Click on 'Search resident profiles' tab.
  2. Profiles will appear. These profiles are students that answered the initial housing application questions like you. (importance of room cleanliness, sleep habits, field of study, etc.)
  3. If you want to send them an invitation to be your roommate, click 'Send Invitation'.
  4. If they accept, your roommate group is formed.

How can I find my roommate code?

How can I find my roommate code?
  1. Log onto your MyOC Home account
  2. Your code will be listed at the top right hand side of the page next to your name.

*If you have a specific person(s) you are wishing to room with, you will need this code when creating your roommate group.

What is the leader?

  • The leader selects the actual room for the group.
  • They select and enter roommate(s) code(s)
  • Send roommate invitations  

How do we pick the leader?

  • The person that enters roommate(s) code(s) and sends invitations is the roommate group leader. Only one person can be the leader.

How does the group know who the leader is?

How does the group know who the leader is?

On the right side the roommate page, the leader and group members are denoted.

How do I change the leader or leave a group?

How do I change the leader or leave a group?

To Change Leaders:

  • The group needs to determine the person that can select the room at the designated date and time.
  • Once that is determined, login to your housing page.
  • You will see the box on the right that contains your roommate(s). Run your cursor to the right of the person that will be the new leader.
  • An up arrow will appear, click on it. You have just designated the new leader.

To Leave a Group:

  • Click the 'Leave Group' button.

OR

  • Within the box that shows the group, run your cursor to the right of the person that wishes to leave the group.
  • An 'X' will appear. Click the 'X' and the person will be removed from the group.

 

What if no rooms appear when the leader is selecting?

  • The system will only show rooms that fit your group size. This means that the size of your group may determine your solution. You will need to add or remove members from your group to see more options.
  • Since some apartments require a group of 4 you may need to add someone to your group so that it will show those apartments. Or, if you are a group of 4 and aren't seeing any options, you may need to split into smaller groups.
  • For the dorms, we have rooms that fit groups from 1-8. If you aren't seeing the type of room you want and you are part of a group of 3 or more, the problem could be that your group is too small or too big for the remaining rooms. Suites in University House may be reserved whether or not the group fills the suite. Rooms in Tinius West may be reserved whether or not the group fills the room. Some suites in Tinius East and Wilson East and West are able to be reserved by groups of any size, while others are only available to groups of 8."

Please contact the Residence Life Office for assistance, or to be placed on a "wish list" if the type of room you want is not available at your selection time.

Adding or deleting members from roommate groups after a room has been selected

This only applies to current students selecting their Fall Housing during the Spring semester.

  • Changes to a roommate group CAN NOT be made once a room has been selected. If a person needs to be added or removed from a group, you will need to contact the Office of Residence Life.

 

How does the system decide what time to allow our group to select?

This only applies to current students selecting their Fall Housing during the Spring semester.

Every person has a personal room selection date and time. Once a group is formed, the best selection date and time (of everyone in the group) will be given to  the group.

Please note:

  • The person with the best date and time does not have to be the leader.
  • Be sure the leader can select a room at that date and time. If they can't, a change in leaders needs to occur.
  • If your group membership changes, your selection time may change as well.
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