Students are assigned to colleges by random selection. (Requests
for a specific college will only be considered if the incoming
student has a family legacy in that college.)
Students will receive their roommate assignments along with
other orientation materials in the mail. Student staff for each
college try to match freshman students according to similarities of
interests, and every effort is made to ensure compatibility.
It is a good idea for roommates to contact each other before
arriving at Rice: a preliminary conversation will make the first
face-to-face meeting easier and will allow collaboration on what
items each will bring. After the freshman year, students may choose
a roommate from their college.