How does roommate matching work for room assignments?
After students confirm housing The Housing Office sends an email to the student’s Ship email to use MyCollegeRoomie to meet their future roommates. After locating a roommate students will mutually match each roommate in the MyHousing Portal via MyShip and then select the room.  The first roommate to select the room will pull all matching roommates into the room.   

Can I select my own room?
Yes, in the fall semester students will match roommates in the MyHousing portal and then select into the specific Living Learning Community or non- LLC hall and room of their choice from the rooms available.  If the roommates are mutually matched in MyHousing when one of the roommates selects a room it will assign all matching roommates to the room.  The Housing Office will place students in the Spring semester during the winter break according to their preferences in the MyHousing portal.

What are the bed sizes in the residence halls?
All residence hall rooms in suite buildings are equipped with a twin XL mattress (80 inches long) for each resident.  McLean and Mowrey Halls have standard twin size beds (75 inch matresses). For more information on room furnishing, please visit housing.ship.edu/suites/.

Can each student have their own microwave and refrigerator?
Each room is allowed to have up to one microwave and one mini-fridge. For a suite-styled residence hall room, this would equate to one set in each bedroom as well as one set in the common area, however most suite-style residents decide to have one set placed in the common area and forego the additional sets in the individual bedrooms.

What residence halls are open to first-year students?
Most residence halls will have first-year students residing in them.  Naugle and Seavers Hall are designated for Freshman only.

What is the guest visitation policy for the residence halls?
Students must sign in their guest with the Desk Assistant at the front desk of each residence hall on campus. Their guest can stay for a maximum of two nights within a seven day period. Guests must be 18 years of age and older.  Please contact your residence life staff if you have any questions.

For students that move onto campus early (sports, band, Early Explorer Program) where do they move into?
Early move-in students typically move directly into their fall residence suite after checking in at McLean Hall. The only exception to this is the entire football team stays together in one residence hall, and will move into their respective residence rooms closer to the beginning of the school year.  

How does the laundry system work?
Laundry facilities are located inside each residence hall. The suite-style halls have a few machines on each floor.  There is no charge to do laundry!  It is FREE!

How are the residence halls cleaned?
Suite-style residence rooms (bedroom, bathroom, communal space) have to be cleaned by the residents of the suite room. The custodial staffs in those buildings will clean the building-wide common areas (lounges, kitchens, hallways).