GFH: Roommates

Roommate Information

Roommates are only allowed in Tanglewood Village. There are requirements of students wishing to live together as roommates. Please read carefully, as there are many things to consider.

Roommate Requirements

In order to request roommate, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Currently live in or have accepted an offer to live in a Tanglewood Village non-efficiency apartment.

In order to become a roommate, you must meet all the following conditions:

  • Apply to live in Graduate and Family Housing
  • Meet GFH eligibility requirements
  • Be the same sex as the Primary Resident

Frequently Asked Questions

How are roommates chosen or matched?
In short, residents must find their own roommate. The GFH staff cannot assist residents or applicants with finding a roommate.

How will rent and electricity bills be handled?
Rent and electricity bills will be divided in half and charged to each resident. Depending on when a roommate moves in, account adjustments may be necessary.

Can there be more than two roommates?
No, there may only be two roommates.

What happens when a roommate wants to move out?
To avoid any additional rent charges, a resident must submit a Notice of Intent to Vacate at least 60 days in advance of moving out. At the time a roommate submits a Notice of Intent to Vacate, the other roommate in the apartment will be notified and will have the option to move out at the same time. If the remaining roommate chooses to stay in the apartment or does not respond to the notice given when the first Notice of Intent to Vacate was submitted, he or she will assume fully responsibility for the rent once the departing roommate’s obligation ends. If you or your roommate are considering moving out please contact us at so we can answer any questions you might have.

Can someone transfer from another Graduate and Family Housing apartment into a roommate situation?
It is possible, however the transferring resident would be considered as moving out and would need to provide 60 days’ notice to avoid excess rent charges.

Will both residents receive a key?
Both the primary and secondary roommates will receive apartment keys. Only one mailbox key is provided per apartment and it will be given to the primary resident.