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MSU Live On to host roommate match event

February 6, 2023
<p>Sophomore roommates Gabriella Lopez and Bella Johnson watch their roommate Jenna Drew play video games. Taken on Feb. 14, 2022.</p>

Sophomore roommates Gabriella Lopez and Bella Johnson watch their roommate Jenna Drew play video games. Taken on Feb. 14, 2022.

The MSU Live On Campus Crew is hosting a roommate match event on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Holmes Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will include speed friending, bingo, games and snacks

Residence Education and Housing Services Associate Director for Communications Bethany Balks said a roommate matching event has been held every year since 2018 and has been very popular among students.

“It is an opportunity for students to mingle and connect and find potential roommates for next year,” Balks said. “Honestly, people can just join and make other connections, even if they're not looking specifically for a roommate.” 

While the event is communicated primarily to first-year students who will be living on-campus again due to the two-year live on requirement, the event is open to all students. The event will begin with speed friending, styled similarly to speed dating, to allow students to mingle for about an hour.

While MSU’s My College Roomie app gives students an avenue to find potential roommates, Balks said it is important to speak face-to-face.

“It's an opportunity to have in-person connections with other students and see if you all might have some of the same interests and roommate-style preferences,” Balks said. “They might make a great roommate connection.” 

Students can register for the event here.

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