Roommates, Flatmates, & Housemates
Roommate Finding Resources
USF Community Resources
Off-Campus Living offers a Roommate Finder Resource on our online rental listing service available for USF students to post and search for other roommates. Please stay tuned for our new interface coming soon!
Facebook often has many group pages that are helpful for not only finding housing, but also finding roommates. Check out the links below for some examples:
- University of San Francisco (USF) Housing, Sublets & Roommates
- Housing- Open Group within University of San Francisco
- SF Roommate Exchange
- San Francisco, Housing, Rooms, Roommates, Apartments, Sublets
- University of San Francisco Graduate Student Housing Network
- College Student Roommate Finder SF - Apartments / Housing (SFSU)
Roommate Selection Evaluation Process
One of the first steps to finding a roommate that is right for you is to determine your own style of living and compare it to the style of living of your potential roommate. Have an open conversation with your potential roommate to get to know each other better and share lifestyle preferences.
As mentioned before, once you've found your roommate, we highly encourage you to complete a written living agreement that clearly states expectations regarding the house, including but not limited to who will be in charge of paying the rent and utilities.
Please note that making a room or roommate switch becomes more complicated after the lease has been signed. Although it is possible to move out of an apartment before a lease has expired, this decision will come with a set of financial consequences. Therefore, it is extremely important you sign onto a lease with roommates you trust.
One key to a good roommate relationship is open communication and respect for one another. If you're not doing either, you are bound to have issues, which will make your experience difficult. If you are in need of help, please contact OCL to discuss our mediation and conflict resolution services.