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Roommate match question.

angiepangieangiepangie Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited January 2012 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
I know Cal Poly tries to match you with a roommate in the same major or at least same college as you, but how good are they at actually matching you with a roommate in your same major?

Also, I heard that there's going to be a lot of triples this year. :( I really don't want a triple as I can foresee a lot of ... bad drama if three girls get shoved into a small, confined space together for a whole year. Any way to avoid that?

And I know this has been asked to death, but SM vs Yosemite? I can't decide. I also can't decide whether I would prefer to be in Santa Lucia or the Red Bricks more... ahhhh.
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Replies to: Roommate match question.

  • OsakaDadOsakaDad Registered User Posts: 1,200 Senior Member
    First of all Cal Poly stated that their roommate selection process is totally random and I must say it works very well. The only pattern that I saw there was that it appeared to us that big guys were in doubles and smaller guys were in triples. It sounds crazy, but that is the way it looked to us. My son is 5'10" and 140 lbs and he is in a triple with a little guy at about 5'5" and 130 lbs and the third roommate is about 5'8" and 150 lbs. The guys in the double across the hall are both over 6' and 200 lbs.

    Anyway, I'll re-post for you something that I put on another thread. Here you go:

    There are really no bad accommodations at Cal Poly. My son is in Santa Lucia and loves it even though he has two roommates in one small room. It works. I suggest that you choose your dorm based on major if you wish to socialize. Santa Lucia is for engineers, other dorms are for other majors. Call housing at Cal Poly and they will patiently walk you through all the dorms and the pluses and minuses of each one. The reason why it is that easy is that Cal Poly employs students wherever possible to enhance the Learn by Doing methodology. Every time we called housing at Cal Poly it was a student who answered the phone and gave us their personal straight up opinion and experience living on campus. Again, there really is no bad or uncomfortable housing anywhere on campus. You will love it.
  • almostmattalmostmatt Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Santa Lucia is part of the Red Brick (South Mountain Dorms), which I will be dorming next year :)

    Also, if you are worried about a roommate, if you haven't already joined the "Cal Poly Slo Class of 2016" ([url=http://www.****/groups/calpoly2016/]Cal Poly SLO Class of 2016[/url]) Facebook group, tons of people on there are finding roommates right now, if you wanted to jump on the band wagon.

    Hope that helps a little, and hope to see you next year!
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