Nazareth College believes that an important part of the residential learning experience is getting to know and deal with new friends in a new environment. Most national studies show that successful roommate pairings are the same if done randomly as when prospective students are matched by a questionnaire.
We have chosen a few criteria that we feel are most important and included them on the application.
When making room assignments, we take into consideration the preferences you indicate on your application-contract and related materials. We make every effort to honor one of your top three choices. Due to a high demand for certain spaces, however, we may not be able to do so.
Rooms are restricted on the basis of gender only. We will not house smokers with nonsmokers, as indicated on your housing application. We do not assign rooms or make room changes on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or other such factors. We do have specially designed facilities for those with physical disabilities. We do not encourage best friends from home to live together as roommates. Our desire is to have new students broaden their horizons and friendship base.