On the housing application there was a section for you to indicate your roommate preference. If you completed this section, then Residential Life will attempt to match you with the roommate of your choice. Last year, we successfully matched about 65 percent of such preferences.
Very often, failure to place roommates together is the result of late deposits on the part of one of the requestors. Other times, it is because both parties did not request each other. Sometimes, though, it is simply because we have run out of options and space to accommodate such requests.