- How do I know if my college or university will accept my roommate request?
- Why should I use dormbunkie?
College is a HUGE investment of time and money. It is also some of the best four years of your life and you want to get the most out of your college experience. Being content in your living quarters is very important to attaining that goal. This is at the very heart of why we founded dormbunkie. If you have never shared a room before college, this can be a shocking experience. Dorm rooms are generally way too small for the number of people sharing the room. If you are not on the same page, it could be a nightmare. If you and your roommate are compatible, it could mean you just found your best bud for life.
- How detailed should I be in describing myself in my profile?
VERY! We simply can’t emphasize enough the importance of being truthful and clear in describing yourself. This is not a time to worry about making a good impression. We suggest that you ask your siblings, your best friend at home or even your parents (yes, even your parents), how they would describe you. The key to dormbunkie working for you, is to really let people know who you are and what it would be like to room with you.
- Do I really want to room with someone EXACTLY like me?
Probably not, and that is the beauty of dormbunkie. Dormbunkie allows you to find that person who shares the very things that are important to you. At the same time, dormbunkie can help you to reach out and find someone who has a different, but still complimentary personality to yours. For example, having a very clean roommate may be highly important to you, but you may be somewhat shy and looking for a roommate who is going to be a more extroverted individual. Dormbunkie, helps you locate those specifics.
- Can dormbunkie guarantee that the person I find will be the right bunkie for me?
Dormbunkie is a service designed to give you information so YOU can make a more enlightened decision for yourself. We certainly would never presume to know what is important to you, only you know that. Dormbunkie wants to give you the tools for you to find that person who fits you best. In the final analysis, you should always try to meet that person, have personal contact (prior to attending your college or university), and rely on your best judgment.
- What is the difference between a free profile and a premium upgrade?
With a premium upgrade (paid membership) you will have full access to messaging and e-mail services with other paid members.
This is not something that dormbunkie can guarantee to its customers. To find out if your college or university will accept a roommate request, dormbunkie suggests you contact the residence life department for your college or university and inquire directly.
The Fog™ – A brand new means of communication uniting the technologies of a forum and a blog into a singular medium for sharing anything and everything related to college life. Users who are students can either be looking at colleges or currently attending them. While users who are non-students can be parents, faculty or staff, or alumni of their school.
The Mini Memoir™ - Don’t be shy! This is the place to say Hi, and tell the dormbunkie world who you are, where you’re from and what is most important to you.
The Buddy Blurb™ - Don’t gamble on your roommate. By describing your version of an ideal roommate you are increasing your odds for compatibility. The more you say, the easier it will be to make your roommate connection.
The What-Up Link™ - Found the perfect roommate and need to reach them? You can, by utilizing The What-Up Link™. This will notify a non-paying member on the site that you are interested in chatting with them.
- Is there a cost?
You can take us for a test drive for free. There is no charge to fill out a limited profile and do searches for potential roommates. When you are ready, you can upgrade your account to a paid membership and take advantage of all that dormbunkie has to offer. The cost will be a one-time fee of $9.99. This one-time fee of $9.99 will give you access to have a complete profile.
- Is the fee refundable?
The fee will not be refundable. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
- What are valid methods of payment?
Acceptable methods of payment will include Visa, Mastercard, Discover.
- How can I upgrade from a free profile to a premium membership?
If you have been browsing dormbunkie and you want to become a paid member of the site, all you have to do is login and select “UPGRADE” in the top bar of your profile next to “MY ACCOUNT” and enter your billing information to be processed.
- If I pick my roommate, and I change my mind, can I log back into the website and continue my search?
Yes! Once you have chosen your roommate, your profile will be deactivated but NOT deleted. We will still keep it on our servers. If, however, the roommate you have chosen does not seem to be the right choice and you want to gain access back to the site, simply log back into the site with your initial username and password and you will be prompted to reactivate your account, free of charge.
- What happens if I transfer to a new school?
You can still use dormbunkie. Our goal is to provide you with the ability to search for your ideal college roommate. You will only have to pay a one-time fee with our site and you can customize your profile to your liking, including changing the school you will be attending.
Privacy and Maintenance
- How do I report unacceptable or inappropriate behavior?
- Do you give my information to third-parties?
- Is my personal information on the website safe from other members?
- How do I reset my password?
To reset your password, please visit the reset password link.
- How do I get customer service?
You can reach dormbunkie via telephone, fax, e-mail. All of the available contact information is at our Contact Us page.