How to Find a Roommate

Roommates posted on hive refer to year long commitments and fit into one of the following circumstances:

      • Someone who has found a lease themselves or with a group of friends, but need an additional person to fill a room on the lease.
      • Someone who is looking for a person or group of people to live with.

How to search for a roommate


Homepage Search

Search your desired roommate from the start.

Homepage Features:
  • Enable location to find listings closest to you.
  • Input the desired location you’re seeking, i.e. “College of Charleston.”
  • Input your price or budget of rent.

The page will bring you to a filtered explore page!

Explore Listings

Filter down even further on the explore page!

Filter by:
  • Proximity to your location.
  • Rent Budget
  • Desired Start Period of Sublease
  • The circumstance you are searching for
explore page

Detailed Roommate View

Found a roommate you like? Click on them to see all the details they’re searching for!

Overview of Features:
  • See description of self and their needs.
  • See all details.
  • See picture.
  • Send a direct message to the person!
  • Bookmark the person for later.
  • Share them with your parents/friends.
  • Report a suspicious person.
  • Send an email to the person. 

Put yourself out there to be found

Add a Listing

Navigate to Add a Listing tab to put yourself out there!

Click the Roommate type of listing.
Add listing page
Add listing form

Fill out your details

Include everything you’d like a potential roommate to know about yourself, other roommates, and what you’re hoping they will be okay to live with.

Include Details:
  • Title
  • Description
  • Image of self or room
  • Type of circumstance you’re in
  • Dates of Lease
  • Location
  • Price
  • Number of roommates on lease