Roommate Tips

- Communicate with your roommate. A successful relationship is built on mutual respect, and the ability to communicate well with each other. Do not wait on problems to solve themselves, always take time to discuss an issue

- Set boundaries. Discuss likes and dislikes, study habits, temperature in the room, cleaning schedule, decorating the room, music, sleep time, visitors, borrowing, telephone messages, etc.

- Be considerate; do not use things that belong to your roommate without permission.

- When making changes in your room always discuss in advance with your roommate the possible changes and how they feel about it.

- Share in keeping the room clean. Do not leave everything for your roommate to do. Keep your side of the room clean. Remember to do your laundry weekly.

- Never leave visitors in your room along or give someone the key to enter your room when you and your roommate are not present.

- Do not share relationships or problems. In other words keep your business to yourself.

- Do not allow other people to use, eat, borrow, exam, or remove your roommate’s belonging from the room.

- Do not discuss problems that are going on between you and your roommate with your neighbors. If you need help in resolving a problem see your Community Assistant or the Residence Life Coordinator.

- In case of an emergency, please remember the desk of your residence hall is open 24 hours to assist you with illness, problems, or concerns.