The key to successful roommate relations is open, honest communication: It is better to know how everyone feels about issues before problems arise.
If you are having roommate problems
- Don't let problems go too long before you deal with them. It may be a simple problem that can be solved with some outside help.
- Explore all the possibilities before you move, see your RA or VP and try to work things out. Use roommate survival worksheet to work things out. You and your prospective roommate must set some personal priorities. Decide how flexible you wish to be. Determine how you might learn and grow from your shared experience
- If the problem escalates the Housing Services Associate Director may be able to help. A meeting may be set up by contacting the Housing Services Office.
See Guests for host responsibilities and guest registry.