Your roommate can help define your college experience. Whether it's an old friend or someone you've never met, having a roommate will give you the chance to learn something new about yourself and about other people.
Most students living in the residence halls will have at least one roommate in their college career. Each room is single sex, so female students will have female roommates, and male students will have male roommates. The most important step is to create a living situation that works for both of you.
Having a good roommate relationship relies on both of you being willing to get to know each other. To keep out the drama, there has to be communication, compromise, and understanding.
- Overnight guests
- Cleaning the room
- Doing the dishes
- Sharing food
- Television, video game, and stereo etiquette
- Quiet times for sleep and study
- Don't let things fester, its best to deal with issues as they arise rather than waiting for them to pile up.