We know that living with a roommate can be challenging. New people, new habits, new routines and a new lifestyles. Below are some help tips and reminders that we suggest on how to get the most out of your roommate experience.


Open communication is the most important part of a healthy roommate(s) relationship. Your RA is a great resource to assist you in creating open communication with your roommate(s).


No one is making you agree with your roommate’s beliefs, values, or likes and dislikes. But having a tolerant attitude allows you to respectfully disagree with another person without judgment. Use this opportunity to learn and grow by understanding the point of view of another person.

Disagreements are normal

Living with a roommate(s) isn’t guaranteed to be all rainbows and butterflies, you are bound to disagree. Know that disagreements are a totally normal part of living with another person. Ask your RA for help if you need a mediator.

Have Fun

Living on campus should be a fun experience. Spend quality time getting to your roommate(s) and have fun. Remember, however, that there are a lot of people in your hall you can spend time with. Get to know your neighbors and other residents in the community and make the most of the residence hall experience.

Roommate Success Planning

We created a roommate success plan consisting of a list of topics to help roommates and suitemates better understand each other's needs, beliefs and expectations. You can print out the form below and fill it out with your roommates or suitemates to use as a guideline for a respectful and a fun living environment.

PDF iconRoommate Success Plan (Fall 2017)

PDF iconSuitemate Success Plan (Fall 2017)

PDF iconResident Assistant Mediation Plan (Fall 2017)