In addition to these resources, you also have Resident Assistants/Apartment Living Advisors, Assistant Residence Director (s) and Residence Directors, who can provide advice and help to help you navigate your roommate relationship effectively. When are you going to go to bed? Getting up in the morning? Late nights quickly become part of the university routine, while 8:00 a.m. Classes are inevitable for many. Be sure to contact your roommate about your weekly schedule. It will take time to get used to another person`s sleep patterns, so it is important that you communicate early and often about each other`s sleep needs. How do you feel about the groups of people who socialize in your room? It can be nice to live in a very social space, and all the communities on the ground end up developing patterns in which certain spaces are the most common place for groups of students to hang out. It`s important to keep your door open and be open to meet new people, but learn how to set some limits on your privacy needs and the use of other people`s personal property. Make sure you and your roommate look into this subject when talking about it. If your roommate doesn`t like your friends or vice versa, it`s especially important to have an immediate discussion about the agreements that can be made. To get a good roommate, a good roommate. Roommates don`t need to be good friends, but it helps if they`re fair, honest and respectful of each other. Each resident must take responsibility for their own behaviour and share responsibility for the roommate relationship. Creating basic rules that everyone can live with requires work, but the value of creating good relationships is worth it.
Even if lifelong friendship between roommates is not established, learning to live with each other`s differences without undermining each other`s freedom is a valuable part of your education. Don`t judge. You are not the caretaker of your roommate. Take some time to chat with your roommates. Learn more about common interests, share your expectations and talk about your personal needs. We found that when students try to work on this important relationship, they have a successful experience with roommates. And when conflicts arise (as in all reports), you and your roommates will be better prepared to tackle them effectively! All residents must enter into a roommate contract during the first two weeks of classes. The assistant residents (RAs) in the residences will then check with the residents in their lobby to ensure that everyone has entered into the roommate contract and can help the students to work by the roommate agreement, if necessary. Each defines “personally” differently. Most roommates do not want to appear rude or territorial and do not communicate that some personal items are completely outside the borders. Talk to your roommate about items to be shared, items that customers can use, and items that should not be processed by anyone other than the owner.