Make the most of your on-campus experience by developing a successful relationship with your roommate! The Office of Housing and Residence Life is invested in our residents having successful roommate relationships and is currently working on a multi-year project examining positive impact behaviors and what effects they have on roommate relationships. Research indicates that you are more likely to have a positive living experience with your roommate when you talk daily, share a meal, and hang out at least 3x per week.
The behaviors and frequencies listed below are those that were reported to have worked and benefited previous roommates. We understand that each roommate relationship will be different and that these frequences may be different for you, but always use this as a starting point when developing your new relationship!
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Spending Social Time with Roommates
Conversations Adding Perspective
Spending Social Time with Those Who Are Not My Roommate
Setting Aside Personal Expectations
Helping in a Difficult Time
Being Understanding and Having Patience
Interacting on Social Media
For questions about the roommate assignment process, visit our FAQs.