The roommate experience can be one of the most rewarding and exciting aspects of living on campus. Even so, conflicts sometimes arise.
Students are encouraged to work out their issues and come to an amicable resolution. At times, RAs are needed to help mediate conflicts. Adjusting to a roommate takes a great deal of compromise and negotiation from both parties.
The important communication skills of careful listening, open and honest feedback, and reaching a mutually agreed upon living arrangement will help influence a positive connection.
Should roommate difficulties arise, speak with the residential life staff members in your community. Your RA, MRA, or RD can help mediate issues.