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Roommate Contract

Along with packing your entire life into boxes and lugging it up three flights of stairs, living on a residential campus can be one of the most exciting, rewarding, and sometimes frustrating experiences you will have at college. We all know living in a close-knit community is not always easy. There are many adjustments to living with your new roommate(s) and even housemates. Hoping to make your experience the best it can be, the Office of Residence Life has created the Roommate Contract.

The Roommate Contract contains a series of questions and scenarios you and your roommates can discuss to create a living situation that is comfortable for all of you. Please take a few minutes to go over the questionnaire and see what similarities and differences may arise.

Things to consider when filling this out:

  1. Be honest about your needs and concerns
  2. Keep an open mind
  3. Don't make assumptions. When in doubt, ask.
  4. Commit to making this relationship work
  5. Remember, your roommate(s) may be nervous too!
  6. If you need it, ask for help!

What room have you been assigned to?

Section Description

Getting Started

Where are you from? What type of place do you call home (big city, small farm, or somewhere in between?)

Everything is Not Common Sense

Just a few things you should know about each other as roommates.

It's Study Time

Just a few things you should know about each other as roommates.

It's the Housekeeper's Semester Off!

Are you a neat or messy person? Will it drive you crazy to live in someone else's clutter? Is a messy desk and an unmade bed a problem?

Overnight Guests


When living with others, you see a lot of personal stuff.

What's Mine is Not Necessarily Yours

Making Differences Work

Anything Else