When living in a residence hall room with one or even two or three other people, space can become an issue. It is important that all roommates have equal space in the room.
In an additional occupancy room where having equal amenities may be an issue, this is more difficult. In this situation, sit down with your roommates to develop a plan to share the furniture. Communication is the key to making this kind of a situation work.
When discussing space issues, it is also important to discuss cleaning and shared spaces (such as a suite common area or bathroom). Discuss what an acceptable level of cleanliness is. Then develop a cleaning schedule and stick to it. If you believe that one roommate is not sticking to the agreed upon plan, then talk about the situation with them. If you need assistance to do this, see your RA.
A roommate agreement can help to set guidelines. If you have created one of these then it may be helpful to refer back to it from time to time. Keep it current and to make sure it still applies to your roommate situation. Ask your Resident Assistant (RA) for help creating a contract.
Last Modified: August 4, 2008
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