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Roommate Discussion

FOOD / SHOPPING

  • Consider creating an agreement on shared necessities like milk and bread
  • Discuss the frequency and rotation for purchasing groceries
  • Be mindful of allergies and establish guidelines for sharing

CLEANLINESS / CLEANING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Discuss responsibilities for cleaning common areas and maintaining general cleanliness, including dishes, dusting, and cleanup

PRIVACY

  • Establish times for privacy and ensure mutual respect for each other’s need for personal space

SHARING OF PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Determine which items will be shared or kept private, such as dishes, utensils, and electronics
  • Set guidelines for seeking permission before using shared items

NOISE / STUDY TIMES

  • Discuss study habits, frequency of guests, and plans for noise during study hours
  • Establish quiet times during the week and weekends

OVERNIGHT GUESTS

  • Set expectations for overnight guests, notice periods, and any limitations during exam periods. 
  • Agree on rules to respect each other’s privacy

SMOKING, DRINKING, DRUGS

  • Discuss drinking habits and agree on a no-smoking or drug-use policy in the residence
  • Address potential issues related to smoking and find solutions to minimize the impact on the suite

PARTIES / ENTERTAINMENT

  • Communicate about party frequency, social plans, and find common ground that suits both roommates.
  • Establish reasonable guidelines for a mutually enjoyable residence experience