Chatham University

Living with Roommates

Fostering a positive relationship between roommates is an important piece of residential living.  Not all roommates are best friends, but it is imperative that they establish a respectful relationship.  The Residence Life staff is available to assist students every step of the way.  A roommate relationship can bring out social, cultural, and values conflicts.  Residents can complete a roommate agreement with their RA in order to help establish communication and to create common guidelines for their room.  It is important for roommates to know their expectations for each other.


As you experience living with a roommate, below are some tips to keep in mind to get off to a good start and to obtain a healthy relationship: