Roommate Agreement Template - Beloit College - Wisconsin

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BUILDING: ___________
BELOIT COLLEGE ROOMMATE AGREEMENT
ROOM:
___________
ROOMATES: ________________________________________________________________
Communication is the most important factor in building a good roommate relationship. Many roommates
assume they know how each other feels and do not discuss issues like the use of personal belongings.
These assumptions are not always correct and can lead to conflict. The Roommate Agreement will help
you begin the process of discussing issues that have been found to be sources of conflict. Once a potential
conflict is identified, it can be resolved through compromise before a major problem arises. Your RA is
always a resource for you too, but they’ll often ask what your roommate agreement says!
BREAKING THE ICE
SHARING BELONGINGS
Have you ever shared a room before?
Make mention of things that each roommate is willing to share, not
willing to share, or would prefer for others to ask before using.
Our hobbies and interests include:
ROOMMATE
NAME:
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Stereo/iPod
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
TV/Video
The things we each value are:
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Games
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Furniture
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
Appliances
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Our lifestyle choices include (ex:
(fridge/
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
vegetarian, alcohol use, etc.):
microwave)
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Clothing
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Food
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
STUDYING
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Our preferences for studying include:
Computer
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Studying with the TV on?
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Studying with music?
Cell Phone
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Studying in silence?
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Where do we do most of our studying?
Personal Care
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Items
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Other Items
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
SECURITY
_____________
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
When will we lock the room?
PET PEEVES
Will anyone be allowed in our room
What are each of our pet peeves?
when neither of us is present?
BUILDING: ___________
BELOIT COLLEGE ROOMMATE AGREEMENT
ROOM:
___________
ROOMATES: ________________________________________________________________
Communication is the most important factor in building a good roommate relationship. Many roommates
assume they know how each other feels and do not discuss issues like the use of personal belongings.
These assumptions are not always correct and can lead to conflict. The Roommate Agreement will help
you begin the process of discussing issues that have been found to be sources of conflict. Once a potential
conflict is identified, it can be resolved through compromise before a major problem arises. Your RA is
always a resource for you too, but they’ll often ask what your roommate agreement says!
BREAKING THE ICE
SHARING BELONGINGS
Have you ever shared a room before?
Make mention of things that each roommate is willing to share, not
willing to share, or would prefer for others to ask before using.
Our hobbies and interests include:
ROOMMATE
NAME:
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Stereo/iPod
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
TV/Video
The things we each value are:
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Games
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Furniture
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
Appliances
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Our lifestyle choices include (ex:
(fridge/
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
vegetarian, alcohol use, etc.):
microwave)
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Clothing
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Food
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
STUDYING
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Our preferences for studying include:
Computer
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Studying with the TV on?
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Studying with music?
Cell Phone
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Studying in silence?
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Where do we do most of our studying?
Personal Care
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
Items
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
YES ______
Other Items
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
NO ______
SECURITY
_____________
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
ASK ______
When will we lock the room?
PET PEEVES
Will anyone be allowed in our room
What are each of our pet peeves?
when neither of us is present?
SLEEPING
CLEANING/CARE OF THE ROOM
At what times does the room need to be quiet?
How clean do we expect to keep our room?
On weekdays? __________ On weekends? __________
How frequently will we vacuum?
What does quiet mean to each of you? (Consider
Who will be responsible for this?
music, TV, computer noise, quiet talking, etc.)
How frequently will we empty the trash?
Who will be responsible for this?
Can any lights be on when one of the roommates is
How frequently will we clean other parts of the
sleeping?
room?
What other chores need to occur?
What is okay to do in the morning while one
roommate is still sleeping?
Who will be responsible for these?
How will we treat our shared spaces and our
Most weeknights, each of us expects to go to sleep by
individual spaces in terms of cleaning?
this time:
Most weekdays, each of us expects to wake up at this
time:
How will we tell each other if something is not clean
enough?
VISITORS
Are daytime guests acceptable?
CONFLICT
How many guests at a time are okay?
How will we tell each other if something is bothering
For what purpose?
us? (examples: confront it right away, write a note,
Studying?
Socializing?
ask the RA for advice, etc.)
Are overnight guests acceptable?
What causes you stress, and how do you express
Does gender matter?
stress? How can your roommate help or not add to
your stress?
How much notice should be provided to the other
roommate(s) before an overnight guest visits?
ALONE TIME
ALCOHOL
How will we share with each other when we want to
Will alcohol be allowed in our room?
have alone time in the room? Are there particular
times to set aside for each of us to be alone in the
How will we keep our room under control if alcohol is
room?
being consumed and others are present?

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