Roommate Agreement Template - Pennsylvania

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EXAMINING YOUR DIFFERENCES
You have probably identified some areas in which you and your roommate have different living prefer-
ences. Take some time to discuss these areas and develop strategies to address these differences that
you are both comfortable with. Be specific and clear in detailing your thoughts below. Your RA will
follow up on the things that you’ve listed.
Identify different preference(s):
Possible compromise(s):
Identifying your priorities for comfortable living
The purpose of this contract is to give individuals sharing a
room the opportunity to examine each other’s personal styles
and preferences for living.
Discussion starters for difficult conversations:
We encourage you to set aside some time to discuss the follow-
When I am doing something that is bothering you, this is how I prefer to be approached...
If problems arise between us, we should approach them by...
ing questions with your roommate(s). By dedicating adequate
Of the items we’ve discussed today, the most important to me is...
time to these questions now, you may avoid conflicts in the fu-
If I am feeling frustrated, this is how you’ll know...
ture.
I find it easy/difficult to talk about these things because...
Take the time together to complete this contract and explain
AGREEMENT
each of your responses. Be as honest and specific as possible.
I have examined my living preferences with my roommate. We have developed comfortable solutions to
address areas in which we have different preferences. I understand that we will not always agree and
that we will need to continually address issues as they arise. I also understand and agree that the
Remember…communication is the key to the
strategies detailed here will be the guidelines for living in our room.
success of your living experience
Hall:
________________________
Room: ____________
at Penn State.
Name (print): __________________________ Name (print): ____________________________
Signature:
__________________________ Signature:
____________________________
Date:
_____________
Date:
_____________
EXAMINING YOUR DIFFERENCES
You have probably identified some areas in which you and your roommate have different living prefer-
ences. Take some time to discuss these areas and develop strategies to address these differences that
you are both comfortable with. Be specific and clear in detailing your thoughts below. Your RA will
follow up on the things that you’ve listed.
Identify different preference(s):
Possible compromise(s):
Identifying your priorities for comfortable living
The purpose of this contract is to give individuals sharing a
room the opportunity to examine each other’s personal styles
and preferences for living.
Discussion starters for difficult conversations:
We encourage you to set aside some time to discuss the follow-
When I am doing something that is bothering you, this is how I prefer to be approached...
If problems arise between us, we should approach them by...
ing questions with your roommate(s). By dedicating adequate
Of the items we’ve discussed today, the most important to me is...
time to these questions now, you may avoid conflicts in the fu-
If I am feeling frustrated, this is how you’ll know...
ture.
I find it easy/difficult to talk about these things because...
Take the time together to complete this contract and explain
AGREEMENT
each of your responses. Be as honest and specific as possible.
I have examined my living preferences with my roommate. We have developed comfortable solutions to
address areas in which we have different preferences. I understand that we will not always agree and
that we will need to continually address issues as they arise. I also understand and agree that the
Remember…communication is the key to the
strategies detailed here will be the guidelines for living in our room.
success of your living experience
Hall:
________________________
Room: ____________
at Penn State.
Name (print): __________________________ Name (print): ____________________________
Signature:
__________________________ Signature:
____________________________
Date:
_____________
Date:
_____________
Roommate name _________________________
Roommate name _________________________
NOTE: Residents are only permitted to have guests in their rooms if they ask and receive explicit permission from
I have shared a room before
I have shared a room before
their roommate(s). Students may have an overnight guest in their room for a maximum of three consecutive nights.
I have never shared a room before
I have never shared a room before
Name ________________________________________
Name ________________________________________
I am:
I am:
Arrangements for overnight guests should be made:
Arrangements for overnight guests should be made:
○ an early bird
○ an late riser
○ an early bird
○ an late riser
_________ days / _______ weeks in advance
_________ days / _______ weeks in advance
When I am asleep it is okay for my roommate to:
When I am asleep it is okay for my roommate to:
When it comes to having overnight guests/friends:
When it comes to having overnight guests/friends:
○ have music on
○ have the TV on
○ have music on
○ have the TV on
I would mind male guests
I would mind male guests
○ use a desk light
○ have guests over
○ use a desk light
○ have guests over
I would not mind male guests
I would not mind male guests
○ talk on the phone
○ use the computer
○ talk on the phone
○ use the computer
I would mind female guests
I would mind female guests
○ have the overhead light on
○ have the overhead light on
I would not mind female guests
I would not mind female guests
Significant other
Significant other
Is this true for both morning and night?
Is this true for both morning and night?
I would mind
I would mind
○ yes
○ no
○ yes
○ no
I would not mind
I would not mind
My roommate’s guests using my bed to sit or sleep is:
My roommate’s guests using my bed to sit or sleep is:
I prefer living in a room that is:
I prefer living in a room that is:
okay
○ not okay
okay
○ not okay
○ quiet
○ has some noise
○ quiet
○ has some noise
Overnight guests are allowed (to be agreed upon):
Overnight guests are allowed (to be agreed upon):
○ has constant noise
○ has constant noise
○ every weekend
○ every other weekend
○ every weekend
○ every other weekend
○ once a month
○ 2-3 times per semester
○ once a month
○ 2-3 times per semester
I prefer to study:
I prefer to study:
in my room
○ in the library
in my room
○ in the library
I usually go to bed:
I usually go to bed:
other:
other:
before 11 p.m.
○ between 11 p.m. & midnight
before 11 p.m.
○ between 11 pm & midnight
in the morning
○ in the afternoon
in the morning
○ in the afternoon
between midnight & 1 a.m.
between midnight & 1 a.m.
in the evening
○ in the late evening
in the evening
○ in the late evening
after 1 a.m.
after 1 a.m.
When studying in my room, I prefer:
When studying in my room, I prefer:
I expect to receive phone calls after 11 p.m. or before 8 a.m.:
I expect to receive phone calls after 11 p.m. or before 8 a.m.:
complete quiet
○ low music
complete quiet
○ low music
frequently
○ sometimes
○ never
frequently
○ sometimes
○ never
loud music
○ television
loud music
○ television
I have concerns about receiving calls after 11 p.m. or
I have concerns about receiving calls after 11 p.m. or
I prefer our room be kept:
I prefer our room be kept:
before 8 a.m.:
before 8 a.m.:
neat
○ in between
neat
○ in between
yes
○ no
yes
○ no
messy
○ no preference
messy
○ no preference
I prefer the room temperature to be:
I prefer the room temperature to be:
Borrowing personal belongings is: (including computer)
Borrowing personal belongings is: (including computer)
cool
warm
○ very warm
cool
warm
○ very warm
okay
○ not okay
okay
○ not okay
depends
○ no preference
depends
○ no preference
I prefer the windows to be:
I prefer the windows to be:
open
closed
open
closed
If depends, please elaborate on desired conditions:
If depends, please elaborate on desired conditions:
depends on the weather
depends on the weather
no preference
no preference
If depends, please elaborate on desired conditions:
If depends, please elaborate on desired conditions:
When it comes to privacy, I need:
When it comes to privacy, I need:
a lot
○ some
○ very little
a lot
○ some
○ very little
Can your roommate eat your food? ○ yes ○ no
Can your roommate eat your food? ○ yes ○ no
(To be agreed upon by all roommates)
Do you prefer an alcohol-free room?
Do you prefer an alcohol-free room?
yes
no
yes
no
We will clean our room
Cleaning products purchased…
Have designated cleaning tasks?
no preference
no preference
○ daily
○ weekly
○ separately
○ jointly
○ yes
○ no
○ monthly
○ as needed

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