Ask Your Roommate

  • Are you a morning person or night owl?
  • When do you have to get up in the morning?
  • Do you like to listen to the radio and snooze a lot in the morning, or do you like to wake up to the buzzer and hit the shower right away?
  • How messy or neat do you keep your room?
  • How do you feel about your roommate borrowing your belongings?
  • Would you like them to ask first?
  • Do you like to sleep with the windows open or closed? The room warm or cool?
  • How do you feel about visitors or overnight guests?
  • Do you like to study in the library or in the room? With the radio on or in silence?
  • How will you work your message system so that you each get your messages on time?
  • How do you feel about using alcohol?

Suggested Roommate Topics for Discussion:

  • Study habits (times/areas)
  • Noise levels (music/TV)
  • Security (locking doors/windows)
  • Gatherings
  • Telephone use/payment/taking messages
  • Overnight guests
  • Alcohol (consumption/values/practices)
  • Hygiene/Cleaning (how often, by whom)
  • Borrowing Items
  • Sleeping habits
  • Mail pick-up
  • Pet peeves
  • Food (sharing/cooking)
  • Room temperature
  • Wadrobe issue

Additional Discussion Items

  • The way I react to most people when I first meet them is...
  • What I would like to tell you about my family and community I grew up in is...
  • What I miss most being away from home is...
  • My hobbies and interests are...
  • The way I would like to decorate our room/apartment is...
  • Some things I like to spend money on are...
  • My greatest pet peeve is...
  • When I'd rather be left alone, I will...
  • I usually let people know I'm angry by...
  • When I'm feeling sad or upset, I usually...
  • Something that always cheers me up is...