Roommates and Suitemates
Consider contacting your suitemates before you arrive to build relationships and get to know
them. There are many things to coordinate, and sharing space can be fun as well as challenging. Try some of
these icebreakers below to get the conversation going.
For You: hometown * high school * school activities * movie and TV favorites
For “Us”: similarities * differences * habits * sharing
Having a basic understanding of
each others' values and expectations helps to build a foundation for a
great year. The Community Assistants (CAs) may also help you
with the transition to college life. The CAs live in the residence hall and are trained to assist with
concerns or conflicts. If you find
yourself struggling to make things work with your roommate, please
reach out to your CA. Adjustments can be made after
you move in, bu the most important step is to talk to your CA.