Living with Your Roommate

Your enjoyment of residence hall living depends largely on the consideration you and your roommate(s) show each other. If there is one factor that is the most important determinant of roommate success, that factor is communication.

Roommate Agreements

Roommates need to communicate with each other. An ideal opportunity for this communication exists at the beginning of the year, when residence hall staff distributes the Roommate Agreement forms. These agreements initiate discussion of issues that commonly cause conflict between roommates, such as hours for sleep and study, use of the stereo and TV, guests, etc. We highly recommend that you take the time to talk over these issues with your roommate(s) as the year begins in order to avoid future difficulties. Please consult your RA or Resident Director for help with this process. 

Review this document for tips on being a great roomate! 

Room Changes

Room change requests may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of your Resident Director and depending on space availability.

If you wish to change rooms or halls, talk to your RA and discuss the various options. After you have discussed this with your RA, then contact the Resident Director. Please note that no room changes will be made on the basis of discrimination or prejudice.

Room change requests can be made on the UK Housing Portal on your MyUK page.