The Residence Life Department of Carson-Newman University strives to build community among fellow students through purposeful relationships. One of the most important relationships you will have in the residence hall is the relationship you have with your roommate. Communication is essential for a positive relationship with your roommate. By sitting down and discussing the boundaries you and your roommate want to set; many future problems can be defused by confronting them upfront. Please use the following form in this manner: 1. Discuss each question and let your roommate know your preference 2. Examine and discuss the differences with your roommate(s). 3. Try to agree on a way to resolve those differences before conflicts arise, in a manner that will be satisfactory to all of you. This may involve compromise, so please be open and flexible, yet assertive of your own needs. 4. Write down the simple rule that you both agree to follow
What Building Do You Live In?
What is your room number? (ex/ 302W)
What are your names? (ex. Kristen Wigg and Tina Fey)
Agree on the boundary you want to set on your sound systems. Then write down a rule you both agree to follow.
Agree on a rule you want to set on using each other's TV and/or game system. Then write down a rule you both agree to follow.
Agree on a rule you want to set on using each other's computer. Then write down a rule you both agree to follow.
Agree on a rule you want to folllow when it comes to your microwave, fridge etc. Then write down a rule you both agree to follow.
Agree on a rule you want to folllow when it comes to sharing clothes. Then write down a rule you both agree to follow.
Agree on a rule you want to folllow when it comes to each individual's food/drinks. Then write down a rule you both agree to follow.
Another area of potential difficulty is “responsibilities”. It is important for roommates to share the responsibilities that are part of the residence hall experience. Things such as cleaning the room, keeping the room secure, messages and phone use, and other shared responsibilities for the living area are all important matters that cannot be neglected.
What rule do you want to set in place for locking the door and securing your valuables?
Unclean and Messy Room
What is the limit for the amount of clutter and disarray that you will allow?
Who is responsible for taking out the trash? Who is responsible for basic cleaing of the room? etc.
What will the temperature of the room be?
What time or rules do you both agree to follow when it comes time for quiet hours (Hall wide quiet hours begin at 12AM).
What specific "preferences" would you like when you have an opposite gender guest. (**Remember - The privacy of a roomate always takes priority over a guest.)
When a conflict arises between any of us concerning our living preferences, we agree to take these steps to resolve the issue:
By each roommate writing down their name and CN ID number, you agree to: Follow the rules set by Residence Life, agree to work with your roommate in defusing any problems that arise and to discuss any future concerns or problems with your RA in a timely manner. - Each roommate write your name, followed by your CN ID Number (ex. June Carter 00007)
Should be Empty: