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This may be the first time you share a small living space, bathroom facilities, and more with another person. While it can be challenging, it's also an important part of the college experience and can lead to close friendships that last beyond your time at Virginia Tech. Below are a few tips on making your roommate experience more rewarding for everyone.
In order to promote academic success and personal growth, roommates should create a living environment where they can:
Compromise and open communication between roommates can help prevent problems before they arise, or help settle them if they do happen. If you and your roommate can't reach an agreement after discussing your concerns with each other, contact your resident advisor (R.A.) or house supervisor. These staff members are trained to help mediate a situation and find a solution before making a room change.
Here are some tips for living in a residence hall community that will help create an enjoyable living environment for you and everyone in your hall.
Read Hokie Living for more information on how to be an active member of your residence hall community.