How do roommates live together successfully?

Whether a roommate is your best friend from home or someone you just met, someone very similar to you or very different; your best bet to having a successful relationship with a roommate is through open, honest and respectful communication. 

It is important to talk to your roommate early to not have the problem escalate. If you have concerns or are struggling with a roommate contact your Resident Assistant. He or she can be a great resource to you as a sounding board, to mediate a conflict, or help you and your roommate to develop a roommate contract with agreed upon standards for the room.