Helping College Students with Roommates

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While summer may be in full swing, it won’t be long until kids start heading back to school. Barron Whited, an Agora Cyber Charter School Guidance Counselor, shares some tips to help college freshmen make the transition to life with a roommate.

Helping College Students with Roommates

As many college freshmen will be going to college soon, they may have decided to stay on campus to become more involved in clubs or organizations. Living with others can be a very exciting experience that provides a long laundry list of life skills. However, it can be a challenging time of learning how to navigate around others’ schedules, habits and cleanliness. Here are some tips to help students to get along with roommates: 

1.         Meet before Move-in Day

2.         Ongoing Conversations

3.         Roommate Contract

4.         Communicate and Negotiation

5.         Be Flexible and Remain Positive

Visit Barron’s website for more great information. 

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