Questions for Potential Roommates

Finding a compatible Roommate(s) is the first step to securing off-campus housing. Share the responsibility of paying bills and spread them among roommates so all can begin to develop a positive credit history in their own name. Make sure you are careful in matching interests, cleanliness, studying and social habits. The questions below will help you find the right match.

  • What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
  • Does your family live in-state? Do they like to visit and stay with you?
  • How often do you prefer to do dishes, vacuum, clean the bathtub, etc?
  • Are you currently involved with anyone? Are they going to be an overnight guest?
  • What in the house do you like to share (food, cleaning supplies, shower stuff)?
  • What is your usual bedtime?
  • What time do you get ready for work/class in the morning?
  • How often do you cook?
  • What are your study habits? Do you prefer to study in the apartment or away from the apartment?
  • Do you need absolute quiet to study, or do you prefer background noise (radio, television, etc.)? What time of day is best for you to study?
  • Where do you like to socialize in the evening?
  • What kind of music do you listen to?
  • What other debts do you have besides rent? (car, insurance, tuition, credit card debt)
  • Do your friends like to come and stay with you?
  • What kind of furniture do you have?
  • Do you watch TV? How often? What shows?
  • Do you usually pay your bills on time?
  • Do you drink and/or smoke? How often?
  • What kind of grades to you earn/want to earn?
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