Your Roommate

Roommates are an exciting part of your college experience.

Hope College studentOnce you receive your roommate match through your account, reach out via phone or email before you arrive on campus.

Open, candid communication about your expectations for sharing a space will help ensure that the first semester goes smoothly. Here are a few suggestions for things to talk over with your roommate:

  • What type of environment do you need for studying?
  • Can you fall asleep with music or the TV on?
  • Do you have any allergies?
  • How do you feel about people of the opposite sex in our space?
  • Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  • What is your definition of “clean”?
  • What appliances/electronics are you planning to bring? What can we share?
  • What made you choose Hope?
  • What is your family like?
  • What kinds of things are you hoping to get involved with on campus?