There are numerous resources available that will help you learn more about how to successfully live with a roommate. Here are a few hand-picked ones to get your started, and we encourage you to do some searching on your own! Let us know if you find a good one worth posting for others.
Facebook and Your Roommate
Chronicle of Higher Education: Judging roommates by their Facebook cover (Subscription required)
Contacting Your Roommate for the First Time
Transition to Life with a Roommate
Tips for Parents
NPR: Coping with a college roommate (Audio segment w/ transcript)
Cohen, H. (2009). The naked roommate: And 107 other issues you might run into in college (3rd ed.). Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Fee, S. (2005). My roommate is driving me crazy!: Solve conflicts, set boundaries, and survive the college roommate from Hell. Avon, MA: Adams Media.
Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2000). Millennials rising: The next great generation. New York: Vintage Books.
Malone, M. S. (2005). The everything college survival book: From social life to study skills-All you need to know to fit right in! (2nd ed.). Avon, MA: F+W Publications, Inc.
Coburn, K. L., & Treeger, M. L. (2003). Letting go: A parent’s guide to understanding the college years (4th ed.). New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Johnson, H. E., & Schelhas-Miller, C. (2000). Don’t tell me what to do, just send money: The essential parenting guide to the college years. New York: St. Martin’s Press.