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.
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)
Sample of your roommate agreement: You will meet with your RA in the first two weeks of class to discuss an agreement similar to the one provided in this link!
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.