Most students enjoy the opportunity to meet new people and broaden their horizons beginning the first day of move–in, when meeting their roommate. Generally, residents find the experience of living with another person to be very rewarding. Berkeley's diverse student population provides for a very defining residential experience. Students appreciate the value of meeting people from different backgrounds and learning from each other.
As freshman year is usually the first time many students will have lived with roommates, the transition can sometimes be difficult. Residential Living has developed several methods to facilitate a respectful and fun living arrangement.
Upon moving into the halls, Resident Assistants require new students to draw up "roommate agreements" to address the issue of guests, study time, personal belongings, and conflict resolution.
Residents are encouraged to be open–minded and honest in communicating with others. All students must take responsibility for their actions and share the responsibility for a positive roomming experience.
Please visit the many resources regarding living with a roommate, located to the left.
Play the video clip below to hear Foothill resident Cynthia discuss what it's like to live with a roommate.
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