CSU Chico Roommate Agreement Form

Hall: ______________ Room #: ________
University Housing and Food Service (CSU Chico) Roommate Agreement Form
During Opening Week and at any point during the academic year you receive a new roommate, you and your
roommates should discuss your shared expectations for living together and complete a Roommate Agreement Form. By
establishing ground rules early, roommates increase their chances of having a positive experience!
Set aside some time—at least a half hour—to devote to completing the agreement. By honestly expressing your
feelings and reactions to these topics, you will find it easier to understand and empathize with each other during the
trials and tribulations of college life. When conflicts arise, revisiting these topics and communicating openly can help
resolve disputes before they become unsolvable. If you find yourselves faced with a particularly difficult situation, talk
with your roommate first, then your Resident Advisor: it all comes down to respectful communication. Policies
described in Living In and your Student Housing License Agreement should be considered during your discussion
when appropriate. This agreement will be reviewed in six weeks’ time.
Topics for Discussion
Living Room
(stove, oven,
counters, mopping)
(picking up, dusting,
vacuuming, emptying
(picking up,
(tub, toilet,
sinks, mirrors,
trash removal)
areas of
Discussion Areas
Shopping: What, if any, items will be purchased
together? How will community items be purchasedwith a collected allowance or splitting cost after
Cooking: Who and how will cooking be arrangedtogether or on a rotating schedule? How will
cleaning be handled after cooking?
Cupboard/Fridge space: How will space be
allocated and organized?
Sharing food: Will food be shared? If so, how? (e.g.
agree beforehand, ask first, etc.)
Other areas of concern?
Discussion Areas
How will messages be taken and relayed?
How often should voicemail be checked?
Other areas of concern? (e.g. cut off time for
receiving phone calls)
May you use my possessions?
Please specify which items
are okay to borrow:
Please specify which items
are NOT okay to borrow:
If items are lost or damaged,
how will we resolve repair
and/or replacement?
Other areas of concern:
Roommate A
Yes ___ No ___
Yes, but ask ____
Roommate B
Yes ___ No ___
Yes, but ask ____
Roommate C
Yes ___ No ___
Yes, but ask ____
Hours reserved for studying:
Minimal quiet hours (refer to
Living In guide)
Sun-Thurs 9PM-9AM; Fri-Sat 12AM-9AM
Roommate A
Roommate B
Roommate C
Where will studying be
What time do you go to bed
during the weeknight?
What time do you wake up during
the week? Weekends?
When a roommate wants to go to
bed, I will NOT do the following:
The thermostat will be set at the
Warm days (Higher than 75 degrees)
During the day:
During the night:
Roommate A
Cool days (Lower than 75 degrees)
During the day:
During the night:
Roommate B
Roommate C
Should advance notice be given
before a planned guest arrives? If
yes, how much is appropriate?
Will overnight guests be permitted
when roommates are present?
Platonic? Romantic?
Will overnight guests be permitted
when roommates are NOT present?
Platonic? Romantic?
When I’m gone, may my
roommate’s guests use my
belongings? Please specify any
concerns. (e.g. bed)
How late are guests allowed to visit
on weekdays? Weekends?
Other areas of concern?
Conflict Resolution
Roommate A
Roommate B
Roommate C
How would I like to approach my
roommate when conflict arises?
How would I like to be
approached when conflict arises
with my roommate?
How will I use our Roommate
Agreement to mediate conflict?
What role will our Resident
Advisor play in conflict
Security (Please refer to the Living In guidelines and initial below)
I agree to lock all doors, windows, and balcony/patio door of our room and/or apartment whenever I leave.
I agree to take my key/ID card with me whenever I leave, and not to loan my key to guests/friends.
I will not rely on my roommate if I lose my key and will take responsibility for the loss.
It is important for each roommate to consider all of the above issues and discuss them with their other
roommates for increased understanding before problems may arise. Most roommate conflicts can be
prevented by communicating with each other and reaching mutually agreed upon living arrangements.
Discuss issues first, and then utilize your Resident Advisor as a resource in reviewing and mediating
roommate agreements. Your signing this document indicates that you understand the agreements that were
Signature (R1) ________________________________________
Date ______________
Signature (R2) ________________________________________
Date ______________
Signature (R3) ________________________________________
Date ______________