-Where are you from?
-What was your high school like?
-What is your family like?
-What activities/interests do you have?
-What did you do this summer?
-Do you have any allergies/medical/ mental conditions to be aware of?
-What do you generally prefer the temperature to be?
-What is your mood most of the time?
-How would you describe yourself?
-What kinds of things annoy you?
-What is your idea of relaxing?
-What might cheer you up?
-When do you prefer to be left alone?
-How do you respond to stress?
-If upset, do you like to talk about it?
-How much private time do you need?
-Would you prefer to bunk/loft the beds, or leave them on the ground ?
-Do you want to try to coordinate colors for bedding and the room?
*Be sure to coordinate who is bringing/buying futon (if applicable), refrigerator, tv, rug etc. It may be easier to have each person own specific parts of the room rather than splitting costs.
-What does "clean" mean to you?
-How often will you clean your individual areas?
-How often will you clean the whole room? What chores are divided up?
-How often will you remove trash? Who will do it and on what rotation?
-How do you best communicate (in the moment, after cooling off...)
-How do I want my roommate to communicate to me if I am doing something she doesn’t like?
-What is the longest we wait before saying anything about what might be bothering us? (3 day max is recommended)
-Light sleeper or a heavy sleeper?
-How much sleep do you need?
-Are you a morning or evening person?
-How long does it take to fall asleep?
-Will you need an eyemask/earplugs?
-Do you snore?
-Where do you like to study: in a lounge? In the library? In the room?
-Do you need complete quiet?
-What time of day do you study best?
-Do you study alone or in groups?
-What does "quiet" mean to you?
-What kinds of things can you sleep through, or what can you NOT sleep through (hairdryer, lights, talking)?
-Do you need complete quiet to study in the room? Would earbuds of your own music work?