Being a good roommate depends upon the ability to listen, communicate and compromise. Conflicts with roommates may arise. Therefore it is important to establish rules and expectations before you need them. Many roommates assume that they understand each other's feelings and do not communicate about issues such as the use of personal belongings, having guests and when the suite/apartment needs to be cleaned.
This contract reviews issues that are common among roommates and will help you and your roommates plan how to resolve them. It will also help you get to know your roommates better. This contract is also based upon the Campus Living Guide within your student handbook.
Download USC Upstate's roommate contract.