Finding a Housemate

Often times, it is too expensive to live by yourself. Having a housemate can cut costs dramatically while still keeping you connected to campus events and activities.

Be sure to post about yourself and your housing interests on our housing Facebook group or housing listserv. If you work through an agent, be sure to let them know a little about yourself, so they can help you match with other housemates you will likely get along with!

How Do I Choose and Live With a Housemate?

Living with a housemate can be one of the most rewarding experiences of graduate school. The key to living with someone is to remember that everyone has the right to live in a safe, clean and healthy situation that allows them to pursue academic and personal endeavors. With that in mind, we have included some suggestions in hopes that your experience leads to a successful, healthy housemate relationship.

Prior to Arrival

Upon Arrival

Living with someone from a different region of your country or an entirely different country can be an extremely rewarding experience. Yet, challenges exist. Different communities have different concepts of personal space, ownership, communal space and property, food, noise, money, etc. It is important that you are as direct and patient as possible to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts.