When living with another person, each person has rights and responsibilities for making the roommate relationship work. Communication is of critical importance before you decide to live with someone. 
·         Talk to your potential roommates about what the atmosphere of the house/apartment going to be like? Also be sure to ask about significant others staying over-what is acceptable? 
·         How are bills going to be shared-example: whose name will appear on the electric bill, cable bill etc.? How will this person be paid/reimbursed for the utilities? 
·         Will food be shared? 
·         How will chores be split? 
·         Who will purchase general items for the house? (dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)?
·         You are strongly encouraged to fill out an off campus roommate agreement. For an agreement go to the Commuter Services website (