The person you will be closest to - at least in terms of proximity! -
is your roommate. Some roommates will become lifelong friends; others
may never have a chance to see each other again after their university
experience. Either way, your roommate will be present for your good
times and your bad times.
A strong roommate bond is based upon consideration and tolerance. By
that, we mean you respect your roommate's needs (and vice versa) and
learn to overlook, or maybe even appreciate, your roommate's
Communication is very important. Early in the semester, sit down with
your roommate and talk about issues that are important to you. Is it
okay to use your CD player when you are not there? Can you use space in
your roommate's refrigerator? Your Community Adviser (CA) is also available to help in
setting up a roommate agreement or in mediating disputes.
Requesting a roommate preference. You can indicate a
roommate preference when you complete your housing contract by adding
his/her UWSP ID# in the appropriate section. Make sure your friend does
the same on his/her contract since roommate requests must be mutual.
If you have already sent in your contract and you want to add a
preference, send us a letter that includes your name, your UWSP student
ID#, your friend's name, your friend's UWSP student ID# and your
If one of you is a returning UWSP resident, the returning resident must follow the
instructions included with their application materials for spring or fall
-- adding an ID number on your contract(s) will NOT work. Your contracts are processed outside of the computer assignment program.