Finding the right roommates(s) to live with is just as important as finding the right apartment. Roommate(s) are part of your living environment and lifestyles should be considered before choosing to live together. In order to prevent any disagreements that may occur, we strongly advise discussing all living conditions before signing a lease. Our Roommate Selection Checklist is a good place to start these discussions. After that, you should use a more in depth Roommate Agreement (PDF version here).
When conflicts seem unsolvable, there are next steps you can take. Northeastern’s Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution can help roommates by providing an impartial mediator. Use the Conflict Resolution & Mediation Request Form to schedule a meeting.
Remember, if you ever feel unsafe or feel that your roommate’s behavior is concerning, contact Boston Police (9-1-1) or Northeastern University Police Department (617-373-3333) for additional assistance.