Based on the available space in the First Year residence halls (in double-, 三,, 和四人合住的房间), 大多数一年级学生都有室友.
The information on your 住房 Application serves as a guide to match you with another person(s).
学生 may request specific roommates on their housing application and requests must be mutual in order to be considered.
多年来, many incoming Barnard students have expressed anxiety about deciding whether to request a roommate or to be paired with a roommate(s) through the matching process. It may seem easier or more comforting to live with someone you already know, 你在开放日期间遇到的人, 或者你在Facebook上认识的人. 然而, attending the same high school or sharing a common background does not predict a successful roommate match. The lifestyle questions on the 住房 Application have often proven to be a more accurate predictor of successful roommate matches.
学生 are strongly encouraged to be open to the roommate matching process, as it is a time-honored Barnard tradition that successfully matches students every year. Some students find that living with a person they knew prior to attending Barnard can be isolating, as they are less inclined to reach out and meet new people. Many students find that having a friend already on-campus who is not their roommate increases their social network.
If you do decide to mutually request to be roommates with other student(s), we encourage you to discuss the roommate matching questions from the 住房 Application to check that you would be compatible for living together.
Please note that the College makes room and roommate assignments without regard to race, 种族, 国家的起源, 宗教, 宗教信仰, 性取向, 社会经济地位, 饮食偏好, 能力, 和/或年龄.
Living with a roommate(s) can be one of the most exciting parts of your first year at Barnard; it can also be one of the most challenging. Everyone has their own habits and ways of approaching life. While sharing a room with others, there's bound to be some tension now and then.
沟通是关键. If you are feeling uncomfortable with anything that is going on in the room, the very best thing to do is approach your roommate(s) as soon as possible to talk about it. Most people are surprised to learn how accommodating roommates are willing to be, if and when they are approached in a constructive, 友善的态度. If you want to approach your roommate(s) about any issues, but you are not sure how to start the conversation, 和你的RA谈谈. They not only has training in these types of situations but also has experience with their roommate(s) from their own first year. They can help you work out a strategy of how to raise an issue in the most non-threatening way possible. A good way to start communicating with your roommate(s) is to discuss the topics in the FYF Roommate Agreement Workbook, 你会在培训中收到什么. Take a few moments in the first week of your arrival to discuss the questions presented there. You will be required to fill out a roommate contract to turn in to your RA.
The 住房 Portal will use the roommate matching questions form the application as a guide to assign students; however, due to the finite population of students to assign it may not be possible to place students with others who answered the questions the exact same way. 室友 should discuss their similarities and differences when they receive notification of their assignment or after moving in as a means to better understand each other & 建立合作关系.
What if You Don't Get Along with Your Roommate?
We believe students from diverse backgrounds can live well together if they communicate, 妥协, 并且对彼此诚实. You may find that you and your roommate become best friends or that you are able to coexist peacefully and be respectful roommates.
在任何关系中， 冲突是自然和健康的. When you are experiencing troubles with your roommate(s), the first step is to speak with them. 如果你仍然遇到麻烦, your RA will be able to help you with strategies to approach what is troubling you and/or help mediate a conversation with your roommate(s).
Typically room changes are not available for First Year students due to the residence halls being full (although 1换1直接交换房间 也许有可能). If a student is experiencing severe difficulties living with their roommate, Res Life staff will work with them and their roommate to mediate the conflicts that they are having. Following mediation meetings with the RA or Residence Hall Coordinator, the 社区 Director has the discretion to explore the possibility of a room change if they feels that it's in both students' best interest and if an open space is available.