Roommate Struggles 101

Night Owls

Being in college requires a great deal of time management. For some, that means work all day, and get a good amount of sleep at night. If you’re lucky, that’s the kind of roommate you’ll have. If you’re not so lucky, you’ll have the roommate that sleeps the day away, and then decides to give their disk jockeying skills a go at midnight. If this is what you’re dealing with, this is the page for you.

Sleeping with a Noisy Roommates
Having trouble sleeping?
Immature drummer
There's nothing like living with the greatest drummer of pots and pans alive!

A solution from an RA, Alyssa, Florida State University

"I just talked to my roommate. She was being really loud with this guy and I texted her asking if they could keep it down just a little bit. But, I put it in funny texting words to keep it light hearted while still getting my point across. Ex. "YoUr WoOmiE iZ WeAlLy SwEePy. JoE's a LoUd LiOn. CoUlD YoUzA hElP a WooMiE OWt?" Or when their sex was waking me up, I had to just straight up tell her. She was so embarrassed that she came back apologizing twice. They haven't had sex here again since. Communication has been working like a charm. But, if I hadn't talked to her, I'd still be hearing the horizontal mambo all morning and night."