How to Help Your Student Through a Roommate Conflict

Roommate conflicts are very stressful for your student, for you as a parent, and also for the university staff that are involved in helping your student resolve their conflict. Although living with a stranger may be at times challenging for your student, it also provides terrific opportunities to learn and acquire life-long skills that relate to communication, negotiation, assertiveness, tolerance, and patience. The staff of WSU Housing & Residence Life understands that living situations are not always ideal. Moving into a new environment with a new roommate can cause both anxiety and tension. However, parents can be very helpful in their student’s transition to having an enjoyable roommate relationship.


Helpful tips for assisting your student through a roommate conflict.