Current ResidentsTips for Parents/Guardians during Mooov-InActions parents/guardians take on Move-In day will either support or undermine the development of positive roommate relationships between your son or daughter and their roommate. Listed below are some things that you can do to help your student begin this process on the right foot.
Prior to Mooov-In
- Talk about keeping an open mind with regards to the types of people your student can room with successfully.
- Prepare your student to live with someone who may have a very different background and values. Students often take cues from parents/guardians about how to handle diversity.
- Be sure to make your student's roommate feel welcome, especially if you arrive in the room first. Encourage your student to wait for his roommate to arrive before making big decisions such as furniture placement and overall decor.
- Step back during move-in and allow your student and their roommate to arrange and decorate their own room. Making these first decisions together will allow roommates to begin the process of sharing ideas and making agreements.