Living in a small space with another person is never easy and conflicts may arise, but they should not make your year an uncomfortable one.
There are several things you can do if you have an issue with a roommate.
One thing that a lot of people do not do is talk to their roommate about the situation first. Problems are often solved by going directly to the root of the conflict.
If the issue is not solved by communicating with your roommate, then you can go to your Resident Assistant (RA) and asked for advice on what can be done. RAs are there for students in situations such as a roommate conflict.
If worse comes to worse, moving to a new room is an option, however this should always be a last resort.
You do not have to be best friends with your roommate, but you have to at least respect one another as you’ll be sharing the same room together. No matter the size, conflicts should be dealt with to make for an easier, fulfilling year.
And roommates: Don’t cause any unnecessary conflict with the person who lives with you. College is a time for growth and acceptance. Be the individual to strive to be better person. Your college years only last so long, so try and make the best of them.