Matchmaker, Matchmaker | National Apartment Association

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Student housing providers can avoid risk and reduce roommate disputes by enabling residents to choose their own roommates.

Another turn season has come and gone in off-campus student housing—but the headaches don’t end there. All of the new move-ins are settled in and student housing property managers are now bracing themselves for the endless phone calls, emails and visits from students who already don’t like their roommates.

Consider resident “Katherine,” for example, who is requesting that you meet with her roommates and set rules about cleaning, when it’s acceptable to have boyfriends stay the night and the stress she is dealing with from the leftover Chinese food containers in the fridge for the past week.

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