7. Save sexy times for when your roommate’s not home. You know what’s awkward? Hearing – or worse, seeing – your roommate having sex in the bed three feet from yours. That doesn’t exactly foster congenial relations, so while it may be convenient in the short-term, be respectful and keep your rolls in the hay out of your roommie’s way. Learn each other’s schedules and plan your romps when the other will be gone, and utilize other places, like your partner’s room/ apartment, the back of your car, and that out-of-the-way corner of the library you’ve heard rumors about. 8. Don’t talk shit. Resist the urge to vent about your roommate to mutual friends. College is a small world and your social circle is even tinier. Everything you say will get back to the person you’re talking about. So when you have to vent, do so with people who don’t know or aren’t close with your roommate, like your hometown friends, your family, or the magical tour guide you meet every time you do bong hits with your study group from chemistry class.