New year, new school, new way to live - that's the experience of a new college student. Here are our suggestions on how to be a great roommate at Western Michigan University.

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    Make sure you have enough money to pay your bills.

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    Compromise (your not always right)

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    Respect their privacy.

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    Be honest (have the uncomfortable conversation to make living together better).

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    Clean up your mess (enough said).

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    Lock your doors and windows (safety first, plus you don't want anything stolen).

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    Don't eat their food without permission.

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    Be generous.

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    Don't talk about your roommate behind their back on social media.

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    And the number way to be a great roommate is to treat them how you want to be treated!