What NOT to Do with Your Roommate / 對待室友的7個不


The Student Residence is your home where memories stay for life. Your roommate is by your side at all time so never do harm to him/her. No matter where he/her comes from, treat them with the greatest Hong Kong hospitality! Last time, we talked about what to do with your roommate. Now, I would like to show you the not-to-do list:

  1. Abandon the room. It’s your very own room and a home between you two. It would be a shame if you are always absent from your roommate’s hall life.
  2. Be a slob. No one likes sweeping or vacuuming. However, by respecting each other and sharing common responsibilities with a roommate, it makes life easier. You can establish a schedule for chore shifts. Regular cleanup with your roommate polishes your living space and also your relationship!
  3. Produce unnecessary disturbance. When your roommate is studying, sleeping or trying to sleep, making noises is inconsiderate. You may keep the noise and light levels down. Don’t blast your music or have a loud conversation on your phone. You don’t want to be the reason for his/her failed English test the next morning.
  4. Leave the air conditioner on when you leave. Even though the fee is cheap, the hours add up and the cost will be a huge amount. Just press the button!
  5. Never bring your key along when you go out. When you go home, you may have someone to open the door for you (your parents or siblings). Now you are in the residence, your roommate is not going to be your doorman. Keep your key on you!
  6. Leave your toilet un-flushed. I’m not going to lecture you on personal hygiene. Just wish you luck when greeting flies, mosquitoes and other unimaginable creatures you wish not to see.
  7. Keep a pet. We know animal are our friends.  However, keeping animals in hall does not only cause hygiene issues, it is also a violation to hall rules and may receive a penalty as heavy as a hall suspension.  Volunteering for animal welfare organisation is a great alternative!

Writer: YEUNG Nga Yi, Yemmi
Photographer: Hydie CHEUNG (SRO)



  1. 丟下房間不管。這是你的房間,好比你兩口子的家。作為室友的你如果總是不在,你室友的大學生活將會黯然失色。
  2. 把房間弄得亂成一團糟。沒有人喜歡像灰姑娘一樣吸塵掃地,但要是能與室友互相尊重,一起分擔責任,事情就易辦了。你可以定下家務表或規則一起定期清潔,令居家環境眼前一亮。
  3. 製造不必要的騷擾。當室友正在溫習、睡覺或打瞌睡時,你在一邊吵鬧是很不貼心的。音量和光度可以盡量減低。不要大聲播放音樂、講電話。你絕不想成為他明早英文測驗不合格的幕後推手。
  4. 離開時忘了關冷氣。雖然費用挺划算,但加起來就一點都不便宜了。只要你一指之力按個按鈕而已。
  5. 總不帶/丟失門卡。任何時間回宿舍,都要個人幫你開門。以前有你媽,現在就變成你室友了,但他/她並沒有責任要給你看門,所以門卡還是隨身袋穩好了。
  6. 不沖廁。長氣說話不多講了,希望你不會遇到蒼蠅、蚊子或者其他難以想象的生物吧。
  7. 養寵物。雖知動物是我們的朋友,可是在宿舍飼養動物不但會影響環境衛生,更是一種違規的行為,違規者可被停宿。心癢的話,自個兒到動物保護團體當義工是另一種不錯的選擇!

文: 楊雅怡
攝: 張凱貽 (學生宿舍處)