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The Sims 4 Discover University: Roommates Guide

The Sims 4 Discover University sees the long-awaited return of roommates! Now there are two variations of roommates. The first is those who are automatically assigned to live alongside your Sim in university housing. This could be on campus or on a specified university housing lot. Of course with the game automatically assigning roommates, you could be in for a few surprises!

The second way of gaining roommates is actually by placing an advertisement. This actually allows your  Sim to get to know potential new roommates before asking them to move in. You also don’t have to be attending university to use this feature.

Placing an Advertisement

Placing an advertisement for a roommate is easy. Simply head over to a computer/laptop and under the Household menu, you will find the option to create an advertisement. Alternatively, you can use your Sims’ cell phone and again under the Household tab, you will find the option to place an advertisement.

Once you place the advertisement, you will receive a notification telling you that your advertisement has been placed for a new roommate.

If, once you have placed your advertisement you decide that you no longer want to look for a roommate, simply repeat the process again to cancel the advertisement.

After You Place The Advertisement

Once you have placed your advertisement you will need to make sure that you have space to accommodate a new roommate. Whether this is their own room or a bed and some simple furniture in an existing bedroom.

It can take a few Sim days for applications to arrive. You will be able to tell which Sims are coming to meet your Sim as they will have Potential Roommate above their name.

Once the applicants arrive, you can get to know them and interact with them just like you would with any normal Sim.

When you have decided on the Sim you want to become your new roommate, simply click on them and navigate to the Roommate menu. You can then use the Accept as new Roommate option.  As soon as you select a Sim to be your Roommate your advert will be closed and taken down. The chosen Sim will also move straight in.

Living With Your New Roommate

Your new roommate is now a part of your everyday life. The fact you have handpicked this Sim will hopefully mean they will help out around the home with cooking and cleaning. Just watch out as you may end up with a disruptive Sim who will throw surprise parties and not help around the home.

Roommates will also help contribute towards the household funds via rent. The amount of rent varies depending on how many Sims you have as roommates.

You will find that Roommates won’t move out on their own and only if you kick them out if you need to. Once they have left you can place an advertisement again to help find a new roommate.


Additional Information

  • Roommates are not restricted just to the world of Britechester. Regardless of where your Sim lives or if they live in a standard home, apartment or penthouse you can have roommates.
  • The number of roommates depends on the number of beds. This is the same for both university housing and for normal gameplay.
  • University roommates are automatically generated. They will also claim their beds too.
  • You may notice that roommates will leave you little notes from time to time as well. You will be able to either compliment or complain to the roommate who left the note too!

What are you looking forward to the most when playing with roommates? Let us know in the comments below.

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Krista

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