This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Sep 12, 2014Dorm Mistakes Not To MakeJust... don't.by TheNewSchoolCommunity Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 10. Tagging your school in party pics. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com No one in the social media department, or any other part of the university for that matter, wants to see what happened last night. Be smart and practice safe consumption, but keep it to yourself and adhere to dorm policies (especially if you live in a dry dorm)! 9. Calling the RA prematurely. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com Key isn't working? Did you try inserting it the other way? Remember to troubleshoot the problem before calling for help. 8. Thinking that you have to be friends with your roommate(s). Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com This is not the case at all. Many people assume this and it can actually make things worse in the long run. Take it slow, get to know one another, and if you want to hang out like BFFs, by all means, do so. Or you could just be roommates— it’s up to you. 7. Disrespecting security. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com This goes for all campus buildings, but at the dorms especially, residents and security officers can become very familiar with one another. So why not be nice? 6. Mixing garbage, recyclables, and in some cases, compost material. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com All three must be separated! 5. Not addressing conflict. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com Do you and your roommate have beef? Deal with it! The longer each of you ignore the problem, the greater the tension will build. Address and discuss your issues and you'll feel a lot better. 4. Bringing guests over unannounced. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com Planning ahead or just sending a few quick text messages back and forth can save a lot of tension. 3. Eating your roommate's food. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com Really? 2. Getting locked out. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com You could be the coolest person in the world, but once you’re the kid who gets locked out every other weekend, building staff won't be happy. 1. Not getting involved. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via giphy.com The dorms are a magnificent place for acquiring a leadership role, and there are many benefits to reap from participating and volunteering in the residence hall.