What I remember: Hermione's at university (I think at America), and people don't recognize her much. People don't believe that she even has a relationship or a love life at all. They won't even believe her that she knows Snape. Ergo, I believe (from what I remember was what motivated me to search through a ton of my favorited stories), was that her classmates don't even believe that she's friends with Harry Potter (they apparently know him) and Ron Weasley. Somehow, Hermione didn't get that famous at America. Or the newspapers left her out..
Her room mate is shocked, the entire dorm corridor was shocked when Severus came to visit her. I think he kissed her or hugged her or something. And it was enough to shock the entire dorm as I think Hermione's been refusing all the guys. Her room mate is somewhat slutty I think, if that helps. They don't get along at all. And I believe that the people there know Snape. I think from a potions-related uni-wide seminar or something.
Where I think it is located: Possibly The Petulant Poetess, Ashwinder Sycophanthex, or fanfiction.net (in order of likelihood of where it possibly exists according to my memory).
Finished or Not: I believe it was a WIP
Date story was last updated: I don't really remember, but I do remember that I've read it back in 2010.
Why I need help: I've been trying to find this back in 2011, and searched through my favorite lists. But I can't seem to find it, or have forgotten to favorite it.