Tue 7 Jun 2011
Whenever students get the acceptance letters from their number one school, they’re most likely not thinking about the classes they might take or the clubs they’re going to join. Most likely, they’re worried about all the new people they are going to meet and whether or not they’ll make friends. And ultimately, they’re worried about the person they’re going to be stuck living with for the next 8 months. At least, I know this is how I felt. Getting my roommate assignment was one of the most exciting and nerve wracking experiences of my preparation for college. I mean, living with a stranger is a big deal. They make horror movies about this stuff.
So of course, as soon as I found out my future roomie’s name I stalked her on Facebook. Soon we contacted each other and started to figure out how we wanted our room to look. I had a great first roommate experience because we were both really considerate of the other’s feelings and personal belongings. However, this sometimes got in the way of our friendship because neither one of us wanted to do anything to upset the other. We both wanted to hang out with each other, but were afraid of clinging to each other and so we had a lot of miscommunications. Over time we learned to communicate better and we became great friends. Having a roommate was definitely a learning experience for me, but it’s one that every college student faces eventually, and it’s really not so bad.