Hey, incoming freshmen. I know that the number one thing you’re nervous about this summer is whether or not you’re going to get along with your new roommate this fall. I’ve been there — the thought of being thrust into a 10-by-15-foot room to live with a total stranger for a year can be super daunting.
Whether you decide to go in blind or room with someone from orientation, a roommate questionnaire saves you from stress.
When I found out my roommate’s name, I immediately found and stalked her on Facebook, and we messaged back and forth a few times over the summer but never Skyped or talked on the phone. I walked into my room knowing only that. We ended up having the exact same bedding from Bed Bath & Beyond. We had both gone to all-girls high schools, both have one sibling, and we even discovered that we used the exact same shampoo and deodorant.
From left to right: me and my roomie on our first day; me and my roomie now: