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 and meet your roommate on your first day at school or you meet someone at orientation, hit it off and decide to room together, almost everyone feels nervous about their first college roommate.
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: