College Roommates

Submitted by John Alexander on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:40


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Welcome to having a college roommate. Hopefully you will get along great with your new roommate but you may be in for a big adjustment, especially if you are going potluck or if you are not used to sharing a room with someone. Most of us had our own bedrooms at home. We could keep it messy or sparkling clean. Since you will be living in just one room now hopefully your new roommate and you will both be great at keeping your room clean and you can get along well.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to getting to campus and get your room is to arrive first on the scene. The early bird gets the worm so to speak. If you are first you will be able to pick the bed and the closet you want to have and have to use what is left over. Also if you can meet or talk to your roommate online before the semester starts you might be able to work out things like who is bringing a fridge, coffee pot and other items that you will wind up wanting to share to keep the space taken up by these items to a minimum.

There will be many things to work out like, who will clean the dishes and the fridge. Also there will be many things to adjust to like how long each of you sleep in the morning and stay up at night. This can cause real issues if one of you wakes up like a rooster and the other likes to sleep. It is always best to be considerate of your roommate if they are asleep and do everything you can not to disturb them. Another thing that you can do is to keep you clothes and laundry picked up. The space is small so being as neat as possible is always important.

You are going to have many challenges along the way with your roommate so think about the things that might come up and how you will handle them when they do. Some kids are really easy going and some aren’t. Learning how to get along with people is a very important part of what you will be learning in college so make the most of it and remember that those skills will go a long way when it comes to getting along with your coworkers when you enter the work force. The good news is that if you can’t work things out there will be plenty friends that you have met at school that will be looking for new roommates at semester and you can always find a new roommate. When you are looking for a new roommate its always a good idea to check one of the online roommate finders like that can help you find what you are looking for in a roommate.