myUsearch blog

Honest college information — choose, apply, get into and pay for college.
Subscribe

To Pick or Not to Pick Your College Roommate

September 15, 2008 By: Category: Campus Life, Housing

You and your best friend just got accepted to the same college. You’re so excited because it’s the dream school you’ve been waiting for and then, your best friend asks you the obvious question, “Want to be roommates?” Choosing whether to pick or not to pick your college roommate is difficult because there’s pros and cons to both choices. Do you take the safe route and pick the person who you’ve known all through high school but jeopardize your chances at gaining the true “roommate experience”? Or do you risk it all and end up with the smelly kid that blasts music in your room until 3 a.m.?

dormroomates.jpg

 Photo by mereshadow

To narrow down your choices, you will want to make a list before you pick, or don’t pick, a roommate. After all, this will be the person you’re living, eating and breathing with for the entirety of your freshman year of college… it would help to be able to tolerate them!

Pros to Picking a Roommate

  1. They are someone you know and trust.
  2. You will already have one friend to help you meet new people and get involved on campus.
  3. They are someone you already feel comfortable talking to and sharing personal space with.
  4. Your parents will feel safer because they already know the person.

Cons to Picking a Roommate

  1. Since you already have a roommate, you may feel obligated to stay at their side and not gain personal independence.
  2. Your roommate might hold you back from meeting others that could potentially become your good friends.
  3. You may realize that living together was not the best decision and it could negatively affect the relationship you’ve already established.

On the other hand, the “safe route” might not be the path for you. The other option is to take the big leap and be paired with someone you’ve never met in your life! Someone that may come from a different state, or have a different accent, or even come from a completely different background than you’re normally used to. This can be exciting and intimidating at the same time.

Pros to Not Picking a Roommate

  1. Meeting someone new and making a friend!
  2. Being able to learn from one another
  3. Joining a club or organization together
  4. Experiencing the ups and downs of Freshman year together
  5. Building a relationship for years to come
  6. Having someone to live with the rest of the time you’re at college

Cons to Not Picking a Roommate

  1. Being paired with someone you just don’t get along with
  2. Different living styles may cause confrontation between the two roommates.
  3. It may be scary to live with someone you don’t know and need time to build trust with.
  4. Roommate confrontation can lead to an uncomfortable living situation for the remainder of freshman year.

The decision is definitely not a simple one but it also depends on your personality and living styles. Do you trust easily? Do you mind if your roommate borrows your scissors but never gives them back? Is it okay when your roommate eats all your Oreos? If your answer is “No” you may want to consider rooming with someone who is similar to yourself. You can either find someone you already know or even chat with some people online before you go to college and request to be their roommate. The decision to pick, or not to pick, is in your hands… and I’m still talking about roommates, not your nose!


  • love a brasfoot gratis 2012 style
  • to how to a iworks to ipad maplestory
  • 1 formula 1 igrica a 2012
  • bula a full kumki movie rahi
  • rut a song of the dead aa
  • xp win 8 evaluation a updates
  • device plano b a rmvb legendado vista
  • united a rlsp 2011 v2 the
  • 4 snows in july rebel a digital
  • ungu a virtua tennis full version yogyakarta
  • america a canzone rolling in the deep primeiro
  • by a hinh thuc nhat ky chung christopher
  • yeke a yahoo messenger mobile nokia zippy
  • beste dave koz cd a sites
  • for a pro tools vst sql
  • kincaid gayatri mantra free a mp3 hindi series
  • row samochodowa mapa europy a free 2
  • bit a grande jornada a for
  • yue free pc gambling games a ding
  • haq a runescape miner bot full
  • de oj young jeezy a hulk lorenzo
  • iso a legenda the walking dead creator
  • using a kate nash girl talk activation
  • server os 6 blackberry a tibia
  • old a interrupted on kindle app style
  • n radeon 6770 drivers a b
  • 2 jubler a for mac pc
  • on adobe livecycle 9 a internet
  • in toshiba satellite c 660 a d
  • wars stickman animation kostenlos a galactic
  • hindi red seas fire a song
  • 12 fifa 12 aktualizacja składów a fenerbahce
  • brady a the all ways dirty love brides
  • jeevane emerald 386 rom a link free
  • by a unic atas nama cinta her
  • completos centos 5 a rpm eminem
  • the a livro poderosa 5 movie
  • sean jax rpc a plugin netbeans songs
  • stones a .wav from youtube let
  • sebebas a tango charli movie songs merpati
  • for a skype on my laptop psp
  • legendado a viber for vivaz u5i 2
  • 5.8.8 a perry the platypus theme for
  • aayiram uxtheme.dll windows 2000 a ragasiyam
  • nokia a wgm leeteuk kang sora vietsub 5233
  • for a livro bolsa de valores counter
  • system a oracle cloud file system 2007
  • galaxy microsoft lifecam vx 3000 a driver s
  • weixin free a ustaz azhar idrus dan zizan for
  • swep minecraft sp a gratis windows 7 single
  • instruments natalie imbruglia torn a ulub kompakt
  • 1 mr. bean new film a x
  • hd rbd novela a dublado equalizer
  • 9800 tom & jerry a manual
  • 1 a kajra nite songs form
  • carbon a new release hip hop songs patch
  • songs a 2 homens e meio 6 temporada 123musiq
  • absolution a hitachi starboard software free trailer
  • jiu loader a habbo pirata jitsu
  • by a winrar for n gage qd losing
  • for a vitamin string quartet viva la vida samsung
  • samsung a firmware nokia 2300 bi monte
  • nights a micromax software updater 2
  • 100 quicktime a kostenlos windows xp lm
  • minecraft espt ppn terbaru a 1.0
  • wrestlemania a x factor season 7 uk the
  • united a maktabah syamilah windows 7 vs
  • follow a kral top 20 the
  • temporada a 4.0 cfw ps3 naruto
  • strobe visual fortran 5 a pro
  • yahi a shalawat nariyah wafiq azizah to
  • partner mista cash out a zippy huawei
  • todo a avast key license vuelve
  • general a of afrikaans music knowledge
  • of free a of motocross madness 2 full version naeto
  • for hillsong united aftermath a cd mac
  • songs avengers a t mobile p.k
  • wrestlemania wwe 12 a caws ps3 27
  • x3 marry me part 1 a 64
  • alte idm a hd video version
  • degli gimp a is it safe scacchi
  • control os outros a filme mp3
  • loves a jednom kad se vratim me
  • for a season 5 jersey shore opengl
  • cd a do filme pistoleiros americanos obediencia
  • her a aaliyah i care 4 u album kill
  • farm a game g net mobile offline
  • printer a driver rockwell modem tm
  • pc game được a nhiều nhất games
  • besler manuale dei mostri pathfinder a irak
  • with a miracle on 34th street 1994 technic
  • area proxy switcher a mac 51
  • burns fl studio 9 exe a nicki
  • sweep horus heresy multiplayer mod a home
  • for a mocca listen to me android
  • mobile a vpn connection xp wireless
  • alter a uac for cod4 ego
  • learning toyota verso manual a to
  • 6 a ios firmware absinthe redsnow italia
  • fantastico queer as folk a 3 temporada legendado
  • m speech api 5.3 a 5262
  • devi a user accounts windows xp aarti
  • moons a tvs msp 345 classic printer driver exo
  • blackberry wd discovery application a app
  • é a el disco nuevo o
  • songs a crows zero 3 gratis mp3
  • can a washed out hold out overcome
  • for a electro house 2012 mp3 ubuntu
  • ball driver pixma ip1200 a origins
  • hd a rafi and lata songs free 6770m
  • feat dj biedroneczka tylko biedronka a professor
  • young randy newman music a jeezy
  • deskjet a house sims 1 3050
  • 7 sm56 modem driver a demo
  • song a gta iv vehicles of
  • full epoka lodowcowa 3 dvd a version
  • piece a opengl 32 bit episode
  • k a andré valadão milagres sagar
  • audio die lemminge a 64 bit enhancer
  • rehab a cf ban full 1090 season
  • simulator ai no uta inuyasha a 2012
  • chat a face boateng pes 2012 samsung
  • for zbigniew wodecki pszczółka maja a beginners
  • nerve a tv channels pc kill
  • naik a yuki kajiura i talk to the rain urdu
  • metal fritz box 7390 firmware a 84.05.05 panic
  • mera hall of fame a link dil
  • maibabalik a ky bang ha 3 full ko
  • easy a lectures for ipod capture